MEET THE THERAPISTS
SAMANTHA FOOTE, MM, NMT, MT-BC
Samantha’s mission is to strengthen, guide, and empower parents, children, and adults to develop emotional awareness, improve social skills, and gain effective coping skills resulting in improved peer relationships, increased family harmony, and a calmer & more relaxed demeanor. She is a board-certified neurologic music therapist, a Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and a registered Music Together teacher. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University and recently completed her Masters of Music with a specialization in Music Therapy degree from Colorado State University.
When she is not working, Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and extended family. They enjoy fishing, camping, and other outdoor adventures.
GABRIELLE GARZA, MT-BC
Gabrielle is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she completed 1,200 clinical hours and received her Bachelors in Music Therapy from Temple University. After completing her coursework, Gabrielle was drawn to the Idaho mountains and outdoor lifestyle, which led her to recently re-locate to Boise. Gabrielle believes in the unique ability of music to strengthen bonds between family and loved ones, ultimately guiding the development of her client-centered approach to therapy. Music therapy should revolve around a healthy relationship between client, therapist, and the shared music experience. Gabrielle loves biking around Boise with her dog, working on her garden, and playing guitar in her spare time.
CHRISTINA CARBONARO, BSW, BI, CS
Christina was born in Colorado, but calls Idaho her home. She loves the mountains, and the beautiful landscape Idaho has to offer. She has been passionate about working with children throughout her lifetime. She has a total of 11 years providing behavioral intervention services to children with disabilities, and 3 years of Clinical Supervision experience. Working with children and assisting their parents in creating individualized plans for success is her passion, and she believes that every child should have the same opportunities to grow and learn. Christina graduated from Boise State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Social Work. When Christina is not working, she enjoys working in her yard, spending time with her husband, daughter, and extended family; fishing, boating, and spending time at the cabin in Cascade, Idaho.