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Paul Ousley, MT-BC

Paul Ousley | Music Therapy | Bedford Medical CenterPaul Ousley is a board certified music therapist within University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network. He is currently serving inpatients at University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center with a specific focus on the areas of pain and stress management, as well as implementing music for relaxation for both patients and staff. Paul is also Co-Director of the Healing Harmony program at Connor Integrative Health Network. This program places volunteer musicians in the lobbies of regional University Hospitals campuses in order to bring the gift of music to patients, families, visitors, and staff. Paul received his Music Therapy clinical training throughout the Northeast Ohio region, including children in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, teenagers at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, stroke patients within a private practice setting, and adults and children with developmental delays at New Avenues to Independence of Cleveland.

Paul obtained his bachelor’s degree in Music, with a concentration on Bass Guitar, from Spring Arbor University (’08), and completed his Music Therapy education at Cleveland State University (’16). Paul utilizes musical experiences, discussions, song writing and his passion for music to build rapport with patients to help them better control pain and stress while hospitalized.

When not practicing Paul enjoys performing live music around the northeast Ohio area, and loves spending time with his wife and English Bulldog.  

Education and Credentials

  • MT-BC, Board Certified Music Therapist
  • Cleveland State University, Music Therapy Equivalency Degree, ‘16
  • Spring Arbor University, Bachelor of Arts-Music, 2008

Motto

"Do not neglect your music, it will be a companion with will sweeten many hours of life to you."  –Thomas Jefferson

 

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