Orange Coast Music Therapy
Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC
Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow
Welcome to our page. My life has always been filled with music. It has spoken to AND for me, soothed me and helped me connect with others. It has been my hobby AND my therapy. I am passionate about helping others through the powerful tool of music.
Enjoy our site. We would like to help you find your better self through making music. -Karen Skipper
Orange Coast Music Therapy offers:
Group music therapy sessions
Individual music therapy sessions
Health Rhythms group drumming protocol
Educational seminars and inservice (Contact Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, NMT for a list of topics)
***NEW ON THE RESEARCH PAGE***
May is Older Americans Month
How Does Music Affect Older People?
Check out the Orange County Tremble Clefs website
Karen M. Skipper,
NMT Fellow Owner/administrator, is a Board Certified Music Therapist who has maintained a thriving private music therapy practice in Orange County for 30 years. She is a member of the American Music Therapy Association, a fellow of the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy and holds certification with the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Ms. Skipper has vast experience with geriatric clients including diagnoses of Alzheimers disease, CVA, Parkinsons disease and depression. She has also worked with people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders and persons on the autism spectrum. Karen's advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy gives her specialized expertise in the use of music to address neurologic issues such as CVA, Parkinson's disease and traumatic brain injury. Karen is a sought after speaker at educational seminars, conventions, service clubs, support groups and hospitals on avariety of topics relating to music therapy and conditions of the elderly.
Karen M. Skipper, MT-BC, NMT believes that anybody can benefit from making music.