Mandi Gee is a board-certified music therapist dedicated to helping people reclaim their lives.
Partnered with interdisciplinary facilities, community groups, and individuals, Mandi works to affect emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses. When individualized music experiences are designed to fit functional abilities and needs, responses may be immediate and readily apparent.
Clients need not have a music background to benefit from music therapy.
Mandi's approach to therapy rests in the importance of intention and giving a voice to those who have been silenced. Her background in building safe containers through music uses improvisation to travel towards deeper levels of understanding. Specialization in the areas of mental health and substance abuse allow Mandi to develop healthy relationships of support, coping, and boundaries in the lives of her patients.
Mandi has clinical experience working with a diverse range of clients, including adults with chemical dependency and mental illness, at-risk youth, active duty military, homeless persons, and survivors of domestic violence. She believes that we can help foster the positive growth of our society by bringing underserved members of our community together through the arts.
She is passionate about exploring culture and has experience performing music from Spain, Latin America, Mexico, Zimbabwe, West Africa, Trinidad, India and the US. As an active member of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Western Region AMTA, she was the 2015 recipient of the Serena Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship (AMTA) and the Theodore Meyer Scholarship (WRAMTA), and the 2016 recipient of the Wilhelmina Harbert Professional Conference Scholarship (WRAMTA).
Mandi is a Board-Certified Music Therapist and REMO HealthRHYTHMS™ Trained Facilitator. She holds Bachelors of Arts in Music Performance with an Emphasis in Percussion from California State University, Fresno. She attended graduate school at California State University, Northridge, earning her Music Therapy Equivalency, and completed her clinical internship in San Diego, California at MusicWorx, Inc.
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