Brea is a board-certified and licensed music therapist working in Portland, OR. She earned her master’s degree in music therapy from the University of Miami and dual bachelor’s degrees in music therapy and psychology from Chapman University. Specializing in cognitive rehabilitation and memory care, Brea has five years of clinical experience working with older adults, neurorehabilitation, behavioral health, and in medical settings. She has completed advanced trainings in Neurologic Music Therapy and the Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s disease.
Brea also serves as the clinical coordinator for the music therapy program at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR and has three years of supervision experience with undergraduate students. She developed a strong research background at the University of Miami where she served as a research assistant and completedoriginal research to understand the musical mechanisms underlying musical mnemonics. Brea translates research into clinical practice as a music therapy research, writing, and strategy consultant.
She has spoken about her research and clinical expertise at regional, national, and international conferences. For Brea’s most recent writings about her experiences and music therapy research, check out her award-winning blog “I’m a Music Therapist.”