Danielle became a music therapist because music was her refuge, and she believed in facilitating the safety she felt when she was immersed in music. Danielle received her degree from Marylhurst University in 2014. Trained in humanistic and integrative philosophies with extended training in the Bonny-Method of Music and Imagery, NICU music therapy, and Sound Birthing Music-Assisted Childbirth, Danielle offers a well-informed approach. Danielle completed her internship in a downtown hospital serving adults in acute and rehabilitative settings. Inspired by her personal experience with music and clinical experience, she was inspired to start Refuge Music Therapy, dedicated to the individual client and the community.
Music: A Lifelong Love
Danielle grew up in a very musical family, learning to read sheet music around the same time she was learning to read and write. Piano and singing were her first loves. At first, those foundational skills were difficult to appreciate, but there was a moment of conversion in a Prelude by Debussy. It was as if the world just melted away and she was immersed in this dynamic and energetic waterfall. The imagery was so powerful, it was truly an altered state of consciousness. Danielle was inspired through this experience, and continued her musical journey, learning the guitar, and composing original songs.
Dedicated to the Community
Danielle has worked to increase awareness and availability of music therapy services thorughout Eugene and Springfield. From presentations at independent living facilities, public events, Natural Grocers wellness seminars, and booths at local festivities. Danielle is passionate about creating unity within the community, and hopes that her work with music therapy will help the community come together for optimal health and wellness.
(Music Therapy) helps to connect and enhance mood.
Able to bounce back from emotional upsets
After spending a few months with Danielle at Refuge Music Therapy, my daughter seems to be able to bounce back from emotional upsets much quicker than before.
So much fun playing
My son has so much fun playing with new instruments, learning new songs, and exploring the space. We love coming to music group!