Shonda Malik, 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.
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 day programs for adults with developmental disabilities, a private school autism program in Kettering and private home visits. Music Therapy Care employees one music therapist and trains music therapy interns and practicum students.
In addition to practicing music therapy, Shonda has taught piano for fifteen years, working with both typical and special needs students. Trista Reagan, MT-BC Board Certified Music Therapist Trista Reagan graduated magna cum laude from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy. During her tenure at CSU, Trista studied voice, performed in CSU Chorale, University Chorus, and was President of the student organization entitled CSU Choirs. Trista completed her internship at Bethany Village, a large continuing care and retirement community in Dayton, Ohio. At Bethany, Trista had the opportunity to work with residents on skilled nursing units, a rehab unit, memory support, assisted living, and those receiving hospice services. In addition to music, Trista loves being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling. Trista’s love of music started at the age of 6 when she received her first solo in the song “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. Since that day, music has been a consistent part of her life and she would love to use her love of music to help and inspire others.