Kirsten Hutchison, MT-BC

Kirsten Hutchison is a board-certified music therapist and a certified Neurologic Music Therapist. She is also trained in the Sanctuary® Model of care, which is a psychosocial education curriculum for victims of trauma. She received her degree from Utah State University and completed her clinical internship at Bethany Children's Home in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania working with teens in a residential care facility. Kirsten has been working extensively with children and teens with multiple disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, other developmental disorders, and emotional and behavioral disorders. She also has experience with adults in a nursing home, inmates in a minimum security correctional facility, and women in an eating disorders clinic. Kirsten has been working at Music Works Northwest since October, 2010. She has brought with her experience with group facilitation, and has assisted in developing and implementing new social and developmental groups for Music Works Northwest. Kirsten is bilingual and speaks both English and Japanese. When she is not doing music, her interests include writing, hiking, camping, learning, reading, and spending time with her wonderful and supportive husband.