Anna McChesney is a board-certified music therapist, licensed music educator and certified rehabilitation counselor. She is a 2004 graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Music Therapy and Music Education. Upon graduation, Ms. McChesney completed her internship and contracted services though MusicWorx of California in San Diego, where she served diverse populations in settings ranging from hospitals and cancer survival groups to public schools and private practices.
Ms. McChesney has extensive experience working as a music therapist, including providing therapy services and crisis stabilization to detained teenagers in the Richmond area. Through her work in state-operated programs within Virginia’s Department of Education, she has co-authored standards and a curriculum for art and music therapists in education programs as part of the regular school schedule. Ms. McChesney also educates and mentors other art and music therapists through facilitating workshops. She coordinates and leads training regarding social and emotional learning, and speaks at regional and national conferences about issues in therapy.