Music Therapy

While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our services to families and individuals continue. All group sessions remain suspended at this time, but we are resuming individual in-person and telehealth sessions. All in-person services will be carefully scheduled, and conducted with contact precautions and pre-screening questionnaires. All existing or new clients will be provided with more specific directions. Free music therapy consultations may still be done via phone or telehealth. We value your patience and flexibility as we develop the best ways to meet your needs through music.

You can email or call us during regular business hours Monday-Friday: (304) 293-4692, option 9; musictherapy@hsc.wvu.edu

DreamCatchers Staff & Administration

Grace Lauzon, MM, MT-BC: Director Coordinator and Administrative Assistant of DreamCatchers - Grace is a board-certified music therapist at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University. She is experienced with a variety of pediatric and adolescent populations including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, medical diagnoses and disorders, and behavioral disorders. Grace has vocal training in both classical and contemporary musical styles, and has contributed to community and collegiate stage productions in performance and directorial roles. She is a firm believer in the transformative properties of music and theatre and seeks to create accessible performance opportunities for children and families through the Dream Catchers program.

Dr. Lesley Cottrell, Administrator: Lesley is the Director of the Center of Excellence in Disabilities at West Virginia University and Professor in Pediatrics within the School of Medicine. She received her master’s degree in Child Clinical Psychology and doctorate degree in Life-Span Developmental Psychology. As a researcher, Dr. Cottrell has been the primary investigator on several research programs examining children’s development including the National Children’s Study.

Amy Burt, MOT, OTR/L: Occupational Therapist- Amy is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy at West Virginia University. Her primary area of focus is pediatrics, specifically autism, sensory integration, and community participation. Amy is also dedicated to caregivers of children with special needs which is what her doctoral dissertation is focused on. Amy has also received grants to complete a variety of interprofessional education activities with her students in the community.