Local Practice Continues to Grow, Serving Youth and Adult Populations

Stephens City, Va., December 1, 2015 — New Leaf Music Therapy, a full-service practice serving the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the Piedmont region of Virginia, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia, has announced that Alison Myers, MT-BC, has joined its practice serving clients primarily in youth populations.

Myers, a native of Wisconsin, is a board-certified music therapist recognized by the American Music Therapy Association. “My passion lies in helping children of all abilities to unlock their potential through music,” she says. “The New Leaf Music Therapy philosophy aligns with my own goals for client success so it was a natural fit. I’m pleased to be a part of this growing, best-in-class practice.”

Myers studied Music Therapy at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wis., and completed her music therapy internship in Fairfax County Public Schools. For three years, she worked in Fairfax County Public Schools as a music therapist and general music teacher in an elementary school with a Comprehensive Services program. Her experience is primarily with elementary-aged children (ages 3 through 12 years) who have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities (including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders) and emotional disabilities.

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Alison Myers, MT-BC, just can’t help showing her Packers pride. It resonates at New Leaf, though, since Richard Lewellen’s grandfather played for the team once upon a time!

In her spare time, she enjoys going camping and hiking with her dogs, as well as gardening and caring for her chickens. She is also a huge Green Bay Packers pan and enjoys going to games at Lambeau Field.

New Leaf Music Therapy is based in Frederick County, Va., and offers the services of music therapists trained by the nationally recognized music therapy program at Shenandoah University’s Conservatory. New Leaf’s clinicians are board certified by the American Music Therapy Association and must maintain a rigorous cadence of continuing education in order to remain credentialed.

“Alison brings a wealth of knowledge and experience serving youth populations to the New Leaf Music Therapy team,” says Richard Lewellen, MMT, MT-BC, director of the Stephens City, Va.-based practice. “She is a recognized leader in the field and her interaction with clients leaves a lasting impression. Her knowledge and warm spirit are the perfect fit for New Leaf Music Therapy and we welcome her to the practice.”

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About New Leaf Music Therapy

New Leaf Music Therapy is a licensed and insured practice that serves a variety of client populations, including those who need childhood development and IEP support services, mental health and stress management, rehabilitative therapy including pain management, and health and wellness services. Its founder and director, Richard Lewellen, MMT, MT-BC, is recognized for his groundbreaking music therapy work with Parkinson’s Disease patients. For more information about music therapy as a field or about New Leaf Music Therapy, please visit


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