Meryl Williams has a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a Masters Degree in Music Therapy from NYU Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development. She is a trained actor, singer, and musician who plays flute, violin, piano, and guitar. Meryl directs the children’s choir at her church and has over ten years of experience working with children in musical and other capacities. Her music therapy work comes from a Humanistic approach and her belief that children develop best in an environment that encourages independence with the empathic support of a therapist who is focused on helping them to reach their highest potential. Meryl has clinical music therapy experience working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds specifically those with disorders of relating and communicating, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her master’s thesis focuses on the use of improvisation in individual music therapy work to increase awareness of self and others in individuals with disorders of relating and communicating, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder.