Ella received her Bachelors of Arts in Spanish degree from Baldwin Wallace University as of August 2018. Upon completion of her internship with Central Ohio Music Therapy, she will receive a Bachelors of Arts in Music Therapy from the same institution. She has had therapeutic experience with a variety of populations in the Cleveland area throughout her 4 years at Baldwin Wallace. She is excited to continue on her journey of becoming a board-certified music therapist by completing her internship at Central Ohio Music Therapy.
Board-certified music therapists are ethically bound to provide evidence-based practice. Within evidence-based practice are three areas of consideration: the best available research, clinician expertise, and client values. This article explored client values as they relate to music therapy in mental health, particularly clients’ perspective on recovery. The findings, in addition to the authors’ philosophy, suggest the efficacy of implementing a recovery-oriented practice in music therapy.