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Welcome Our New Team Member: Katie Sieger

We are excited to have Katie joining us as she returns to the midwest from the warmth and sunshine of California!

Q: Where did you grow up, and what brought you to the Chicago area?

A: I grew up in the Northwest suburbs (Barrington) and lived there until moving to Nashville for college. After school and living in California for 3+ years, I decided to move back to Chicago to be closer to family and friends.

Q: Where did you go to college for your music therapy degree?

A: I got my undergraduate Music Therapy degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Currently I’m pursuing my Masters in Music Therapy from Colorado State University.

Q: What individuals and groups do you have experience working with?

A: I have clinical expertise in early childhood development, sensory processing, emotional regulation, and pediatrics across the board. I worked as lead music therapist for several years within a collaborative care model (occupational and speech therapy, and ABA corrects) I’ve also led groups centered around AAC communication and teen social skill development.

Q: What are your favorite instruments to use in Music Therapy sessions?

A: I love to use the Cabasa with and without my guitar. Another favorite is the gathering drum for its multiple uses!

Q: What are your favorite skills to work on in Music Therapy sessions?

A: cognitive control, sensory regulation, and motor planning.

Q: If you weren’t a music therapist, what would you be?

A: I think I would have tried marine biology, I’ve always loved animals and science.

Q: What do you want the Dynamic Lynks family to know about you?

A: I am passionate about fostering the strengths and development of my clients. I am a lifelong learner and believe modeling how to navigate through challenging situations is the best thing we can do to support kids. I love dogs, especially mine! His name is Appa and he is a Corgi pictured below! I also love to travel and go on hikes.

Q: What does celebrating neurodiversity mean to you?

A: Life, like learning, is not a one size fits all. Celebrating neurodiversity means changing the narrative around what it means to be human. When everyone is given the tools and supports to meet eye to eye, the possibilities are endless.

Q: What are you most excited about joining the Dynamic Lynks team?

A: To be a part of a team of music therapists and working with some amazing clients. I'm ready to share what I know and learn even more in return!

Email to schedule a free consultation with Katie!

Katie has availability Monday through Friday for sessions in Dynamic Lynks' clinic and throughout the city of Chicago.


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