Founder, Esther Craven MT-BC
I founded North Star Therapy in 2018, with a vision to improve the outcomes and quality of mental health care in our community. At the time, I had been working full time with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I saw that they often had unaddressed anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma, and how music therapy brought them relief and an outlet for expression. I also recognized that music therapists that specialize in music therapy for mental health needs in adolescents in the DFW area were few and far between. So, I founded the practice with the goal filling this need the community, of providing highly specialized music therapy services to support the mental health needs of youth and their families, and to train a team to do the same.
In 2020, with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, we transitioned to a fully virtual, telehealth based practice. Today, in 2021, we have expanded and now serve children, adolescents, and adults at our Dallas and Plano locations as well as virtually.
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