Sarah has been a board-certified music therapist since August 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in music therapy from Ohio University and completed her internship with Central Ohio Music Therapy. Through her time with COMT, Sarah has had a wide variety of experiences working with people of all ages and populations.
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.