Expressive Arts Counseling & Music Therapy Services
Integrating Eastern & Western philosophies with the Expressive Arts.
Working with the power of mental associations.
To support life goals, through emotional, behavioral, and mental wellbeing
Neurologic Music Therapy:
To support improvements in motor skills, cognition, speech, and memory
From early childhood, we are surrounded by expectations - from family, friends, culture, society. We internalize those expectations and experience their impact on our health, career, finances, relationships. Sometimes it manifests as perfectionism or Imposter Syndrome…sometimes as anxiety, grief, depression and stress. We are always trying to live up to something, real or imagined. In the effort to please everyone, we are often left exhausted, defeated, feeling like a failure. So maybe it’s time to rewrite that script imposed upon you…or the one that you imposed upon yourself.
You may be seeking therapy for the first time, or you may have tried therapy before and felt you didn’t get anywhere. At Sound Guidance, we integrate the Expressive Arts therapies - art, music, movement, poetry, play - with Energy Psychology as well as more talked-based modalities like CBT, Mindfulness, Narrative/Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems, to engage in a more whole-brain experience. This supports deeper understanding, greater expression and processing, and exploration of your desired path moving forward.
Your journey is unique...what you’ve been through, the direction in which you want to go...is also unique. We work as a team, as co-creators, to find what works for you, harvesting tools from a variety of therapeutic modalities - focused on a core awareness of the body-mind connection - to help heal past wounds, clarify your goals, and access your deep well of wisdom to support greater balance and joy.
Sound Guidance is owned by Dianna Rose, MA, LMHC, MT-BC, NMT. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State, as well as a nationally certified Music Therapist with specialized training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy.
Dianna received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Expressive Arts and Music Therapy, from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She also trained in Sound Therapy under Dr. Pat Moffitt-Cook at the Open Ear Center on Bainbridge Island, WA.
Dianna has worked in community health and in private practice.
Aside from her counseling practice with neuro-typical adults, she supports neuro-diverse individuals including adults and children with IDD, as well as acute and pathological brain issues like TBI, stroke, dementia, and Parkinson's.
Dianna is also the music director, percussionist, and vocalist for Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue in Seattle. She enjoys traveling, music (especially Jazz), The Arts, vegan cuisine, traveling, her family, and her animal companions.
If you are in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or reach out to one of the resources below.
King County Crisis Line
https://crisisclinic.org/; 1-206-461-3222; Available 24/7. Help to individuals, families & friends of people in emotional crisis
https://www.crisisconnections.org; 1-866-427-2724; A primary source for linking residents to emergency mental health services in King, Pierce, Clark, Skamania, Klickitat, Grant, Okanogan, Chelan, and Douglas Counties.
Crisis Text Line
https://www.crisistextline.org/ Text “start” or “go” to 741741; Available 24/7
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org; 1-800-273-8255; Available 24/7; Confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals
Love Is Respect
http://www.loveisrespect.org/; Text “loveis” to 22522; Support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships as well as information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement
The Trevor Project
https://www.thetrevorproject.org; 1-866-488-7386, available 24/7; National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people ages 13-24
1-877-565-8860; 8am – 2 am PST every day of the week; Hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.
https://teenlineonline.org/; Text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6pm – 9pm PST; Call (310) 855-HOPE or (800) TLC-TEEN (nationwide toll-free) from 6pm – 10pm PST. Provides personal teen-to-teen education and support before problems become a crisis
https://866teenlink.org/; 1-866-833-6546 (TEEN LINK); Confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental help line for youth ages 13-20, every evening 6pm – 10 pm PST.
Ok 2 Talk
http://ok2talk.org/; 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.
Proud 2B Me
http://proud2bme.org/O; Online community created by and for teens with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.
http://www.nationalsafeplace.org/; Text “HELP” to 69866 to find out the closest safe place; Call 1-800-786-2929; 5:30 am – 3:00 pm PST. National youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety.
I can see clients who reside anywhere in the State of Washington. Currently, all counseling sessions are virtual.
Music Therapy and Neurologic Music Therapy session's locations to be determined based on the client's needs