Lillian Gray, MA, MT-BC, LPC-R
Licensed Professional Counselor in Residency (LPC-R)
Board Certified Music Therapist
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a specialization in music therapy
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Music
Neurologic Music Therapy Certification
Certified SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator (for pre-marriage support)
Lillian Gray is a board certified music therapist, neurologic music therapist, and licensed professional counselor in residence. She recived her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Couneling and a specialization in Music Therapy from Lesley University in 2021. Additonally, she has a bachelor's degree from Bluefield College. She graduated summa cum laude with a major in Applied Music and a minor in Psychology. In additon to licensure in the state of Virginia as a Resident in Counseling (LPC-R) and Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), she has met the training and certification requirements in Trauma training as of 2020. This training provided by the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention Center for Trauma Care in Schools, gave her a deeper understanding of childhood trauma, motivational interviewing skills, crisis prevention verbal de-escalation techniques, secondary traumatic stress, and mindfulness practices. This training, and further graduate studies allow her to provide therapy from a trauma informed lens, guide conversations toward positive chnage, teach skills to prevent crisis through verbal techniques, and use techniques to keep herself and clients in the present moment.
During the COVID pandemic, she was trained in telehealth techniaues to promote safety, privacy, and provide the best care for virtual sessions. She completed her Neurologic Music Therapy training in 2021. This certification allows her to support client growth related to attention, arousal, auditory perception, spatial neglect, executive functioning, and memory. In 2022 she was trained in the SYMBIS assessment, a pre-marriage assessment that helps couples prepare for marriage. Lillian enjoys empowering clients that are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), mood disorders such as intermittent explosive disorder (IED), major depressive disorder (MDD), disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to individual sessions, Lillian enjoys facilitating music therapy groups and co-leading groups with other mental health professionals.
Lillian supports clients with a trauma-informed and strength-based approach. A certification in neurologic music therapy (NMT) and experience with vocal psychotherapy techniques allows Lillian to support clients’ personal growth whether they're physical or psychological needs. She particularly enjoys seeing children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) overcome trauma and grow to their full potential.
Fun fact about Lillian: She knew from 8th grade that music therapy was her calling; she just didn’t know what it was called at that time. During her undergraduate studies of music and psychology, through research, prayer, and curiosity she learned what her passion and this profession were called. During her sophomore year, she found Anderson Music Therapy and Noel Anderson gave her the opportunity to experience music therapy while shadowing Cassie. Now they're co-workers!