In our series, Fast Five with the Paradigm Health team, we introduce you to a member of our team to learn more about their role and why they are Hoosiers caring for Hoosiers.
Paradigm Health Certified Music Therapist
- Abigail works a part of the music therapist team for Paradigm Health. All of the music therapists at Paradigm are certified and identified by the credentials MT-BC which is granted by a separate, accredited organization, the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), to identify music therapists who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to practice at the current level of the profession.
- She has been an integral part of the Paradigm Health team for almost three years and received her bachelor’s degree in Music from The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2007 where she studied opera. Abigail received her post-baccalaureate in music therapy from Cleveland State University in 2017. Prior to her work in music therapy, she worked in the finance sector for 10 years in New York City.
- Abigail first learned about Paradigm from another of Paradigm’s hospice music therapists who was attending a music therapy conference with her. The more she shared with Abigail about Paradigm, the more she says she wanted to get a job at this company who values treating their patients’ psychosocial needs as much as their physical needs. She truly believes Paradigm has a very special company culture combined with a community and team approach to patient care.
- She feels incredibly blessed to have found a company that values music therapy so much that they have hired enough music therapists to ensure each patient has the opportunity to develop a therapeutic relationship with their music therapist during their hospice journey. Abigail also finds joy in sharing her passion for music with people as they near the end of life. She enjoys watching, as her clients: Connect with their faith through hymns, review their memories through song, breathe a little deeper after singing, rest a little easier when in pain, or dig out their old instruments to play for the first time in years.
- Outside of her love for practicing guitar, piano and banjolele, Abigail loves walking through her neighborhood with her Shiba Inu, making music with her neighbors on the porch, practicing yoga, and cooking soup.
For more information about joining the Paradigm Health team, visit our Careers page.