Rebecca Zarate, PhD

Associate Professor
Lesley University, United States
Co-Editor, EEC

Dr. Rebecca Zarate is an Associate Professor of music therapy in the department of Expressive Therapies at Lesley University, USA with 27 years of practice and research in mental health and trauma – informed music therapy. She is a music psychotherapist, musician, researcher, and educator of music therapy and the arts therapies. Her research focuses on anxiety and improvisation-based music therapy and she has secured several program and research development grants. Dr. Zarate is interested in the clinical, social, and cultural intersections of anxiety, and writes and presents on this from clinical, critical, and cultural perspectives. Her latest project is an authored book on music psychotherapy and anxiety in social, community, and clinical contexts (in press). She directs the Lab for Anxiety and Music psychotherapy (LAMp) and is dedicated to translating clinical and educational knowledge of music as a sustainable health mechanism.