Maevon Gumble, MMT, MT-BC
Music Therapist, Pre-licensed Counselor, Singer/Songwriter & Voice Teacher
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. My work tends to be focused on cultivating strengths and resources rather than treating pathologies. 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, Polyvagal Theory, Estill Voice Training, Somatic Voicework, 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 voice lessons, supervision, training in gender affirming voicework, and in-services/presentations on my work.
Who I work with
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/neglect and/or systemic oppression
Those interested in Internal Family Systems-informed parts work
Therapists, music therapists, and creative folx
Those interested in music therapy and the creative arts
People of all ages, but especially preteens, teens, and adults
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. Since graduating, I have pursued further trainings and certifications to expand my knowledge and skills. This has included workshops/trainings in Internal Family Systems (IFS) so that I can practice as an IFS-informed practitioner. I have also pursued training in Estill Voice Training® and am working on completing my Estill Figure Proficiency. Lastly, I am certified in Somatic Voicework℠ having completed Levels I, II, and III.
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, mid fat, polyamorous, kink-friendly, non-disabled, and with acquired neurodivergence.