Katy Hutchings, MT-BC, LAC (She/Her)
Haddon Heights Office
Katy is a Licensed Associate Counselor as well as a Board Certified Music Therapist. She completed her undergraduate work at Haverford College and then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Voice Performance at Temple University. After singing professionally for many years, Katy decided to make a career change and explore the use of music in therapeutic settings. Katy received her Master’s in Music Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University and has worked as a Board Certified Music Therapist in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area for many years.
Katy values authenticity and takes a humanistic approach to therapy. Whether it’s through music-making, talking, and/or listening, she believes that therapy is an opportunity to explore one’s identity and find ways to grow, heal, and change. Katy prides herself on developing unique therapeutic relationships with each client and values diversity and creativity in her approaches to therapy.
A mom of two herself, Katy understands the anxiety and day-to-day challenges that come with becoming a parent. Big life transitions such as parenthood, pregnancy, career changes, grief/loss, and unexpected life changes can often leave us feeling overwhelmed. Katy understands the complexity of parenthood, postpartum and perinatal stressors, and the importance of building a community to make these transitions less daunting.
Katy also has a special interest in working with clients who are feeling stuck in life; who are facing challenges and crossroads in their careers, family life, and relationships and want to figure out new ways to navigate these difficulties. She resonates with those who are working through the struggles of perfectionism and the balancing act of having control in their lives, as well as artists, musicians, and creatives.
As a board certified music therapist, Katy understands the powerful role of music in our lives and in therapy. Whether listening to music or creating our own, music allows us to explore emotions and thoughts in a different way. Katy believes that we all have a unique story to tell, and that expression and connection through music can be a profound pathway to self-exploration and understanding.
In her spare time, Katy still loves to sing professionally, whether it’s singing in a choir, caroling during the holidays, or performing in local theater productions. She values spending time with her family and knows that a bit of sunshine and fresh air will almost always make life a little brighter.
In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time.