Brooke Slemmer, MM, MT-BC
Berklee College of Music, BM in Music Therapy, 2010
Colorado State University, MM in Music Therapy, 2016
Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) since 2011
Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) since 2012
I am a music therapist with a passion for learning and educating about the human brain, as well as how it can change and adapt using creativity as the catalyst.
As an autistic adult, I find it natural and gratifying to connect with and provide mentorship for neurodivergent children. Having lived through the trial and error of navigating an unpredictable (and often unaccommodating) world, I am devoted to helping kids who experience the world like I did to feel heard and seen.
I incorporate neuroscience into my practice, as well as my research, to make sure everything I provide is functional, effective, and based in science. I am passionate about interdisciplinary research and practice, and have spent my career collaborating with occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, neuropsychologists, and other specialists to provide the best possible care for my clients.
Sophie Kohn, MT-BC
Tulane University, BFA in Piano Performance, 2015
Berklee College of Music, Equivalency in Music Therapy, 2016
Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) since 2017
I have been a board-certified music therapist since 2017 and have worked in school settings as well as private clinical settings. I’ve been teaching piano lessons for over 9 years; my music therapy training has informed my teaching and vice versa.
I’m passionate about creating a success-oriented therapeutic environment where my clients feel seen and have fun while working towards their clinical goals. I meet my therapy clients and piano students with flexibility and always aim to customize my approach to their unique needs and goals.
I am so excited to be offering services to my community in Brooklyn, and hope to increase access to quality music therapy and lessons in the area.
Ofri Tanchelson, MA, MT-BC
The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, BA in Sociology and Anthropology, 2006
The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, B.Mus in classical Voice Performance, 2006
Bar-Ilan University, MA in Music Therapy, 2013
Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) since 2021
I am passionate about creating a supportive therapeutic environment in which my clients can have an opportunity to discover themselves and grow through music and creativity.
I began my relationship with music as I sang in a children’s choir when I was 8 years old. Music was one of my first and favorite ways to express myself and connect to others.
I have worked in various settings as a music therapist since 2013, including Mental Health Centers and special education settings. In 2018, I moved to New York and studied at NYU Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center, where I gained additional experience working with adults and children with multiple disabilities. In addition, I have been teaching voice lessons and piano to children and adolescents, and I recently started a community choir focused on singing in Hebrew.
NeuroMotif Music Therapy aims to provide quality evidence-based services to the disabilities community in Brooklyn, NY and to cultivate and model a neurodiversity-affirming culture. As music therapists devoted to a humanistic and client-centered approach, we teach and provide therapy with the whole child in mind – their strengths, challenges, and individuality.
All of our therapeutic services are backed by science and replicable data. We are proud Brooklyn residents, and find meaningful fulfillment in serving our fellow Brooklyn families!
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