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Anastasia Canfield

CEO, Primary Therapist

Anastasia is a board-certified music therapist, nationally certified counselor, licensed professional counselor candidate and play therapist in training. She provides individual and group therapy, music education, and neurodivergent coaching.

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Brittany Costa

Music Therapist

Brittany is a master's-level music therapy clinician. She provides individual and group therapy, focusing on psych, trauma, grief, loss, and music education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Kaitlin Smith with My Viewpoint Creations

Anastasia Canfield, MA, MT-BC, LPCC, NCC, hails from Texas, but has found a new home in Colorado, where she has lived since 2013. She is a master’s level board-certified music therapist (MT-BC), licensed counselor in Colorado (LPCC), and nationally certified counselor (NCC) having earned her first master’s degree in Neurologic Music Therapy from Colorado State University in 2016. Her studies encompassed a broad overview of music therapy with all populations, but Anastasia pursued extra clinical hours working in schools and mental health clinics to emphasize her interest in Psychiatric Music Therapy. Her first master’s research focused on music therapy with a child with an emotional disability in a specialized classroom. She completed her clinical internship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan in the Therapeutic Activities department where she later was hired to work full-time. Anastasia has worked as a board-certified music therapist for over six years, offering individual and group services addressing a variety of individualized goals at facilities and private practices such as Highlands Behavioral Health System, Rocky Mountain Music Therapy, and the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan. She specializes in music therapy with mental health populations across the lifespan, as well as children and young adults who are Neurodivergent.

 

Anastasia continued on to her second master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University in 2019 where she pursued the child and adolescent counseling track to specialize in mental health services with younger populations. Anastasia was a Graduate Assistant/Emerging Scholar during her education at Northwestern which offered her opportunities to coach other students on counseling skills, develop an introduction and history of play therapy course, and provide other support for first term counseling students in their methods series. Anastasia completed her clinical training at Brightside Counseling Services as an intern under Dr. Angela Schubert, PhD, LPC, while she pursued her second master’s degree, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University, to earn dual licensure as a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC).

During her previous work as a music therapist in hospital and private practice settings, she worked with children through older adults with various mental health difficulties ranging from situational depression, chemical dependency, and anxiety disorders to severe and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, personality disorders, and dissociative identity disorder. Anastasia offered groups and individual music therapy addressing goals relevant and specific to participants’ lives through experiences such as expressive songwriting, supportive risk taking through percussion improvisation, group cohesion and trust through active music-making, insight discovery through song discussion/analysis, and music-guided relaxation strategies. She subscribes to a trauma-informed and humanistic approach to therapy, believing that all humans have worth, and with careful intention and guidance, can improve their mental health and well-being.

Anastasia formerly served as the treasurer for the Colorado Association for Music Therapy and remains active in the organization after the fulfillment of her term. She is an avid conference attendee and presenter; she has presented student passages sessions, concurrent lecture sessions, and continuing music therapy education courses on a variety of topics including, but not limited to impostor syndrome in music therapy students, professionals, and healthcare professionals; cultural competence in music therapy; and the neurobiology and neurochemistry of music relevant to clinical application. She also serves as the Womxn's Committee Leader for the Colorado Musicians Union and a mental health advocate and moderator for Punk Rock Saves Lives Mental Health.

Anastasia prefers to remain busy and craves learning, but in her limited free time she enjoys hiking, attending concerts, performing and writing music with her bands Anastasia RoseOccam's Rose, Then I Fly, Appetite For Destruction (A Tribute to Guns N' Roses), and Pretty In Punk (an all-female/AFAB punk cover band), spending time with her dog and cat, Bane and Jaina, gardening, and reading.

Education

  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Play Therapy -- Sacred Heart University (in progress)

  • MA, Mental Health Counseling – Northwestern University (2020)

  • Graduate Certificate: Psychology of Leadership – Cornell University (2019)

  • MM, Neurologic Music Therapy – Colorado State University (2016)

  • BA, Music – Texas Woman’s University (2013)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC.0017889)

  • Registered Play Therapist (in progress)

  • Nationally Certified Counselor

  • Board-Certified Music Therapist (12291)

  • Psychological First Aid 

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (American Heart Association | American Stroke Association)

Anastasia Canfield, MA, MT-BC, LPCC, NCC

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Brittany Costa, MS

Brittany Costa is originally from Massachusetts, she moved to Colorado in 2019. She has earned a bachelor of music degree in clarinet performance in 2011 at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, a master of science degree in arts administration, focusing on nonprofit music organizations, in 2014 at Boston University, and started a master of music in music therapy in 2018 at Augsburg University. In addition to her civilian education, Brittany also has an extensive military education. Brittany has been serving in the US Army since 2006 and currently serves in the Colorado Army National Guard. Her military training includes Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Suicide Intervention Officer Course, and Combat Life Savers Course. She is enlisted and currently holds the rank of staff sergeant (E6). 

Brittany has been playing clarinet for over twenty years and flute, saxophone, guitar, piano, and voice for three years. Brittany offers beginner music lessons in clarinet, flute, saxophone, guitar, piano, and voice, as well as advanced lessons in clarinet. 

Brittany is completed her graduate level music therapy internship at Creative Remedies as part of a graduation requirement to complete her masters in music therapy. Her work is focused in psych, trauma, grief and loss, and music education. She offers individual and group sessions.