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.
AUDREY DRAPER, MT-BC
Audrey Draper was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho and is excited to be getting back to her roots. She attended Utah State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy. She completed her clinical hours in Colorado and following her coursework, passed the CBMT exam and became a board-certified music therapist. Audrey strives to cultivate a safe and therapeutic environment through the powerful properties of music with the intent to improve quality of life and promote health, wellness, connection, and joy. When she isn’t working, Audrey enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling, being outside, rock climbing, attending community events, and eating delicious food.
We are so excited to welcome Marion Kaiser to our team! She is originally from Las Vegas, NV where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from UNLV. She relocated to New York where she studied at Molloy College for a Master of Science in Music Therapy Degree and worked as a music therapist for 3 years in Brooklyn. Marion’s approach to music therapy is humanistic and emphasizes the importance of building a relationship with clients. She strives to assist them in discovering ways to express themselves and reach their goals through meaningful and interactive music-making experiences. Her passion for music therapy has continued to grow through her experience working with children with special needs, adults with dementia, and working closely with family members of clients. Marion is excited about her recent move to Boise and loves singing, writing music, hiking, taking yoga classes, and attending concerts in her spare time.