• PhD, Expressive Therapies, Lesley University, 2019
  • M.S. Master of Science: Special Education, University of North Dakota, 2012
  • B.M. Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, 2008, University of North Dakota


Natasha Thomas (they/she, plus any neo-pronouns offered with respect) is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). Alongside their role as Assistant Professor at IUPUI, they serve on the steering committee of the Black Music Therapists Network (BMTN); you can also find Natasha co-curating the “Black Creative Healing” podcast and related wellness events with fellow BMTN colleague Adenike Webb. Natasha is a committed advocate for creative & culturally sustaining support for marginalized communities. Her current research focus involves healing justice (which includes community care), social emotional learning, and Black creativity (particularly as it relates to identity and memory). Natasha’s research and clinical work are inclusive of emerging technology, as well as the perspectives of disability and queer identities, and the unique ways those perspectives and resources can intersect through the meanings we make, to impact quality of life.