Maevon Gumble, MMT, MT-BC (they/them)
Music Therapist, Pre-licensed Counselor & Owner of Becoming Through Sound LLC
Feeling connected with your therapist is one of the most important parts of any journey of self-exploration. In both the mental health services and gender affirming voicework that I do, I use a collaborative, nonpathologizing, resource-oriented therapy approach that fosters creative healing spaces for personal growth.
Basically, this means that while I certainly bring my knowledge, resources, and lived experiences into the therapy space, I strive to honor your expertise of who you are as a person and your own strengths and resources. Together, we work to foster the kind of life that you want to be living, whether that's related to your own mental health and/or accessing and embodying a more affirming singing/speaking voice.
I utilize a variety of models/theories such as Internal Family Systems-informed parts work, Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Humanistic Therapy, Resource-Oriented Music Therapy, and gender affirming voicework. I am a board-certified music therapist and pre-licensed counselor under the direct supervision of Demeko Freeman, LPC, MMT, MT-BC. In addition to the above services described, I offer supervision, training in gender affirming voicework, and in-services/presentations on my work.
My experience & embodiment
I completed my education at Slippery Rock University, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy/Voice degree with a minor in Gender Studies (2016) and a Master of Music Therapy, Counseling track degree (2019). In 2016 I officially became a board-certified music therapist and since then have worked with people of all ages in a variety of settings, including youth group homes/residential treatment facilities, inpatient and outpatient mental health centers, mobile mental health settings, and community music settings.
During my graduate work, I began developing gender affirming voicework as a music therapy method and immediately opened my own practice to begin offering this work to others. Upon completing my graduate work, I also began offering mental health services through my practice, and the rest is history!
In my spare time, I am a singer/songwriter who performs both my own original music as well as predominately covers of transgender, queer, and/or female musicians. My social locators are white, nonbinary genderqueer, queer, small fat, polyamorous, kink-friendly, non-disabled, and with acquired neurodivergence.
Who I tend to work alongside
Those a part of marginalized and minoritized communities (particularly those coming from LGBTQIA+ communities)
Anyone exploring gender, sexuality, and identity
Anyone wanting to work on their voice focused on gender and embodiment
Those navigating trauma stemming from abuse and/or systemic oppression
Those interested in Internal Family Systems-informed parts work
People of all ages, but especially teens and adults
Who do I support?
It is my intention to uplift, support, and amplify the voices and bodies of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, particularly those who are trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive. I also aim to support organizations that center, promote, and create music and art by marginalized and minoritized creative folx. Rooted in a desire for wealth redistribution, I currently support the following organizations through an ongoing monthly donation, listed alphabetically.