Kylie has been a Board-Certified Music Therapist since January 2014. She received her Bachelors of Music degree in Music Therapy from Ohio University. She worked as a Music Therapist at Giant Steps for 4 years, and graduated with her Masters in Music degree in Music Therapy from Colorado State University in May 2017. She has a variety of therapeutic experience between her schooling and work experience.
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.