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. 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 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. Amanda McGuire-Bloom, MT Music Therapist
Mandy McGuire-Bloom graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy. During her time at Ohio University, Mandy studied piano and was involved in Women’s Ensemble and Choral Union. She completed her internship at Music Therapy Care LLC, where she gained experience working with children with autism, adults with developmental disabilities and Alzheimer’s patients. Mandy is very passionate about music and is eager to continue to help others through music therapy.
Kate Mickey, MT Intern Music Therapist Intern
Kate Mickey is currently completing her six-month internship as a required component of her Bachelor's degree in music therapy from Ohio University. During her time at OU Kate studied voice and was apart of Women's Ensemble, Ohio University Singers and was the Music Director for the all-female acapella group, "Title IX". Kate had to complete seven semesters of practicum in which she was able to work with a variety of populations including adults with developmental disabilities, geriatric populations, psychiatric populations and those receiving hospice care.
In addition to music therapy, Kate spends much of her time cooking and binge-watching Disney movies. She enjoys belting out karaoke with her friends and eating lots of food. Kate has loved music for as long as she can remember and brings that passion into each of her sessions.