Sara has been a board-certified music therapist since May of 2018 and primarily works with children and adolescents. She graduated cum laude with honors from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music in 2016. While at Texas Woman’s University, Sara was very involved in leadership roles through Sigma Alpha Iota – Iota Omega, the TWU clarinet choir, and the TWU Student Association for Music Therapy. In 2018 she completed her music therapy internship at the Denton State Supported Living Center in Denton, TX. Sara will graduate from Texas Woman’s University with a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy in December 2019.
Currently, Sara spends most of her free time enjoying time with her cat, Oliver, and spending time with her significant other, Clayton.
Alzheimer’s Disease has no cure and is a degenerative disease that causes cognitive and behavioral impairments. Depression and anxiety are symptoms that are often experienced with Alzheimer’s Disease. When anxious or stressed, levels of cortisol increased in blood, saliva, sweat, hair, and urine. In, “Does Music Therapy improve Anxiety and Depression in Alzheimer’s Patients?”, De La Rubia Orti, et al look into if music therapy can reduce cortisol levels in Alzheimer’s patients.