Executive Director, Music Therapist
Neurologic Music Therapist – Fellow
Jenni is Board-Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 13 years of clinical experience.
Jenni received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy from Western Illinois University after completing her undergraduate clinical internship at Giant Steps Illinois, Inc., a therapeutic day school for children with Autism. Jenni obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. She also possesses advanced certification in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT-Fellow). Jenni is a certified yoga instructor, completing her 200 hour teacher training at Yogaview Chicago in 2016.
Jenni’s clinical experience includes a variety of populations with medical and neurological disorders. Her expertise includes using music in speech rehabilitation and in counseling for children and adults coping with trauma, anxiety and depression. She also has extensive experience working with children diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.
Jenni has served as the President of the Illinois Association for Music Therapy and maintains membership in the American Music Therapy Association, the Robert Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy and the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach. Jenni co-authored the Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA) published in 2014. She is an experienced presenter, frequently speaking on a variety of topics related to creative arts therapy at universities and professional conferences. Jenni’s 2015 TEDx Talk, Moved by Music provides an in-depth look of the impact of rhythm on movement and can be found on YouTube.