Music Therapy Services

Music Therapy is an evidence-based profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address day-to-day needs. This therapy can focus on skill development in many areas including communication, cognition, motor, emotional and social skills. The Music Therapist will structure the therapy sessions to foster this skill development while using preferred instruments and music.

We Offer Music Therapy in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion, and the surrounding areas. Additionally, we offer individual and group therapy sessions. 

Image description: Carolyn holds up a flash card to a person supported in a music therapy session. His back is turned to the camera, but he looks at the card, making a decision.
Image description: Carolyn holds her guitar with a cocked head, listening to the person supported. His back is to the camera. In the background is another guitar and organizational materials.
Image description: Justin's hands are extended to a young girl in his session. Her hands are lifted and she looks down at Justin's outstretched hands. Both peoples identities are hidden in the picture.
Image description: Justin is strumming his guitar and signing to a young girl. Her head is blurred in the forefront of the image.
Image description: Justin and a young girl supported are dancing with their hands in the air. Justin looks down at the girl and smiles. The girl has her arms fully extended above her head.
Image description: A young girl and her mother are blurred in the background of the photo. Justin is in focus at the forefront, but has his back turned to the camera.

Internships

We are devoted to teaching new professionals through our extensive internship and practicum placements. We are accredited through the American Music Therapy Association (link is highlighted to access the A.M.T.A’s website). If you are interested in pursuing an internship with OPG, please review the requirements/openings (link is highlighted to access requirements/openings).  

Click the button labeled ‘Internship’ below to learn more about OPG, Inc’s program.

Lindsey Wright, Executive Director of Therapies and Advancement for Opportunities for Positive Growth.

At OPG Inc., our board-certified music therapists are focused on fostering a person’s growth through music! We work on skills needed for everyday life, through musical interventions. For instance, we might play the piano to work on the independent finger movement needed to type homework on a computer keyboard. We would love the opportunity to help you or a loved one reach your goals through music!

Lindsey Wright
Executive Director of Therapies and Advancement

Meet the Team!

Lindsey Wright

Executive Director of Therapies and Advancement

Lindsey came to Opportunities for Positive Growth fresh out of college and has been here for over 10 years.  She obtained a B.A. in Music Therapy along with a minor in psychology from Indiana University-Fort Wayne. She also completed her Neurologic Music Therapist training at Colorado State University. Lindsey has helped to support the growth of music therapy at O.P.G. from a small therapy department, to one with over 21 full-time therapists. She enjoys serving the music therapy field through her four-year stent as President of the State Music Therapy Association and is now involved in efforts to increase access to music therapy through government relations work.


Kathy Williams

Director of Music Therapy

Kathy has been a board-certified music therapist since 2011, when she completed her internship at OPG and earned her BS in music therapy from IPFW (Now known as Purdue Fort Wayne). At OPG, Kathy has enjoyed having an active hand in growth in many forms. She has supported people through music therapy for many years, some of them from elementary school to adulthood. Kathy has also supported her peers a Team Lead and has watched the music therapy team grow exponentially. Kathy has supervised both interns and practicum students, she and has enjoyed developing herself as a professional through the lens of collaboration with students, MT-BCs, and other services. Outside of OPG, Kathy has sat on the executive board for the Association for Indiana Music Therapy in several different roles. She has also served the Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association as a state representative and on conference planning teams. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, and taking road trips.


Carolyn Dwyer

Director of Music Therapy

Carolyn started her music therapy career in 2011 with an internship at OPG, Inc. which immediately followed with a Music Therapy position. She obtained her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree from University of Evansville in Evansville, IN.  Carolyn has provided music therapy services from our Fishers office and has supported OPG team members through her former role as a Team Lead. She has also supervised national roster music therapy interns and practicum students to prepare students to begin their own music therapy careers and further the future of music therapy. Carolyn currently serves on the Association for Indiana Music Therapy board as Advocacy chair.  Outside of music therapy, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her husband and son, cardio kickboxing, and making scented candles.


Kailey Bosley

Director of Music Therapy

Kailey started her music therapy career with an internship at OPG, Inc. immediately followed with a Music Therapy position. She obtained her B.S. in Music Therapy from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2016. Kailey has provided music therapy services in the Fishers, Kokomo and Marion areas, and has supported OPG team members through her former role as a Team Lead. In addition to her director role, Kailey currently provides music therapy supports in Marion, IN. She has also enjoyed supervising interns and practicum students, planning music therapy concerts and working with our community partners. Kailey also services as the Archivist for the Great Lakes Region of Music Therapy. Outside of music therapy, Kailey loves spending time outdoors, reading a good book and spending time with family.


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