Hello, my name is Timothy Doak and I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), and a Fellow for the Association of Music & Imagery (fAMI). I hold a Bachelors of Music Therapy from Shenandoah Conservatory and a Masters of Science in Music Therapy from the State University of New York at New Paltz. As a clinician, I have worked with several clinical populations ranging from children with chronic medical conditions in a palliative & hospice agency, to adults with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. As a therapist within the LGBTQIA2+ community, I have a passion for working with individuals of my own community. I also work often with adults who are grieving the death of their child. My practice is virtual, however I occasionally have availability to do in person work within Western MA. I offer music psychotherapy & music therapy for individuals, groups, and couples/families, Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), and clinical supervision for creative arts-therapists and other mental health professionals.
I was led to pursue music therapy through my own experiences within the medical world as a young child. I am a classically trained vocalist and continue to find music to be a therapeutic and powerful experience. This combination of helping others find their own inner strength and a passion for classical music is what drove me to pursue advanced training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM).
I believe when given the time and space to explore, everyone has the ability to find the answers they are looking for within themselves. Through a supported musical experience, I can assist you in finding your innermost self through music and your imagery.
As part of my training to become a Fellow of the Association of Music & Imagery, I have experienced firsthand the full benefits of GIM. These experiences allow me to fully support and guide you through your own therapeutic process in GIM. Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) has allowed me to find new insight into my life, relationships with my own inner voice or others, and helped face my own traumas. I believe that through my holistic, person-centered approach to therapy, I can help you find well-being and balance.