Chelsie Ozga, NMT    Chelsie received her B.S. in Music Therapy from SUNY Fredonia in New York. While getting her degree, Chelsie worked in a hospital as an activities aide. She spent the majority of her time working in the memory care and brain injury unit. Chelsie became extraordinarily passionate about the use of music in a medical setting when memory care patients began sharing stories after singing with her. Brain injured patients began utilizing atrophied limbs to play instruments. Best of all, the hospital had many families coming to visit.  Music gave loved ones a way to connect and create as opposed to sitting helplessly at the bedside.    After graduating, Chelsie moved to Colorado to become a certified Neurologic Music Therapist.  She began working infants, children, teens and adults with ASD, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, epilepsy, depression/anxiety, TBI, ADHD, dyslexia, behavioral/interpersonal disorders and sensory/processing disorders.    Chelsie has also helped children work through typical but difficult issues like bullies, lack of motivation in school, low self-esteem and divorce.  

Chelsie Ozga, NMT

Chelsie received her B.S. in Music Therapy from SUNY Fredonia in New York. While getting her degree, Chelsie worked in a hospital as an activities aide. She spent the majority of her time working in the memory care and brain injury unit. Chelsie became extraordinarily passionate about the use of music in a medical setting when memory care patients began sharing stories after singing with her. Brain injured patients began utilizing atrophied limbs to play instruments. Best of all, the hospital had many families coming to visit.  Music gave loved ones a way to connect and become empowered.

After graduating, Chelsie moved to Colorado to become a board certified Neurologic Music Therapist.  She began working infants, children, teens and adults with ASD, Down Syndrome, mitochondrial disorder, developmental delay, epilepsy, depression/anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia, behavioral/interpersonal disorders and sensory processing disorders.  Chelsie has also helped children work through typical but difficult issues like bullies, lack of motivation in school, low self-esteem and family issues.

Chelsie provides in-home sessions from within 20 miles of Boulder, CO.


Mark McKenna, NMT

Mark graduated with a B.M. in Music Therapy from Arizona State University in 2013.  His primary performing instrument is tuba, and he is proficient in piano, guitar, percussion, and voice.  After completing his internship at The Music Therapy Center of California in San Diego, Mark later worked as a music therapist for Metro Music Therapy Inc. in Denver, Colorado.  While working for MMT, he provided music therapy services for children and teens with special needs, as well as older adults with Alzheimer's and dementia.  Mark received his music therapy board certification, and received additional training in neurologic music therapy in 2014.

Mark joined the Music Plus- Therapy Services of Boulder, LLC in 2016.  Mark has gained experience with several populations with special needs as a music therapist, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down™ Syndrome, epilepsy, behavioral disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and dementia.  Mark is looking forward to applying his knowledge and experience in a new setting at Music Plus!

Mark provides in-home sessions within 20 miles of Denver, CO.  


Melanie Knecht, MT-BC

Melanie graduated with honors from Texas Woman's University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Therapy and became a Board Certified Music Therapist in 2015.  Melanie has gained invaluable experience providing music therapy in a variety of settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, and private practice.  Some of the various individuals she has worked with have had diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Pallister-Killian Syndrome, Rett's Syndrome, Epilepsy, and Alzheimer's disease to name a few.  Melanie has experience working with every age group from premature infants in the NICU to elderly adults in the end stages of their lives.  Melanie has developed a passion for collaborating and co-treating with other therapies including OT, PT, and SLP, and has a strong desire to continue learning new ways to help her clients achieve their greatest potential.  Melanie moved to Colorado in the Fall of 2015 and joined the Music Plus- Therapy Services of Boulder, LLC family in 2016.

Melanie serves clients at our clinic location in Loveland, CO.



