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What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. 


- The American Music Therapy Association

What are the Benefits of Music Therapy?
  • Stress and anxiety reduction

  • Develops coping and relaxation skills

  • Improves reality testing

  • Improves self-esteem and personal insight

  • Positive changes in emotional states

  • Memory recall

  • Improves social skills

  • Sensory stimulation

  • Increases emotional expression and self expression

  • Improves frustration tolerance

  • Increases attention span

  • Improves impulse control

  • Non-pharmacological management of discomfort and pain


Corinne Stypulkoski





Corinne is the founder and owner of Therapy by the C and is a NYS licensed creative arts therapist and nationally board-certified music therapist. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in music therapy. Corinne began her career in New York City and has since worked with clientele of all ages and with a variety of needs.


She currently provides music therapy services to inpatient behavioral health units in addition to outpatient individuals and groups. Throughout her work, Corinne has come to specialize in helping children, adolescents, and young adults explore creative avenues of communication, self-expression, and connection. She has focused on mindfulness, personal strengths, and self-validation as key components through creative processes in her work. Another main method in her practice is to assist clients in mood management with a focus on developing positive coping skills and insight through musical expression.

A note from Corinne:

My goal as a clinician is to work with  you in formulating goals that best meet your needs. I believe that therapy is only successful when the client feels comfortable with the therapist. Therefore, I welcome feedback and encourage an open line of communication between myself, my clients, and their caregivers throughout treatment. 

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My Approach

Bailey Eklof


Bailey joined the team at Therapy by the C in 2023 as a music therapy contractor. She earned her degree in Music Therapy from the University of Evansville in Indiana. Bailey's primary instrument is voice and she also plays guitar, piano, and ukulele. She completed her internship at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. She then obtained her MT-BC and NICU-MT certifications. She has experience in addiction recovery, mental health, adult and pediatric medical settings, foster children, autism, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases. Bailey resides in Boynton Beach with her husband, Ben, and pups, Toast and Crumpet. She is also a licensed realtor and enjoys being outside, cooking, and creating music and art.

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