Our Story 

Hi there! My name is Sammie and I’m the founder of Roots Music Therapy Services. Our story begins back home. With my sister, Trina. She has a giant smile, boundless empathy, and is blessed with some of the best friends anyone could ask for. Often when you ask Trina what she’s thinking about she’ll grin and say -- “Bobby” -- her boyfriend of 14 years. 

 

Yet life isn’t always so simple for Trina. She has Down syndrome, which is considered an intellectual and developmental disability. Growing up alongside my sister, I saw the challenges she faced because of her special needs. I also saw her unique strengths that made me, our family, and our community better.    

 

I grew determined to help support folks like Trina and combined this passion with my love of music, becoming a board certified music therapist. I have served in pediatric, adult hospice, early childhood, and special education settings. What I saw in those settings was a growing need for music therapy. This practice was founded to fill that void. Our evidenced based, individualized music therapy experiences provide creative opportunities for growth that are uniquely tailored to the strengths of our clients. 

 

I’m so excited to get to know you and grow with you on your

music therapy journey!