Sarah Thompson


Sarah Thompson, MM, MT-BC, CBIS    Sarah

Music Therapist-Board Certified #06885

Neurologic Music Therapist, Fellow

Certified Brain Injury Specialist # 10874

Sarah Thompson completed her undergraduate degree in music therapy at the University of Kansas and her Masters degree at Colorado State University. In 2003, Sarah passed a peer review of her clinical work and became a Fellow in the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy at the Center for Biomedical Research in Music at Colorado State University.

Sarah has clinical experience working with a wide variety of populations in various settings. She started music therapy programs for

-Craig Hospital

-Learning Services – Neurobehavioral Unit

-Rocky Mountain Stroke Center

-Heartland Hospice – Westminster

She has supervised interns through Poudre Valley Hospital and the Center for Neurorehabilitation Services.  She recently completed a term as adjunct faculty in the music therapy program at Colorado State University. Sarah has experience in program development, grant writing and insurance reimbursement. She has given presentations at both regional and national conferences. Sarah recently completed requirements to become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, and is the only music therapist in the state of Colorado with that credential. She recently served on the advisory board for the Division of Worker’s Compensation revision of the medical treatment guidelines for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Sarah was Chair of the Colorado Association for Music Therapy board of directors from 2005-2009. She maintains close connections to the American Music Therapy Association, and the Colorado Association for Music Therapy. She currently serves as the Reimbursement Representative for the Midwestern Region.

Sarah was awarded the Change Maker Award in 2013 by the American Music Therapy Association and the Service Award by the Midwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association in 2014.

Sarah co-authored an abstract with Dr. Alan Weintraub titled The Clinical Use of Neurologic Music Therapy In a Brain Injury Rehabilitation Setting: A Retrospective Analysis of Therapeutic Practice. The abstract was published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (2013), Vol. 28, No 5, pp E46.

Learn more about Sarah here.