MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES
are provided by our Board Certified Music Therapists.
Melody Perez Thomas, BS, BCaBA, MT-BC
Melody is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) with over 7 years experience working with children on the autism spectrum as well as children through adults with developmental disabilities, geriatrics, and typical developing children. A native of Corpus Christi Melody graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University and completed her post-graduate ABA coursework from the University of North Texas. Melody has been with Therapy Connections since 2008.
Francisco Castillo, BM, MT-BC
Francisco is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy at Sam Houston State University, where he received experience in treating a variety of populations ranging from infants in a preschool setting to geriatrics in an assisted living center. As part of his college education he completed his internship with Heart and Harmony Music Therapy under the direction of Nikki Belshe MT-BC, and David Belshe MT-BC, where he developed his therapeutic style and managed a full caseload of children, adolescents, and young adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and traumatic brain injury. During his internship period, Francisco volunteered to improve the quality of living for the patients at Comfort Hospice through the use of interactive music and songwriting. Francisco also worked for Music Therapy Works in Austin TX and worked from home to home with children and young adults with special needs.