More about Rebecca McClary, MA, MT-BC
Rebecca McClary has been a board certified music therapist for over fifteen years working in the greater Los Angeles area. She received her undergraduate degree in music therapy from Arizona State University with a minor in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Jungian Psychotherapy from Westbrook University. Rebecca’s primary instrument is the flute, but she also plays the guitar, keyboard, penny whistle, ocarina, recorder and percussion instruments. Musical interests include everything from hula dancing to world drumming.
Rebecca works with the mentally ill at a state hospital, having worked with a variety of populations including forensic, skilled nursing and adolescent psychiatric populations. Rebecca has also had extensive experience working with adults diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. A published author and recognized expert in her field, Rebecca has been at the forefront of introducing evidence based practices into California service delivery systems while working in conjunction with state and federal authorities. Her journal article, Healing the Psyche Through Music, Myth, and Ritual presented in the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, contemplates the healing aspects of archetypes.
During the last decade Rebecca has served as the Internship Director of a National Roster Music Therapy Internship program that has effectively trained and supervised many now-practicing music therapists. In addition Rebecca has provided workshops throughout the Southwest and Hawaii.
Los Angeles, California