About Becoming Through Sound
Becoming Through Sound is a private practice which has a vision to foster opportunities for wellness, healing, empowerment, community, and social justice through engagement in therapy services. At Becoming Through Sound, the aim is to provide culturally sustaining and liberating services and to provide space for people to learn about and explore gender affirming voicework through education and access to information.
Maevon Gumble, MMT, MT-BC
Maevon Gumble, MMT, MT-BC
Board Certified Music Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional Counselor
"Hi! I am a white, nonbinary trans, queer and polyamorous, fat, enabled music therapist and pre-licensed professional counselor. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am currently only providing telehealth services (i.e., video chat). I believe therapy to be a collaborative space for profound change, where we can foster ways of living that bring healing, joy, and peace, even while processing difficult and painful experiences. It is my belief that we are in constant states of becoming better and more authentic versions of ourselves, if we allow ourselves to do so. Aiming to engage in respectful and culturally sustaining care, I strive to provide an affirming therapy space grounded in feminist, resource-oriented, trauma-informed, queer, disability, and liberation theories. I have also recently been integrating the use of Internal Family Systems and parts-work into my therapeutic approach. Although I've worked with a variety of people, I particularly specialize in gender, sexuality, identity, and trauma focused work. My practices aim to be queer/LGBTQIA+, body, polyamory/consensual non-monogamy, disabled, & gender affirmative.
I earned my Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree with a minor in Gender Studies at Slippery Rock University in 2016, where I completed clinical hours with older adults with dementia, girls and gender nonconforming youth in a youth music camp, adults living with traumatic brain injuries, women and children temporarily placed within a shelter due to domestic violence, and incarcerated teens. I also completed an internship with Clarion Psychiatric Center (Clarion, PA), offering group music therapy to children/adolescents and adults in need of inpatient psychiatric care.
Upon completing my undergraduate degree, I passed my board exam, earning my credential as Board Certified Music Therapist before immediately continuing my education at Slippery Rock University, where I eventually earned my Master of Music Therapy degree (Counseling track) in 2019. While working on my Master's, I also worked as a Graduate Assistant for Slippery Rock University's Gender Studies program, offering support for various kinds of campus wide programming around issues pertaining to gender and diversity. While completing my Master's, I also worked with a variety of people, including queer/trans/nonbinary college-aged students as well as adolescents/adults with mental health needs. During this time I also realized and stepped into my identity as a nonbinary trans person, which subsequently led to me exploring my experiences of my voice and gender. This further led to me beginning to develop the possibilities of gender affirming voicework in music therapy through my Master's thesis. I continue to develop this work through engaging in research alongside fellow music therapists interested in this gender affirming voicework. Additionally, I have presented, offered workshops, and published literature related to gender, gender affirming voicework, music therapy, and queering music therapy spaces.
After graduating, I started my private practice, beginning to engage in gender affirming voicework with trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming clients. Simultaneously, I began working as Mobile Mental Health Therapist with Familylinks (Pittsburgh, PA), particularly working with older adults in the community setting. While I deeply valued this work, I realized that my real passion lies with working alongside members of the LGBTQIA+ communities, particularly around exploring identity, gender, sexuality, and trauma. This led to me shifting full-time into my private practice to provide services related to mental health as well as the voice and gender.
The clinical services that I offer through Becoming Through Sound consists of individual, couples, families, and group psychotherapy, mental health evaluations for gender affirming letters, music therapy, and gender affirming voicework. In working toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am receiving outside supervision from Rachael Goss, LPC for all psychotherapeutic work.
While I strongly believe in the power of music and the arts to foster change, these are simply potential resources for us to use within our work together and not a requirement. We will collaboratively decide which style of therapy works best for you. I truly look forward to supporting you in living your best and most affirming life!"