Emily Christensen, SCMT, MT-BC

Emily Christensen, SCMT, MT-BC
Currently Accepting Clients
Davis County, Salt Lake County, Tooele County, Utah County, Weber County
Older Adults, Neurologic Impairments, Hospice, Dementia

Emily Christensen is a Board Certified Music Therapist. She graduated from Utah State University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and a minor in Guitar Pedagogy. She completed her internship in Birmingham, AL at Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital where she worked with populations effected by traumatic brain injury and strokes. Following her internship, she moved to California and founded Crescendo Music Therapy. Emily provided contractual music therapy services for local nursing homes, working with small groups of elderly clients.

Following a 17 year break to raise her children, Emily re-established Crescendo Music Therapy. She completed her training in Neurologic Music Therapy in Oct. of 2011.

Crescendo Music Therapy provides music therapy services for hospice agencies and nursing  homes along the Wasatch Front. Her and her music therapy team improve quality of life for their patients using a variety of techniques, including music assisted reminiscence and life review, music with relaxation and/ or imagery, improvisation, songwriting, adaptive instrument playing, singing and/or music listening.

Emily enjoys advocating and educating about music therapy and is a frequent presenter at conferences, in-services or support groups. She is currently the secretary for the Utah Association of Music Therapists, and is an active member of the Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She can be reached at emily@musictherapyutah.com  or 435-840-5661

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Emily Christensen, SCMT, MT-BC