Meaning to a Muse
Welcome to the website for Faith Halverson-Ramos, MA, LPC, MT-BC.
I am a board-certified music therapist and transpersonal psychotherapist in Longmont, Colorado, USA. In addition to my work as a therapist, educator, and presenter/workshop facilitator, I also perform as a Contemplative Singer-Songwriter, and I am a member of the intergenerational musical comedy duo, “Faith & Foolishness.” Blending together an Americana style with thought-provoking and humorous lyrics, we create music that I like to call, “Americonsciousness.”
On my blog, I write about what it means to live a well-lived life. Topics of reflection include: music, creativity, spirituality, and how these things can affect health and sense of well-being. Through this blog, I seek to encourage people to become more attuned to themselves and the world around them by mindfully-engaging in acts of creativity. It is my belief that more people doing this can contribute to the cultivation of a more fair, just, and peaceful world.
Developing Relationships Here and Abroad
The worldview I reflect upon is shaped by the transpersonal experiences I have had with music, nature, creativity, and the ability to experience cultures outside of my own. My way of understanding others is built upon my training in transpersonal counseling psychology and music therapy at Naropa University. More information about my musical background and clinical expertise can be found here.
On a personal level, I am deeply grateful for the opportunities I have had to develop relationships with people from all over the world. As a young adult, I was able to live abroad and travel to places that were quite different from where I grew up in Midwestern America. As a result, I consider these experiences I had while traveling to be fundamental to shaping my worldview and sense of self. As a professional, I also greatly value the relationships I have come to develop with colleagues from around the United States and beyond.
Using my talents and skills to be able to contribute to the positive development of my community is very important to me, and community is something that I experience broadly. Within the greater music therapy community, I am a professional member of the World Federation of Music Therapy and the American Music Therapy Association. I also currently serve as as the Executive Director of the Online Conference for Music Therapy. Within the Longmont community, I can be found participating with contemplative events hosted by Practices for Inner Peace, providing music at Unity Longmont Spiritual Center, or performing out at coffee houses and open mics.
Contact me here, if you would like to get in touch.