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"From stress to success with holistic help and hope. All while having a little fun along the way."

Our Mission


Our Mission

At Dynamic Lynks, we provide comprehensive therapeutic sessions and groups to spark growth, development, and discovery in individuals of all ages and abilities. Through affirming and client-centered practices, we give every individual the opportunity to succeed without intimidation or isolation.


Music Therapy is a space to find confidence, acquire new skills, and reach goals through joyful therapeutic music experiences! Our team at Dynamic Lynks emphasizes the importance of parent and client education, providing resources you can use at home to go from stress to success with holistic help and hope.

All while having a little fun along the way!


Contact us to learn more about our programs, schedule a free consultation, and explore how we can help you thrive!

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Our Philosophy

Affirming Services is not just a slogan, but truly a treatment approach focused on accessing the whole person to help each individual reach their desired goals.


Strategies you might see in session include:

  • Neuroscience-Informed Music Therapy

  • Play-Based Learning

  • Psychotherapy-Informed Music Therapy

  • Strengths-Based Supports

  • Developmental Scaffolding

  • Visual Schedules

  • Social Stories

  • Validation of AAC & Alternative Communication Systems


Because there are many ways to access the mind-body connection, we use multiple approaches to best suit each individual’s needs.

We believe that neurodevelopment, psycho-education, and therapeutic consistency are the keys to lasting growth and change.

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Our Philosophy
Our Team


Our Team

Alyssa Stone, MM, MT-BC, NMT, CYT 500
Owner & Founder, Clinical Director
Neurologic Music Therapist

Alyssa is a Board Certified, Neurologic Music Therapist, music educator and yoga instructor. Her holistic approach, engaging expertise and determined drive have led to the reality of her life-long goal, running a  successful therapeutic center for children. A graduate of the University of Miami, Alyssa studied Music Therapy, Music Education, and Psychology. Alyssa is currently pursuing her PhD in Music Therapy at Colorado State University. Alyssa's passion lies in celebrating neurodiversity and providing the best therapeutic services to help all individuals reach their fullest potential! Alyssa's current areas of research include executive function skill development through neuro-science informed techniques for neurodivergent individuals.

Areas of Focus:
Communication, Executive Function Skills, Child Development, Neurodiversity,
Professional Development, Clinical Supervision

Accepting new clients? No

Ava Marvin, MT-BC, CYT 200
Internship Director & Student Coordinator
Music Therapist

Ava is a Board Certified Music Therapist and Certified Yoga Instructor with a wide range of experiences working with children, adolescents, and adults. Ava received her degree in music therapy from Queens University of Charlotte where she also minored in psychology and theater performance.  Ava’s holistic approach is focused on viewing individuals as a whole person within the context of their life circumstances, and celebrating differences. This philosophy is at the center of her passion to therapeutically support individuals to fulfill their fullest potential and reach a variety of goals.

Areas of Focus:
Social groups, Social Development, Teens, Neurodiversity, Child Development,
School-Based Music Therapy in Social Emotional Learning Classrooms

Accepting new clients? Yes

Deborah Soszko, MT-BC
Director of Schools
Neurologic Music Therapist

Deborah is a board-certified, neurologic music therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience. She completed her music therapy degree at Illinois State University and her clinical internship at Giant Steps in Illinois. Deborah has since enjoyed working with both children and adults with a variety of needs/diagnoses including early intervention, developmental disabilities, autism, and other neurodevelopmental disorders, speech rehabilitation, EDBD, and Alzheimer’s care. Deborah approaches her clinical work by ensuring each person's autonomy, communication methods, and interests are respected and embraced throughout the therapeutic process using a person-centered approach.

Areas of Focus:
School-based music therapy, Professional Development, Clinical Supervision
Accepting new clients? No

Emily Padilla, MA, MT-BC
Music Therapist

Emily is a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Emily received her Bachelor of Music degree from Millikin University and her Masters in Music Therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College. She completed her music therapy internship at Dynamic Lynks. Emily loves working with both children and adults with varying needs/diagnoses. She uses an eclectic music therapy approach to best allow individuals to shine in sessions. Emily places an importance on building strong therapeutic relationships and values the rapport built between the therapist and client in order to come to the best therapeutic outcome. Using a person-centered approach, she celebrates individuality and focuses on each person’s strengths in order to reach their goals.

Areas of Focus:
Neurodiversity, Child Development, Adolescents, School-Based Music Therapy in
Muti-Needs, Self-Contained, SEL, & Blended Classrooms

Accepting new clients? No

Jessica Boy, MT-BC
Music Therapist

Jess is a board certified music therapist. She received her degree in music therapy from the University of Dayton where she also minored in psychology. Jess completed her music therapy internship at Mary Cariola Children’s Center in Rochester, New York. Jess’ client-centered approach focuses on honoring her client’s autonomy and celebrating the uniqueness of each individual. Jess has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults both individually and in a group setting, with a variety of needs/diagnoses such as developmental disabilities, autism, and other neurodivergent diagnoses. 

Areas of Focus:
School-Based Music Therapy for Multi-Needs, Blended & Self-Contained Classrooms, Children and Adolescents with Moderate to High Support Needs, Neurodiversity 
Accepting new clients? Yes

Shelby Jordan-Lake, MA, MT-BC
Music Therapist & Mental Health Counselor

Shelby is a board certified music therapist and Pre-Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Shelby received her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and her
Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Music Therapy from Lesley University. Shelby completed her music therapy internship at Dynamic Lynks and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Shelby’s training experience includes providing music therapy for infants and caregivers, neurodivergent individuals, individuals with complex medical conditions, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and adolescents experiencing mental health challenges. Shelby is dedicated to supporting a diverse caseload, striving to provide holistic treatment by applying a person-centered approach and considering all intersecting identities of the individual and their personal needs.

Areas of Focus:

Mental Health, LGBTQIA+, Infant & Caregiver, Children, Adults

Accepting new clients? Yes

Taylor Farlin, MT-BC
Music Therapist

Taylor is a board certified music therapist. She received her degree in music therapy from the University of Evansville where she minored in psychology. Taylor has experience in a variety of settings with music therapy ranging from pediatric medical, helping young patients through the challenges and stresses of being in the hospital, to adolescent and adult mental health, supporting a diverse population of clients along their mental health journey. Taylor is passionate about providing a safe and supportive environment to all her clients and their families as they continue to learn, grow, and explore.

Areas of Focus:

Mental health, Social/Emotional Learning, Tweens & Teens

Accepting new clients? Yes

Amy Rohde
Music Therapy Intern

Amy is a Music Therapy intern and a student at Saint Mary of The Woods College. Amy received her Bachelor of Music-Vocal Performance degree from California State University, Sacramento. Amy has spent her practicum semesters working with a wide range of ages and diagnoses, including a Fall 2023 practicum at Dynamic Lynks. Amy is excited to continue learning how to use music to enable clients to achieve their goals and fullest potential.

Jessica Benjamin
Music Therapy Intern

Jessica is a Music Therapy intern and a student at Illinois State University. She has completed several practicums with a wide range of clients, varying in age and diagnosis. Jessica is very passionate about working with neurodivergent individuals and looks forward to growing her own therapeutic skill set. 

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