Abigail Selby

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. American Music Therapy Association

Certification Board for Music Therapists

Abigail's experience


Abigail graduated in 2010 from Shenandoah University, receiving a Bachelor’s in Music Therapy with a minor in psychology and piano. She became board certified in March of 2011. Abigail performed her required internship at a Springfield Hospital Center and Clifton T. Perkins, both psychiatric hospital locations. Abigail has worked in hospice care with three different organizations. Through her time contracting with retirement communities, she has produced a choir-based protocol with patients with Alzheimer's and dementia. Abigail has as well worked with individuals ages 18 and younger on the autism spectrum and special needs. She has worked with two organizations treating patients with traumatic brain injury. Abigail has worked at a military hospital with active duty service members suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury, a grant-funded position through the National Endowment of the Arts. She is currently working with adults and teenagers at a center for eating disorders.

music therapy presenter at:

American Geriatric Society meeting

"Alive Inside" presentation at Sunrise Senior Living at Fox Hill

NeuroRestorative newsletter 


Recent work locations


Prosperity Eating Disorder & Wellness Center - Herndon, VA 

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center - Bethesda, MD
Montgomery Hospice - Rockville, MD
Blue Ridge Hospice - Winchester, Virginia
A Place To Be Music Therapy - Middleburg, Virginia
SNAP: Special Needs Access Project - Northern Virginia
Sunrise at Fox Hill - Bethesda, Maryland 
Evercare Hospice - Elkridge, Maryland
CCBC Senior Institute - Baltimore, Maryland
NeuroRestorative - Beltsville, Maryland
Solana of Olney - Olney, Maryland
Vantage House - Columbia, Maryland
Potomac Valley Nursing and Wellness Center - Rockville, Maryland
Ingleside at King's Farm, Rockville MD
Montgomery Village Nursing Center, Montgomery Village MD
Olney Assisted Living, Olney MD

Leadership

Founder of Montgomery Hospice Music Therapy Program Founder of Evercare Hospice Music Therapy Program
Founder of Neuro-Restorative Clinic Music Therapy Program President of Shenandoah University Music Therapy Association