Karen Nisenson is founder/director of Arts for Healing, Inc. and will speak on how they provide integrated musical and art therapy for individuals with emotional or physical problems.

Arts for Healing, Inc. is located in New Canaan and was founded to serve the special needs population of children and adults living with communication disorders through integrated music therapy and art therapy. Their mission is to break through barriers that isolate them, creating a channel for self-expression through the arts.

Karen holds a M.M. in Piano Performance from the Julliard School and an M.A. in Music Therapy from New York University. She is a certified music therapist and an adjunct faculty member in Music Therapy at NYU where she has taught since 1978. She is also affiliated with the Nordoff-Robbins Center at NYU and has worked in the field of creative arts therapy for 25 years. As a mother of five, composer and musician, Karen brings a wealth of experience to her work.