Shonda Malik, MS, LPC, MT-BC Board Certified Music Therapist
Shonda Malik, MT-BC
Education/Training Shonda Malik graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, and completed a Master’s Degree at Wright State University in the Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program. She is using the credential of Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) towards expanding her resources in the interest of the highest quality care for the clients she is privileged to serve. Experience Shonda worked for 9 years as a subcontractor for Miami Valley Music Therapy which serves the Dayton, Ohio area. Populations served include public schools, adult day programming, long-term residential for adults with developmental disabilities, integrated preschool classrooms, hospice, and home based services. A specialty of Shonda's focus is work with children on the autism spectrum.
Shonda established her own music therapy company, Music Therapy Care LLC, in 2011. Contracts currently held include adult mental health programs, day programs for adults with developmental disabilities, and a private school autism program in Kettering. In addition to practicing music therapy, Shonda has taught piano for fifteen years, working with both typical and special needs students.
Kate Rathgeber, MT-BC Board Certified Music Therapist Kate is excited to join the Music Therapy Care Team. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Dayton and completed her music therapy internship at a school for kids and young adults with Autism in Lisle, Illinois. Afterward, Kate practiced in the Indianapolis area and provided music therapy services to individuals in the disability community. Additionally, Kate is currently pursuing a master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to further strengthen her clinical work for the future.
Aria Granger, MT Music Therapist Aria earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy at Indiana Wesleyan University in April 2022. Following graduation, she completed her internship in South Bend, IN where she had the opportunity to provide services for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Aria takes on a humanistic/holistic approach to her music therapy sessions and is passionate about helping others reach their full potential through the power of music.