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Alan D. Reitman, Ph.D., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Alan D. Reitman, Ph.D., LMHC graduated from Temple University with a degree in Music Therapy, Piano Concentration, in 1983, a Masters in the same field in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Psychoeducational Processes (Group Psychology Track) in 1997.  He has worked with a variety of populations in both in and out-patient settings over the course of his career as a music therapist and mental health counselor.  Dr. Reitman worked predominantly with adolescents and adults with chemical dependence and emotional disturbance, and musicians with performance anxiety.  His approach to treatment is client-centered and integrates various models of psychotherapy to provide clinically effective and compassionate care.  Over the course of my career, Dr. Reitman has developed several models of therapy, including group music therapy approaches for clients in short term addiction settings, Music Video Group (a creative art therapy approach for at-risk adolescents), and a treatment for music and other types of performance anxiety. 

 

Dr. Reitman has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and served two terms as the President of the Florida Association for Music Therapy.   He has served as Assistant Professor at the University of Miami for six years and as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University (present). Dr. Reitman’s work has been published in professional music therapy and medical journals.  He has also published a book entitled "Songs in Group Psychotherapy for Chemical Dependence" (Barcelona Press, 2011), which is a treatment manual for therapists who wish to incorporate the therapeutic use of music into the short-term addiction setting.