Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, FAMI, NMT, is a board certified music therapist with 18 years of clinical experience and degrees in music therapy, education, and counseling. She has completed advanced training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery  and Music and is a fellow through the Association for Music and Imagery. She is also trained in Neurological Music Therapy and is an endorsed facilitator with Remo in HealthRhythms Group Empowerment Drumming. Heiderscheit has conducted research utilizing guided imagery and music with adults in chemical dependency treatment and utilizing music to reduce stress and anxiety during mealtimes with eating disorder patients. She is collaborating on a research grant through the National Institutes of Health to study the use of music intervention to reduce sedation in mechanically ventilated patients. Heiderscheit has authored articles and book chapters on the use of music therapy in various settings. She is a graduate faculty member at the Center for Spirituality & Healing and clinical music therapist with The Emily Program.