ABOUT SOUND WELLNESS
Founded in 2019, Sound Wellness Music Therapy envisions a world where music is incorporated into everyone’s daily wellness routine. We make this attainable by offering music therapy services to address specific individual goals and through numerous music wellness classes. You choose the best way to strive for wellness through music.
Jessica Steinhebel, MA, LPMT, MT-BC
Hi, I’m Jessica, and welcome to Sound Wellness Music Therapy, LLC! I have dreamed about combining my two passions of music and helping others since I first picked up the flute when signing up for 5th grade band. My 30+ year relationship with the flute has created connections to other people’s stories through music making, composing, and performing. My dream was to pursue music therapy studies right after high school, but life has a funny way of taking you on a different path.
I went on to complete a graduate degree in Music Composition while working in the college student services fields of financial aid, academic advising, and scholarships. I loved working with students and their families, but always held onto my music therapy dream. I took a leap and went back to school. While working full-time, I completed my Music Therapy Equivalency. I completed a hospice and palliative care music therapy internship here in Portland with Seasons Hospice which focused on providing therapy to adults and elders living in end of life care and dealing with chronic pain. After finishing my studies and passing the national board exam, Sound Wellness Music Therapy, LLC came into fruition. In addition to Sound Wellness, I am also a Resource Music Therapist-PRN (on call) for Seasons Hospice- Portland and a Music Therapist at Rainier Springs Behavioral Health Hospital in Vancouver, WA. I use voice, flute, guitar, piano, ukulele, and percussion as tools in my music therapy practice.
I am continuously humbled and honored to be invited into the stories of my clients and to use music to meet their needs. There are so many moments where music has helped a client forget about acute pain, created a safe space for a client to share feelings, or brought about a smile to a student's face after composing their first melody. I always take a moment to think, “Wow, I get this precious opportunity to support this person through music.”
My promise to you is that whether you are a music therapy client, music wellness class participant, or connecting for an event, I’m committed to support you in striving for wellness through music. My hope is that music will become a daily and enjoyable part of your wellness routine.
Music Therapy Equivalency Certificate-2019, Saint Mary of-the-Woods College, Terre Haute, IN
Post Baccalaureate in English, Liberal Arts, and Arts & Letters, Portland State University-2014, Portland, OR
Master of Arts in Music Composition-2009, University of Portland, Portland, OR
Bachelor of Arts in Music-2002, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Associate of Arts, emphasis Music-2001, Olympic College, Bremerton , WA
Sound Wellness Music Therapy, LLC is honored to partner with other local organizations offering music therapy, music wellness, recreation, and counseling services.