Angie Sylas, MMT, MT-BC
WellSpring Accredited FCT Trainer Music Therapy, FCT Communication and Body Support, Coordinator of Music Therapy
With nearly 20 years of experience as a Board Certified Music Therapist, Angie (she, her, they) challenges the narrative of helping professions that empower the therapist as the change-maker. Instead, Angie practices utilizing intentional reflexive practice that includes using personal identities as therapeutic tools and additionally applies music therapy techniques from a disability studies, multiculturally responsive and restorative justice lens while presuming competence in all people, which supports the Disability Community on a journey toward their own life goals. She enjoys being a part of the collaborative team process that proactively seeks inclusivity for all people to have a full life of self-determination and autonomy. With additional training and experience in unique methodologies that include supported communication techniques that target motor differences, she bring to Insights a breadth of experience that spans across many settings. Angie completed her masters in music therapy with an emphasis in systemic multicultural counseling in December of 2019, and is pursuing a PhD track to examine the intersection of critical disability studies and critical trauma studies in the next few years. While she is nationally known for her work within the autistic and disability communities and from leading workshops that include inclusive and diverse panels from marginalized communities, she has also worked with private businesses, school systems, universities, faith-based organizations, and disability advocacy organizations across state-lines. When not working, Angie can be found having philosophical discussions with a local cup of coffee and a cat on her lap, or traveling with her wife.