Meryl Lammers (she/her/hers) is a graduate student at Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and has been a practicing board-certified music therapist since 2005. Meryl has 20 years of experience helping people navigate grief, loss, end of life care, substance use disorders, trauma, and has worked with people of all ages on the Autism Spectrum and those with a wide range of developmental and cognitive abilities.

Her early connection to music, song-writing, performance, and the positive emotional and spiritual effects that music had on her personally led Meryl into pursuing music therapy as a career. She is now expanding her knowledge of experiential and somatic therapies at the Phoenix Center, including EMDR, IFS, and psychodrama. Meryl is a life-long student and believes that learning and expanding her skill set will help to continue to meet the individual needs of the people she serves.

Meryl’s humanistic, relational, and strengths-based approach to psychotherapy and the creative healing arts is rooted in the belief that each person holds the innate power to heal, grow, and flourish, and that the therapist is a guide to help navigate the process, whether it’s through experiential, creative, or somatic experiences. Coming from a trauma-informed lens, Meryl also understands the impact that traumatic experiences can have and is dedicated to providing individualized care.

“I believe in the power of human connection and its ability to support the healing process. It is my mission to provide a therapeutic space where each individual is felt seen, heard, and safe enough to explore and co-create a path of post-traumatic growth. Together, we can create a healing environment based on your needs, through use of sound, music, talking, creative writing, and somatic experiences. I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to help navigate your journey.”

Meryl’s typical fee is $85 for individual therapy (53 min); She can work on a flexible sliding scale if needed.