The Bridge of Georgia is excited be partnering with Metro Music Therapy to offer group music therapy services to the students in their Academy!  Laura Lenz, MT-BC, one of our dynamic and well-versed music therapists, will be at The Bridge every Tuesday and Thursday mornings for these sessionsLaura will also be running our satellite clinic at The Bridge in order to provide private music therapy services to individuals in the area.*

 


From 9:00-9:30 a.m., Ms. Laura will be leading the music therapy group for The Bridge Academy, and the parents of these students are invited to observe!

About Metro Music Therapy:
 
Metro Music Therapy is a private practice providing music therapy services to the Metro Atlanta area. Our mission is to offer the most current and innovative music therapy practices to help our clients achieve non-musical goals through the use of musical interventions.  Our team has a wide variety of clinical music therapy experience and we are proud to offer a broad range of services to our communities in Metro Atlanta. We serve clients of all ages and with diagnoses including, but not limited to:
  • Autism
  • Down syndrome
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Emotional disabilities
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunction/Disorder
  • Hearing & Visual impairments
  • Premature infants in the NICU
  • Mental Health Diagnoses
  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression/Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Life-Limiting Illnesses/Hospice patients

You can learn more about our company and the services we offer by visiting our website: www.metromusictherapyga.com


Mallory Even, MT-BC, NICU MT Bio

Metro Music Therapy is owned and operated by Mallory Even, MT-BC, NICU MT. Mallory is originally from the Orlando, FL area, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Florida State University. She remained in Tallahassee to complete her internship with Leon County Public Schools and upon graduation from FSU, Mallory and her husband moved to the Atlanta, GA area. For two years before starting her practice, and for three years after, Mallory also worked as a music therapist in an adult and geriatric inpatient psychiatric unit located in Snellville, GA.

Since starting the practice in late 2007, Mallory has worked with clients of all ages and diagnoses in the Metro Atlanta area. She has provided music therapy and music lessons in specialized schools and a wide variety of health care settings, and has started new music therapy programs for facilities such as Breakthrough Recovery Outreach and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care.


Mallory holds the (MT-BC) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapist (NICU MT) designations, has completed the 30-hour training in Counseling Skills for Music Therapists, and has been a member of the American Music Therapy Association since 2002. She is also a member of the Music Therapy Association of Georgia and the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta.


Mallory’s principal instrument is the French horn, but she is also proficient in guitar and voice. She enjoys composing music for both children and adults, and has written, recorded and copyrighted an original CD entitled, “Favorite Day.”  Mallory and her husband of nine years have two-year-old boy/girl twins, Parker & Reagan.

Recently, Mallory volunteered to be the coordinator of the Atlanta Chapter of a nationwide instrument drive called, “Beat Teams.” Please read her blog post entitled, “Beat Teams – Atlanta Chapter,” to learn more about this initiative and the work Beat Teams and Terra Rising Records are doing around the country.


Laura Lenz, MT-BC Bio:

Laura, a transplanted Yankee, grew up in Massachusetts and ventured down south to the University of Miami in 1985. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy in 1989 and is proficient on flute, guitar, vocals and piano. After interning at United Cerebral Palsy of Miami, she became a board certified Music Therapist in 1990. Laura worked at several facilities in Miami including the ARC, Easter Seal Society and the Miami Veteran’s Hospital until her move here to Snellville in 1998. She worked for 3 years with Babies Can’t Wait and was employed with Eastside Medical Center’s Heritage Behavioral Health for 14 years.

Laura has traveled extensively through the Southeast, giving workshops and presentations on the therapeutic use of music with people of all ages. She also had the opportunity to guest lecture at the University of Miami and supervise undergraduate Music Therapy students during their student practicum experiences. Being able to use music to help others is truly one her greatest joys in life!

Her other passion is her family. Laura lives in Snellville with her husband of 20+ years and her daughter, Jackie. Together, they love to travel and are always planning the “next great trip!” Laura and Jackie are also extensively involved in community theater and Laura has been the musical director for Acting Up Theatre of Lawrenceville since 2010.

She is thrilled to be a part of the Metro Music Therapy family and is equally thrilled to share her love of music therapy with others!



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