Nancy K. Server, MA, MT-BC, CDP
Nancy K. Server is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) and has her own Music Therapy and Counseling Therapy Private Practice. As a Certified Dementia Specialist (CDP), Nancy specializes in helping seniors with Dementia/Alzheimers Disease and physical challenges, in addition to children with cognitive and physical challenges. As a Counseling Therapist, Nancy workes with adults with mild depression/anxiety and life challenges. She is an Adjunct Professor at Immaculata University in the Music Therapy Department. Her formal education includes a BA, Music Performance-Voice from Ohio State University (OSU); an MA, Counseling Therapy from Immaculata University (IU); Music Therapy Masters Track Study (IU), and Continuing Education specific to dementia, cognitive challenges, end of life care, and self improvement. In addition to her private practice, Nancy is the Music Therapist and Recreation Assistant at Camilla Hall Nursing Home, where she has developed various music therapy programs and supervises undergraduate and graduate practicum students and interns. She has also served as a facilitator for support groups for caregivers. Nancy spent the first part of her career in the corporate world and has 20-plus years of experience acting and directing. Much of Nancy's Masters Degree work was driven by her own mothers diagnosis of vascular dementia in 2004. Because of her research and target study, she learned much about how to connect with someone struggling with dementia and Alzheimers. With her own mother, she worked to create an "in the moment relationship" and by remaining flexible, was able to connect with her in a loving and relaxed way. This bittersweet journey with her Mom solidified her decision to change her career and embrace this work. Nancy currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Unity Center in Chester, PA; and served in various positions on the Board of Directors for Dcp Theatre in Telford for 8 years.
Katie is a certified music therapist currently working in nursing homes in five surrounding counties. Since completing her studies at Immaculata University in January 2016 and obtaining her certification in February 2016, Katie has worked as a music therapist, specifically focusing on those with cognitive impairments (dementia, Alzheimer’s). Katie’s long list of experience in her field includes an intense six month internship, therapeutic piano, guitar and drum lessons, work in hospice and psychiatric settings, and planning/implementing recreational programs. In her spare time, Katie is involved in many musical events, such as competitive operatic singing, theatrical performances (both performing and directing), and recitals throughout Pennsylvania.
Chelsea McHugh is a board certified music therapist. She graduated with her bachelor's degree from Immaculata University and is currently working on her Master's degree in music therapy. Chelsea has experience working with the elderly, children with special needs, addictions, and in a hospital setting.
Chelsea McHugh is a board certified music therapist. She graduated with her bachelor's degree from Immaculata University and is currently working on her Master's degree in music therapy.
Brittany Stephen is pursuing her Masters Degree in Music Therapy and Counseling through Immaculata University. Her empathy for others enhances her therapeutic skills working with clients of all ages.
Amy Prince, a native of South Dakota, has spent her whole life playing music. She has played piano from the age of 3 and has picked up numerous instruments in her music career. During her time at school, she began to study drumming and its effects on the body and soul and now uses drumming as a primary medium in her practice. Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Music and Medicine from Chadron State College in Nebraska, and has used this knowledge to further her understanding of music and the body. A recent Master’s graduate from Immaculata University, Amy hopes to continue doing therapeutic drumming along with traditional music therapy to help her clients and to bring awareness to the music therapy profession.