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My name is Natalie Mullis, and I am a board certified music therapist with a private practice in... Full Bio
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2 Most Awesome Things to Happen in The US This Year (Thus far) by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I’m not much of a political aficionado, but I do know what policies I like and don’t like. If you’ve been reading for a while, you may remember a few posts I made last ... Read on »
3 Benefits of Music Therapy for Children with Autism by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have a list of all time most popular inquiry call questions. Today we will be talking about number 2 on that list. “My child has autism. How can music therapy help?” ... Read on »
3 Considerations after a Trainwreck by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Have you ever had a day where everything just seemed to fall apart? One where even though you took all of the right steps, nothing went as you planned? Where it seem that ... Read on »
3 Fast Facts About Music and Mental Health by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Last week was Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week here in South Carolina, so we are here to wrap up! Music therapy has the potential to play a role in mental health se ... Read on »
3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Music Therapy or Lessons by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The cat is out of the bag: I teach lessons in addition to my work as a music therapist. Currently, I teach piano and guitar to a variety of students who amaze me eac ... Read on »
3 Ready To Go Facts for Finding a Therapy that Fits by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Have you ever had a conversation with a therapist or other service provider and sat glassy eyed on the phone or in their presence as they rattled off a standard definiti ... Read on »
3 Ways to Break Down Walls With Music by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The door slams shut. The hostile stare. The confusion. The silence. The frustration. We’ve all experienced the wall that can thrown up between two people that care a ... Read on »
3 Ways to Get Your Own Dose of Music Therapy by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When I used to work in a hospital, I got to hear all kind of “how to take this pill” abbreviations. I hear “p.o.” which means orally, “i.m.” for a shot in the muscle, “b.i ... Read on »
4 Methods to Get Your Message Out by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When I sat down and thought about what I wanted Key Changes to become, all I could really think of that I wanted to bring Music Therapy to my area in a way that made eve ... Read on »
4 Reasons Why I am a Music Therapist by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The other day, a friend asked me if I had always known that I wanted to be a music therapist. The initial reaction is always “OF COURSE!” but that’s not 100% true. You c ... Read on »
4 Ways I’ve Combated Holiday Stress in 2011 by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Hanukkah has begun and it is just a few more days until Christmas. As a result, all of my social media feeds are filled with laments of shopping lines, scrambles to wrap ... Read on »
5 Music Therapy Misconceptions by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Periodically I hear someone’s perception of music therapy, and though interesting at times, it can be daunting to hear as we don’t want people in our community to have the ... Read on »
5 Reasons I Love Being a Music Therapist by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When I went into music therapy I never realized how rewarding my job would be. I knew that I loved music and that I was fascinated by how music affects and benefits others ... Read on »
6 Insurance Facts You MUST Know About Music Therapy by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I get a lot of confused calls about insurance coverage for music therapy each and every week.  I am dedicating this week’s blog post to laying out the facts and hopefully ... Read on »
A Birthday Present from Me to You! by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I love my birthday. It’s a small highlight in what is usually a miserably hot month here in the south. I’ve already received my amazing gift from my husband, a 1950 ... Read on »
A Day In The Life: First Year of Private Practice by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If you’ve been following me for long, you know that I love a good conference. There is something special about getting together with a group of people who are all pass ... Read on »
A Much Deserved Vacation by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum What has bears, bison, elk, marmots, mountains, caves, and 3 overlapping calderas? My vacation! Last week, my doors closed for a little over a week while I venture ... Read on »
A Music Making Workshop by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If you follow me in my various social media outlets ( facebook , twitter , etc) you’ll know that I am giving a workshop on February 23rd about making music with your chi ... Read on »
A New Years Indulgence by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Words cannot begin to describe 2011. With the opening of each new year, I clear my head and envision my hopes and dreams. Doing that in December of 2010 was difficult. ... Read on »
A Song About Listening by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Have you ever been having a conversation with someone, only to suddenly realize that they weren’t listening at all? Or, on the other hand, have you ever been having a conv ... Read on »