Our mission at Prospect Music Therapy LLC is to provide exceptional, personalized, goal-driven music therapy services, education, and advocacy in the suburban Northwest Chicago community.
What to Expect
Our primary goal is always to create a positive relationship with each client. We look for and utilize each person's strengths, honor individuality, encourage creativity, and accompany clients as they work to achieve their goals.
We value communication. We utilize a team-based approach to therapy by collaborating with other members of our clients' therapy teams, including their families.
Our music therapy sessions are very individualized. We create musical experiences based on our clients' needs, learning styles, preferences, and strengths.
Music therapy sessions may include singing, songwriting, instrument playing, musical improvisation, music listening, or lyric analysis.
Loren Goodman, MA, MT-BC
Loren Goodman, MA, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist and the founder of Prospect Music Therapy. She studied music therapy at the University of Dayton and later completed her master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy - Music Therapy at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 2000. Her clinical internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland provided her with experience working with children and adults in the medical field, community music therapy programs, and with older adults in long-term care. Loren has since provided music therapy in a variety of settings including special education, early intervention, hospice, dementia care, and the medical field.
Loren currently lives in Mount Prospect with her husband and four children. She loves to cook, read, and spend time with family and friends. Her children say that she eats too many vegetables.
She has a passion for providing personalized, warm, caring support to her clients through music.
Leandra Ward, MT-BC, NMT
Leandra Ward, MT-BC, NMT is excited to be joining the Prospect Music Therapy team. She studied music therapy at Eastern Michigan University. Her clinical internship was at the Department of State Hospitals - Atascadero in California, where she worked with a forensic population for about 3 years. After relocating to Illinois, she has worked mainly with adults in a psych setting. Leandra is excited to be working again with a variety of populations. She received her NMT (Neurologic Music Therapy) credentials in March of 2019.
Leandra is a native of Tinley Park, Illinois, and is happy to reside there once again. She loves performing in theatrical productions in her free time, as well as playing video games with her dog, Howard, and cat, B.B., nearby.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” - Plato
"We believe that music therapy filled a part of the healing process doctors and medicine can't touch."
"Loren in a remarkable woman. Her presence within your facility will only increase the quality of your program."
"Music therapy...is helping me to open up and express myself."
P4 Counseling & Wellness - Our Partners
P4 Counseling & Wellness Center is a place where the community can come together to find balance and overall wellness. It is home to traditional therapy and counseling, yoga, and meditation classes. We are grateful to P4 for sharing their beautiful space with us.