Shannon Flaherty, MT-BC

Board Certified Music Therapist

Shannon received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy with a minor in psychology from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She completed her clinical internship in San Diego, CA with The Music Therapy Center of California. During both her internship and practicum experience at Berklee, Shannon had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of populations and in a number of settings, including children, teens, and adults with special needs, older adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a women’s shelter, and teens and adults recovering from traumatic brain injuries. She also participated in multiple choirs, jazz groups and bands, SAAVE – a club educating students on how to advocate for others in the community, the Berklee Music Therapy Club, and Berklee’s Rhythmical Movement – a group focused on learning about and facilitating drum circles.

At Roman Music Therapy, Shannon continues to work with numerous populations focusing mainly on children and adults with special needs in both group and individual sessions. She is excited to make music with all her clients and learn from other members of the Roman Music Therapy team.

Outside of work, Shannon enjoys writing and playing music with friends. She loves staying active, whether she’s running, hiking, dancing, snowboarding or sailing.

“The beautiful connection that music can quickly forge between people ignited my passion for music therapy. I am continually amazed by the research I have come across during my studies, as well as the results I have witnessed during my hands-on training. I have learned that music therapy is a multifaceted profession that consistently challenges my knowledge, people skills, and musical ability. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had thus far that have helped me improve as a clinician and I look forward to advocating for music therapy as a necessary and effective therapeutic medium”