Jessica Brizuela, MT-BC, NMT, is a board-certified music therapist, and certified neurologic music therapist. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a B.M. in music therapy and a minor is psychology. She is certified through the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and through the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy at Colorado State University. Prior to her certification, Jessica completed clinical internships and practicum work at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Sherrill House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, and McLean Hospital among others. Jessica’s patient care expertise is diverse, having worked in a variety of populations including psychiatrics, geriatrics, pediatrics, special needs, rehabilitation, and medical settings. Jessica is a strong advocate for music therapy, having done international work in various countries and having presented research material at regional and national conferences.
In leading weekly music therapy sessions at The Arroyos Psychological Associates, Jessica uses active music making, lyric analysis, music listening, and discussion among other interventions, to provide an expressive outlet for clients while also helping to promote cognitive and emotional wellness and improve communication among clients.