Resources – Our practice has a resource-oriented approach to supervision and mentorship. Therapists will have access to our resource library and will be guided through books, literature, and research from music therapy and related health professions. Therapists will also be given resources for interventions including songs, visual aids, printable, etc. (often displayed through our social media).
Process – During supervision, therapists will be provided with a safe space to process clinical experiences verbally, musically, and through expressive arts mediums.
Support– Supervision and mentorship is centered on supporting the individual needs of the therapist based on their level of experience, current setting, clinical backgrounds, and influences for practice.
Supervision Approach – From a person-centered perspective, we encourage you to bring their authentic, whole selves to supervision. We value honesty, empathy, and self-reflection when working with others. We feel that it is important to have open and constructive dialogues in order to facilitate a positive learning environment. We seek to meet the learning needs of therapists by meeting them where they are in their clinical journey and providing them with resources to develop their own clinical style. Similar to our clinical philosophy, we approach music therapy supervision from a whole-person perspective, where the individual’s clinical work is directly impacted and influenced by all aspects of themselves including their mental health, support system, work environment, financial state, life experiences, and physical well-being.
Specialties in Supervision at RGV Music Therapy:
*Mentorship documentation will be provided for music therapists seeking CMTE credits through supervision. If you are a currently a music therapy student, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting opportunities.
Supervision is currently only offered by Marisa de León, MS, MT-BC.
Marisa is the founder and clinical director of RGV-MTWC. Marisa graduated from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelor's of Science in music therapy and completed a Master's in Health Science with an emphasis in health care administration locally from the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. She has also been pursuing additional graduate studies at Temple University since 2021.
Marisa has received training in neurologic music therapy (NMT since 2018) and music psychotherapy through academia. Through private practice, she has experience in multiple settings including mental health, IDD, hospice, geriatrics, wellness, and with veterans. Marisa has a research agenda focused on music therapy for clients of Mexican American heritage and music therapy in border communities and is passionate about advocating for creative arts therapists in South Texas.