I’m a prelicensed counselor, board-certified music therapist, and musician, born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. It is an honor to have you here, and I hope I can be a part of your journey to achieving your goals, no matter what those might be.
Growing up, I knew that music would always be an important part of my life, though I wasn’t sure how that would look. In college, I realized that I wanted to help people, which is how I discovered music therapy.
I became a board-certified music therapist in 2007, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, started my path to becoming a mental health counselor.
I bring my full breadth and depth of experience and creative energy into the work that I do, whether that is counseling, providing music therapy, or performing. I believe it is important to show up as your authentic self in any situation or setting, and I also understand that isn’t always easy to do. If you struggle with “being yourself” at times, we can work on that together.
A few things about me: I’m a major Swiftie; I’m left-handed; I’ve written over 200 songs; I love to sing and play piano, guitar & ukulele; my favorite season is summer; sour candy is my biggest weakness; and when I’m not working or creating, I enjoy traveling with my husband and two children.
Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC completed her bachelor’s degree in voice performance at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and went on to earn her master’s degree in music therapy from Illinois State University. Rachel began her career at the Hope Institute for Children & Families, where she designed and implemented its first-ever music therapy program. Rachel is the founder of Listen & Learn Music, an online resource for music therapists and educators, and the founder/co-owner of Music Therapy Connections, a private practice and teaching studio in Springfield, IL. She is the author of the book Innovative Income for Music Therapists: Beyond Direct Service & Private Practice. Rachel will receive her second master’s degree in counseling at University of Illinois Springfield in December 2023.