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Caitlin Kraus



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Caitlin Kraus

Adjunct Professor of Music Therapy

Caitlin Kraus, MT-BC, LPC, holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree (2011) and a Masters of Counselor Education degree from Ohio University (2019) where she is also nearing completion of her Masters of Music Therapy degree. She joined Ohio University faculty as an Adjunct Professor of Music Therapy in Fall 2019. She also currently works as a Licensed Professional Counselor full-time at Hopewell Health Centers and facilitates group music therapy at My Sister's Place in Athens, OH. 

Caitlin's clinical experience includes working with adults and adolescents in acute, forensic, inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitative mental health settings, including populations with trauma and/or co-occurring substance abuse. After completing her internship at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare (2011) in Columbus, OH, Caitlin provided music therapy services at Blue Sky Abilities and Seton Shoal Creek Hospital (2012) in Austin, TX. She has also worked as a music therapist at Central Ohio Music Therapy (2018) and as a counselor trainee at Rural Women's Recovery Program (2017) in Athens, OH.

From 2016 to 2019, Caitlin served as a Graduate Assistant for Ohio University's Music Therapy Department. In this role, she helped teach coursework and supervised undergraduate and graduate equivalency students during their practicum experiences in a variety of settings. In the past she also served as a Senior Resident Assistant and Administrative Resident Assistant for Ohio University Residence Life throughout her undergraduate years.

Caitlin's primary clinical and research interests include program development and evaluation of music therapy services for women with co-occurring trauma and addictions. She has a strong interest in clinically utilizing feminist therapy, narrative therapy, and community music therapy. She is an advocate for integrated and collaborative partnership between music therapist and related healthcare professionals. In connection to this topic, she facilitated an experiential and educational presentation entitled "A Different Key: Music in Mental Health Counseling" at the 2018 Ohio Counselor's Association conference.


  • M.Ed., Counselor Education, Ohio University
  • M.M., Music Therapy, Ohio University (in progress)
  • B.M., Music Therapy, Ohio University

Currently Teaching

  • MUS 5850 Seminar in Music Therapy