Silvan'Erb+Summers,'MA,'R+DMT,'LPCC''Silvan'is'a'graduate'of'Naropa'University’s'Somatic'Counseling'Psychology'program'with'a'focus'in'Dance/Movement'Therapy.''He'utilizes'these'cutting'edge'body+based'techniques'to'offer'clients'tools'for'symptom'relief'while'simultaneously'working'to'address'the'root'causes'of'discontent.''In'session,'he'holds'safe'space'for'a'creative'process'of'healing'and'self+empowerment'to'unfold'in'a'unique'way'for'each'client.''Extensive'training'in'mindfulness'and'Silvan’s'former'professional'life'as'an'art'teacher'and'department'chair'also'inform'his'work.''He'has'experience'supporting'adults'and'teens,'as'well'as'counseling'children'and'families'in'an'elementary'school'setting.''Silvan'is'dedicated'to'helping'clients'connect'with'their'innate'wisdom'and'strength'as'a'resource'for'creating'the'life'they'want'to'live.'Silvan'Erb+Summers,'MA,'R+DMT,'LPCC'
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Silvan'is'a'graduate'of'Naropa'University’s'Somatic'Counseling'Psychology'program'
with'a'focus'in'Dance/Movement'Therapy.''He'utilizes'these'cutting'edge'body+
based'techniques'to'offer'clients'tools'for'symptom'relief'while'simultaneously'
working'to'address'the'root'causes'of'discontent.''In'session,'he'holds'safe'space'for'
a'creative'process'of'healing'and'self+empowerment'to'unfold'in'a'unique'way'for'
each'client.'
'
Extensive'training'in'mindfulness'and'Silvan’s'former'professional'life'as'an'art'
teacher'and'department'chair'also'inform'his'work.''He'has'experience'supporting'
adults'and'teens,'as'well'as'counseling'children'and'families'in'an'elementary'school'
setting.''Silvan'is'dedicated'to'helping'clients'connect'with'their'innate'wisdom'and'
strength'as'a'resource'for'creating'the'life'they'want'to'live.''
Silvan'is'a'graduate'of'Naropa'University’s'Somatic'Counseling'Psychology'program'
with'a'focus'in'Dance/Movement'Therapy.''He'utilizes'these'cutting'edge'body+
based'techniques'to'offer'clients'tools'for'symptom'relief'while'simultaneously'
working'to'address'the'root'causes'of'discontent.''In'session,'he'holds'safe'space'for'
a'creative'process'of'healing'and'self+empowerment'to'unfold'in'a'unique'way'for'
each'client.'
'
Extensive'training'in'mindfulness'and'Silvan’s'former'professional'life'as'an'art'
teacher'and'department'chair'also'inform'his'work.''He'has'experience'supporting'
adults'and'teens,'as'well'as'counseling'children'and'families'in'an'elementary'school'
setting.''Silvan'is'dedicated'to'helping'clients'connect'with'their'innate'wisdom'and'
strength'as'a'resource'for'creating'the'life'they'want'to'live.'Silvan'Erb+Summers,'MA,'R+DMT,'LPCC'
'
Silvan'is'a'graduate'of'Naropa'University’s'Somatic'Counseling'Psychology'program'
with'a'focus'in'Dance/Movement'Therapy.''He'utilizes'these'cutting'edge'body+
based'techniques'to'offer'clients'tools'for'symptom'relief'while'simultaneously'
working'to'address'the'root'causes'of'discontent.''In'session,'he'holds'safe'space'for'
a'creative'process'of'healing'and'self+empowerment'to'unfold'in'a'unique'way'for'
each'client.'
'
Extensive'training'in'mindfulness'and'Silvan’s'former'professional'life'as'an'art'
teacher'and'department'chair'also'inform'his'work.''He'has'experience'supporting'
adults'and'teens,'as'well'as'counseling'children'and'families'in'an'elementary'school'
setting.''Silvan'is'dedicated'to'helping'clients'connect'with'their'innate'wisdom'and'
strength'as'a'resource'for'creating'the'life'they'want'to'live.'Silvan'Erb+Summers,'MA,'R+DMT,'LPCC'
'
Silvan'is'a'graduate'of'Naropa'University’s'Somatic'Counseling'Psychology'program'
with'a'focus'in'Dance/Movement'Therapy.''He'utilizes'these'cutting'edge'body+
based'techniques'to'offer'clients'tools'for'symptom'relief'while'simultaneously'
working'to'address'the'root'causes'of'discontent.''In'session,'he'holds'safe'space'for'
a'creative'process'of'healing'and'self+empowerment'to'unfold'in'a'unique'way'for'
each'client.'
'
Extensive'training'in'mindfulness'and'Silvan’s'former'professional'life'as'an'art'
teacher'and'department'chair'also'inform'his'work.''He'has'experience'supporting'
adults'and'teens,'as'well'as'counseling'children'and'families'in'an'elementary'school'
setting.''Silvan'is'dedicated'to'helping'clients'connect'with'their'innate'wisdom'and'
strength'as'a'resource'for'creating'the'life'they'want'to'live.'Silvan'Erb+Summers,'MA,'R+DMT,'LPCC'
'
Silvan'is'a'graduate'of'Naropa'University’s'Somatic'Counseling'Psychology'program'
with'a'focus'in'Dance/Movement'Therapy.''He'utilizes'these'cutting'edge'body+
based'techniques'to'offer'clients'tools'for'symptom'relief'while'simultaneously'
working'to'address'the'root'causes'of'discontent.''In'session,'he'holds'safe'space'for'
a'creative'process'of'healing'and'self+empowerment'to'unfold'in'a'unique'way'for'
each'client.'
'
Extensive'training'in'mindfulness'and'Silvan’s'former'professional'life'as'an'art'
teacher'and'department'chair'also'inform'his'work.''He'has'experience'supporting'
adults'and'teens,'as'well'as'counseling'children'and'families'in'an'elementary'school'
setting.''Silvan'is'dedicated'to'helping'clients'connect'with'their'innate'wisdom'and'
strength'as'a'resource'for'creating'the'life'they'want'to'live.'