​Cathleen Gempeler MT-BC

Music Therapy

​​​Music For Healing LLC 

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
(American Music Therapy Association)

Music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address and meet physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and spiritual goals of individuals and groups.

Music is innate in all of us.  Music therapy is a flexible and adaptable therapeutic approach to working with people of all ages and all levels of functioning.

The primary elements that are used in music therapy include melody, pitch, and rhythm.


Cathleen specializes in providing DBT skills (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) combined with music therapy to teach the modules of DBT:  Mindfulness Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, Emotion Regulation Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Walking the Middle Path skills, and When Addiction is The Crisis skills.

DBT and Music Therapy is available for:

Men, women, children,

pre-teens, adolescents

Group and individual sessions


Therapy services are focused on serving those individuals who have experienced complex trauma.  Vocal toning is one healing modality within music therapy that uses the voice to regain one's innate voice for freedom from pain.