About music therapy

AMTA Definition

"Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program." 


For more information, visit https://www.musictherapy.org

Working Definition

In general, music therapists use music as a tool to improve their clients’ quality of life or functional skills. This could be through improving their social skills, communicative skills, motor capabilities, cognitive functioning, or emotional skills. 

Populations Served

  • Special Needs 
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Medical 
  • Mental Health
  • Memory Care
  • Hospice
  • Wellness and Rehabilitation Centers
  • And more!

our staff

Betsy Gifford, MT-BC

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 Betsy Gifford is a Board Certified Music Therapist and a native of Victoria, Tx. She completed her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy at Sam Houston State University and her music therapy internship at MusicWorx, Inc. in San Diego, CA.  Gifford currently serves children and young adults (ages 0-26) with various needs and is a Sprouting Melodies provider. 


Molly Beahm, MT-BC

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Also a Sam Houston State graduate, Beahm completed her internship at the Lakemary Center in Paola, KS working primarily with children and young adults with intellectual/ developmental delays and/or behavioral disorders. She became board certified in September 2019 and moved back to her hometown to provide music therapy for those in need.