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Meet Our Team

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Kathy Purcell, MT-BC
Director

Kathy is a Board Certified Music Therapist and Pennsylvania State Certified Music Teacher. She graduated, Cum Laude, from Shenandoah Conservatory in 1989 with degrees in both Music Therapy and Music Education with a minor in Psychology. For four years, she worked as a secondary school music teacher at a private school in Allentown, Pennsylvania, instructing severely children with a variety of emotional and behavioral needs from around the country. Mrs. Purcell currently provides services as a contract Music Therapist for various agencies and individuals at the agency's facility, at the clients home or in her own studio. She resides in Whitehall, Pennsylvania with her husband and son.

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Kristin Neel, MMT, MT-BC
Clinical Supervisor

Kristin is a Board Certified Music Therapist with a background in performance and theater. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and spent time auditioning and performing before discovering the world of music therapy. She received her equivalency and Master of Music Therapy Degree from Appalachian State University and has since served clients with a variety of interests and needs including children with diverse abilities, child and adolescent mental health, adult forensic mental health, pediatric palliative care, substance use, classroom settings, group homes, personal enrichment, and day programs. Her favorite part of music therapy is the privilege of witnessing the bravery and openness of her clients as they engage in therapy to increase their personal well-being.

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Mark Bottos, MCAT
Office Manager

Mark received his Bachelor’s in Dance and Psychology from Allentown College of Saint Francis De Sales and a Masters of Creative Arts in Therapy from Hahnemann University, with a concentration in Dance/Movement Therapy. He provided administrative oversight as the Assistant Director for Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy in Philadelphia for over 28 years and has provided dance/movement therapy for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities for over twenty five years, with a career focus of supporting individuals on the spectrum of autism and intellectual disabilities

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