Music Therapy


Jessica Risker


Dive deep into the psyche of musicians

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People don’t often talk about the most vulnerable part of their lives  - the emotional spaces between the lines of the wikipedia entry.  In a carefully curated world of social media, it’s nice to hear what other musicians actually have going on beneath the surface.  


The Music Therapy podcast looks beyond the bullet points of a music career and explores how people really think, feel, and act when they’re growing creatively.  Refreshingly relatable, the podcast focuses a magnifying glass on musicians’ development, anxieties about their career, creative processes & challenges, and mental health.  


Licensed therapist and critically acclaimed musician Jessica Risker talks with musicians of all levels, recording engineers, music venue owners, label founders, and other therapists to share their own stories, struggles, and successes - and how they do it.  


Whether you are dealing with writer’s block, frustration with the music business, struggling with your social media presence, battling mental health issues, or feeling discouraged - this podcast peels back the mystery of artistic growth, shows you how these feelings are a normal part of the process, and will bring you encouragement and hope as you move forward in your artistic journey.  


It’s a disservice to creatives to hide the brushstrokes of artistic struggle. No artist evolves alone.  For fans of music, this is a chance to go deeper with your favorite artists.  And for any musician who’s ever felt a little lost or discouraged about their music -  this is the podcast for you.