Our therapeutic programs are the heart of our business. Jillian Mehler, MM, MT-BC, NMT became a board certified music therapist in 2005 and founded Whole Steps Creative Arts Center in Miami, Florida. Jillian graduated from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor's Degree in music therapy and then received a Master's Degree in music therapy from the University of Miami. She also has additional certifications in Neurologic Music Therapy, Ready Bodies Learning Minds, and several other sensory and academic programs. Jillian’s creative programs promote social and communicative skills among students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related exceptionalities.
So welcome to Whole Steps - our creative arts center! We are just so glad you are here.
Analia Girala is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) with a passion for working with children/adolescents. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University New Orleans, with an additional degree in Psychology. Analia completed her internship at the Ann Storck Center in Fort Lauderdale, where she gained experience in providing music therapy services for a special needs preschool, as well as an adult day-training facility and several residential group homes. Following her internship, Analia attended Florida State University to earn her Master's degree in Music Therapy. While in Tallahassee, she also received advanced training in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Music Therapy. Her mission is to facilitate connection, promote development, and increase joy through music.