Natalie Mullis, MT-BC, Director of Services
I’m Natalie Mullis, MT-BC and I am the owner of Key Changes Music Therapy Services, LLC.
I graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Music Therapy. I completed an internship at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia, South Carolina under the supervision of Betsy Neal where I worked with children and adults with psychiatric diagnoses, hospitalized due to illness, and with developmental disability.
After my internship, I worked at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia with children and adolescents with psychiatric diagnoses. While there I revived the music therapy program and advocated for better services for the children.
It was while I was at William S. Hall that the idea of beginning Key Changes came to me. I wanted to provide music therapy services to those who needed them outside of the stress of a hospital environment so that they could see more long term benefits of music therapy.
I started Key Changes in August of 2010 with the support of my loving husband, Greg, and our four cats! I haven’t looked back once and am so grateful to have the opportunity to make and share the power of music with those in the Columbia area.
Laura Theismann, MT-BC, Music Therapist
I’m Laura E. Theismann, MT-BC, and I began working with Key Changes Music Therapy Services, LLC as of August 2012.
I graduated from The University of Alabama in 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Therapy. I have experience working with all types of populations including: Early intervention with infants and toddlers who have physical and mental developmental delays, hospice and palliative care patients, children/adults with terminal illnesses and chronic diagnoses, as well as school age children, adolescents, and adults with diagnosis including Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Autism, Autism Spectrum, William’s Syndrome, Soto Syndrome, mental illnesses, and substance use and abuse.
I decided to go into music therapy not only because of the love and passion I have for music, but because I want to make a difference in people’s life the same way that music has made a difference in my own. I truly believe that music is more than notes on a page; it is something so beautiful that it speaks where words cannot, soothes the mind and gives it rest, and heals the heart and makes it whole.