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Allison Reynolds

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Allison Reynolds, LCSW-R, LCAT, MT-BC maintains her own music psychotherapy private practice, with adults and older adults, and is adjunct faculty in the Music Therapy program at NYU Steinhardt. She received her master of arts in Music Therapy from NYU Steinhardt and her master of social work from Hunter College. She is a certified Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapist and Austin Vocal Psychotherapist, currently training under Dr. Diane Austin as a trainer in the Vocal Psychotherapy method. She has presented and led workshops nationally and internationally, including conferences in Japan and Portugal.

She also works as a Clinical Social Worker and is currently the Director of Behavioral Health at SMC Manhattan, a clinic located in Harlem, which specializes in treating adults with HIV, mental health diagnosis, substance use disorders, and trauma. She oversees the Behavioral Health Department, supervising staff and interns, providing psychotherapy, and advocating for services on behalf of her patients. Learn more about her work from her website.

Selected Publications

2020 World Congress of Music Therapy. “Giving a Voice to Trauma Through Vocal Psychotherapy,” Remote.

2019 Expressive Therapies Summit. “Vocal Psychotherapy for Developmental Trauma: Singing Toward Integration,” New York, NY.

2019 American Music Therapy Association Mid-Atlantic Region Regional Conference. “CMTE: Who’s Feeling is This? Transference/Countertransference Reactions in the Client Therapist Relationship,” Reston, VA.

2019 The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine Mount Sinai Beth Israel. "Challenges, Insights, and Successes: Music Therapy and Social Work Approaches to Biopsychosocial Treatment,” New York, NY.

2018 Opioid Management Congress. “Identify Holistic Methods to Treat the Whole Person and Improve Overall Health,” Nashville, TN.

2018 International Conference on The Dialogical Self. “Dialogical Self Theory and Vocal Psychotherapy,” Braga, Portugal.

2017 World Congress of Music Therapy. “Recovering the True Voice: Vocal Psychotherapy in Action,” Tsukuba, Japan.

2017 Expressive Therapies Summit. “Psychodynamic & Creative Techniques for Managing Difficult Client-Therapist Issues,” New York, NY.


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