Madeleine Puschautz uses her passion for music and prior music therapy experiences to meet her clients’ needs at Meaningful Day Services. She enjoys serving a wide variety of populations within the music therapy field. Because of her passion for music, she is able to see the many applications music has in a therapy session. Supplementally, Madeleine collaborates with other professionals in various disciplines in order to effectively meet her clients’ needs. She is particularly interested in using Neurologic Music Therapy techniques to treat her clients.
Madeleine earned her degree in Music Therapy from Illinois State University in August 2018. As part of her education, she worked with a broad range of clients in her practicum experiences and in her music therapy internship. Her practicum work was with older adults in an assisted living setting, children grades K-8 with behavioral and emotional disorders, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and individuals in the medical and palliative care population. Madeleine spent six months at The STAR Center in Jackson, Tennessee to complete her music therapy internship. At The STAR Center, she had the opportunity to work with patients and families in the pediatric unit at a local hospital, pre-school and school-aged children, adolescents at a residential addiction recovery treatment facility, older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, a young adult with stroke, and other patients of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Madeleine grew up in the Logan Square/Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois before attending undergrad at Illinois State University. In her spare time, Madeleine enjoys writing and recording music, reading Oliver Sacks's neurological case studies, drinking tea, collecting antiques, hiking, sketching, spending time with family/friends, and planting cacti.