Melissa Gabel is a board-certified music therapist based in Lawrence, KS. She graduated from the University of Kansas with her bachelors in music therapy and a psychology minor in 2020. Since finishing coursework, she interned at a community mental health center in Topeka, spent a few months in child/adolescent psychiatric care, and worked for a year and a half at the Topeka women’s prison. As of spring 2023, Melissa works part-time in hospice and is building up her own private practice, Solace & Sound, LLC! She completed the Spiegel Academy’s DBT-informed training in spring 2022, is part of the DBT Ambassadors, and has plans to return to KU for a Masters in Music Education on the music therapy track in fall 2023.