GET TO KNOW US

Harmonic Changes was founded by Melissa Sommers, MM, MT-BC.  Officially, Meli Music LLC, the name change was established in 2020 to Harmonic Changes Therapy Services.  Melissa started the company with a hope of creating a team that could connect to each individual in the most unique and meaningful way.  Being that Melissa is a board-certified music therapist, there is an emphasis on the arts, as they are integral in all that we do.  The arts shape us into the people we become, and give us the lens in which we view and interact with in the world.

 
Melissa Sommers, MM, MT-BC

Based in Chicago, IL

CEO/Owner

Neurologic Music Therapist

Melissa is the proud Owner of Harmonic Changes Therapy Services and a Board-Certified Music Therapist. She started the company in 2013.

Laura Fonseca, MT-BC

Based in Los Angeles, CA

Clinical Director

Neurologic Music Therapist

Laura is the Clinical Director and Board-Certified Music Therapist.  She joined the team in 2017.

Anna Jeffries, MT-BC

Based in Los Angeles, CA

Music Therapist

Neurologic Music Therapist

Anna is a Board-Certified Music Therapist.  She joined the team in 2021.

Danielle Lowe, MT-BC

Based in Los Angeles, CA

Music Therapist


Danielle is a Board-Certified Music Therapist.  She joined the team in 2020.

Heather Hodorowski, MT-BC

Based in Milwaukee, WI

Administrative Assistant


Heather is the administrative assistant and Board-Certified Music Therapist.  She joined the team in 2020.

Laura Mui, MM, MT-BC

Based in Chicago, IL

Regional Supervisor

Laura is our Regional Supervisor for the greater Chicago area and a Board-Certified Music Therapist.  She joined the team in 2020.

Madeleine Puschautz, MT-BC

Based in Chicago, IL

Music Therapist

Madeleine is a Board-Certified Music Therapist.  She joined the team in 2020.

Marina Maiztegui, MT-BC

Based in Los Angeles, CA

Music Therapist


Marina is a Board-Certified Music Therapist.  She joined the team in 2019.

Marlee Simon, MT-BC

Based in Los Angeles, CA

Regional Supervisor

Neurologic Music Therapist

Marlee is our Regional Supervisor of the Greater Los Angeles area and a Board-Certified Music Therapist.  She joined the team in 2018.

Rakhi Shingala, LCPC, BC-DMT

Based in Chicago, IL

Dance/Movement Therapist

Rakhi is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist.   She partnered with Harmonic Changes in 2021.

 

CURRENT MUSIC THERAPY INTERNS

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MARISA DICAMILLO

Telehealth Based Music Therapy Intern

Marisa DiCamillo hails from Orange County, California. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice Performance from California State University, Long Beach in 2017. She was a member of the DownBeat award-winning vocal jazz ensemble Pacific Standard Time. Marisa also performed and traveled with the Bob Cole Chamber Singers and had the honor of participating in and winning two major international choral music competitions with this group including Choir of the World. 


Marisa is completing her master's equivalency in Music Therapy at University of Miami. While in Miami, she had clinical experiences focusing on early childhood development, hospice, and adult neurorehabilitation. Her thesis is exploring young adult decision making and how music composition experiences may influence it, and was recently presented as a poster at the 2020 American Music Therapy Association National Conference. 


Outside of music therapy, Marisa enjoys cooking, baking, songwriting, and spending time with family! She is so excited to join the Harmonic Changes team as a music therapy intern this spring.

Shelby Figueroa

SHELBY FIGUEROA

Los Angeles Based Music Therapy Intern

Shelby is a music therapy intern at Harmonic Changes in fulfillment of her Bachelor of Arts in music with the California State University Northridge. Prior to following her passion in music therapy, she worked as a Registered Nurse meeting and treating a variety of populations.

Shelby is primarily a vocalist, pianist, and songwriter, but is never without her ukulele or guitar for spontaneous music making. Shelby believes that everyone is creative and she has a passion for creating space for her clients to connect with their individuality and uniqueness.


Shelby is excited to use music to be present, connect, and express.

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BRIAN GOLDFINE

Chicago Based Music Therapy Intern

Brian Goldfine is currently an intern at Harmonic Changes and a graduate student at Loyola University New Orleans. He received his Bachelor’s in music at Naropa University with a minor in psychology. He went on to receive a post-baccalaureate certificate in post production audio for film at Columbia College Chicago. Brian’s primary instruments are guitar and percussion but is also proficient in vocals. On top of traditional instruments, Brian has a deep interest in technology, utilizing digital instruments and sound engineering to help aid in creative expression.

 

PAST MUSIC THERAPY INTERNS

Congratulations on successfully completing your internship!

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REBECCA LEVY

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ANDREW GARCIA