Abby Dodds

Adjunct Instructor
MM-Music Therapy; BA-Vocal Music, Kent State University (2018); BA-Psychology, Kent State University (2018)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Music Therapy Foundations I
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Clinical Fieldwork Supervision
Courses - Spring
  • Functional Music Skills for MT II
  • Clinical Voice for Music Therapists
  • Clinical Fieldwork Supervision


Abby Dodds is a music therapist located in Marietta, who earned her Bachelor of Arts in vocal music and psychology from Kent State University in 2018 before beginning undergraduate equivalency and graduate study in music therapy at Ohio University. After completing her clinical internship with University Hospitals’ Connor Integrative Health Network in Cleveland, Ohio, Dodds earned her CBMT certification in early 2021. Dodds recently earned her MM in music therapy after presenting her master’s thesis, titled “Becoming Aware, Taking Control and Connecting with Self in Reflexive Music Therapy: An Adult Woman’s Journey toward Therapeutic Change.” She practices full-time at Camden-Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, where she developed and facilitates a patient-centered medical music therapy program.

Dodds has experience providing compassionate care to adult and geriatric patients in medical, inpatient psychiatric, and community settings, and she is also experienced in providing pediatric and newborn health and wellness care. Her advanced clinical fieldwork and private practice experience includes providing group and individual support to neuro-typical adults and teens experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, and life transition, neuro-divergent adults and children requiring varying degrees of support, and children and young adults in special education settings.