MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapist
Laney Donohue received her education at the University of Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Music with an emphasis in music therapy. She completed her six-month internship at Park Nicollet Health Services in St. Louis Park, MN, where she enjoyed working on inpatient and outpatient oncology units, with hospice patients, and at the Struthers Parkinson’s Center.
At Park Nicollet, she had the privilege of collaborating with a cancer patient in creating several songs that reflected on her journey through cancer. This project blossomed into creating a 10 track CD titled The Journey, and all proceeds from CD sales go to the Park Nicollet Foundation to support the Patient Education and Support Services programs at the Frauenshuh Cancer Center. Read more …
Laney received training and certification in Neurologic Music Therapy. She has worked with individuals of all ages from children through seniors in a variety of populations including Autism Spectrum, intellectual disabilities; chronic mental illness, cancers, acute inpatient behavioral health, Parkinson’s disease, hospice, and seniors in long-term care. She also taught adaptive music lessons to children and adults with disabilities through West Music while taking classes in Iowa. She is a member of the American Music Therapy Association, Music Therapy Association of Minnesota, and Academy of Neurologic Music Therapists.
Laney’s favorite clients to work with are individuals receiving hospice care, as well as children on the Autism Spectrum. She loves seeing music therapy bring out such unique responses in clients, and loves that she gets to bring joy to people through their favorite music, while there are such powerful things happening under the surface.