Molly Rea is a senior music therapy student at Purdue University who is minoring in psychology and holds an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts degree from Ivy Tech Community College. She has gained clinical experience over the past three years by bringing music therapy to individual, nursing home, hospital, and group rehabilitation settings. She aspires to open and manage an integrative holistic healthcare clinic to address needs of individuals living in disadvantaged communities where mental health resources are scarce. Her passion lies in mental health awareness and she hopes to address conditions such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and suicide prevention during the course of her career. In Fall of 2018 she completed her music therapy practicum at the YWCA of Northeast Indiana providing services to women in recovery. Through this experience, women demonstrated interest in learning how to play an instrument which inspired her current volunteer work leading a weekly ukulele class. In this article, she describes the new relationship between the YWCA of northeast Indiana and the Purdue University Fort Wayne music therapy program.
"Finding Harmony in Health for Treating Addiction: Support for Women in Recovery Through Music Therapy,"
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 6
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