Diane Garrison, MM, MT-BC, is a nationally board certified music therapist with extended training in nuerologic music therapy (NMT) and neonatal intensive care unit music therapy (NICU MT) practice.
Diane graduated from Florida State University with her bachelor's and master's degree in music therapy, with clinical practice and research focused on utilizing music therapy for active duty military personnel and veterans.
Diane's clinical experience includes premature infants in the NICU, children and adults with autism, children with physical and developmental disabilities, children in cardiac and oncology units within the hospital, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, adults with posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia, hospice and palliative care, and persons in the military both active duty and veteran’s as well as their families and the community in which they live. Prior to moving to Gainesville, Diane provided clinical music therapy to children, adult, active duty military personnel, and veterans within an inpatient psychiatric hospital.
At the University of Florida, Diane is a member of the creative arts therapists interdisciplinary team working with the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Forces Project in conjunction with the Malcolm Randall VA to develop a manual for delivering arts based practice via telehealth to veterans in rural communities.