Healing Sounds, LLC

Healing Sounds, LLC prides ourselves on having highly qualified professionals as a part of our team. With diverse backgrounds and educations, we can provide a wide variety of services for the Central Virginia Community. Established in 2009, Healing Sounds has been proudly serving the Central Virginia Community, and outlying counties with integrity, quality and compassion.


Anna McChesney, MS, LPC, MT-BC

Anna is the Director of Healing Sounds, LLC and board certified music therapist, licensed music educator, certified rehabilitation counselor, and a licensed profession counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a 2004 graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Music Therapy and Music Education. Upon graduation, Anna completed her internship and contracted services though Musicworx of California in San Diego, California, where she served in diverse settings ranging from hospitals and cancer survival groups to public schools and private homes. Anna has extensive experience working as a music therapist, including providing therapy services and crisis stabilization to detained teenagers in the Richmond area. Through her work in state-operated programs within Virginia’s department of education, she has co-authored standards and a curriculum for art and music therapists in education programs as part of the regular school day. She coordinates and leads training regarding social and emotional learning, and speaks at regional and national conferences about her experiences in therapy. Additionally, Anna teaches at VCU, her graduate school alma mater, as an adjunct professor instructing music therapy coursework. She enjoys employing mindfulness based practices and helping others reach their best potential.



Daneyelle Elder, MT-BC

Daneyelle Elder is a multi-instrumentalist and singer. She is a violinist, pianist and guitarist. She discovered her passion for music at a very young age, singing and playing the violin at nine years old. Her passion for music led her to a pursuit of more musical training, and she attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in 2010. After completing training for her Music Therapy degree, Daneyelle traveled the country with recording artist Eddie James as a violinist and singer. After touring for about a year, Daneyelle returned to her hometown of Richmond, Va. She became a board certified music therapist in 2012. Daneyelle works at Healing Sounds, LLC as a music therapist. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, teaching music to young students and discovering new restaurants in Richmond.



Erin Mowles, MT-BC

Erin Mowles received her degree in Music Therapy from Radford University, then completed her internship at Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester, NY. After becoming a board certified music therapist in 2014, Erin spent four years working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through Meaningful Day Services in Indianapolis, IN. Erin enjoys working with a variety of populations, and is particularly passionate about helping people who have not yet found a reliable method of communication. She is proficient in playing the guitar, piano, ukulele, and alto saxophone, as well as some percussion. Erin is excited to be back in her home state of Virginia, and is looking forward to serving the greater Richmond community through Healing Sounds, LLC!


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Dawn Nugent

Dawn joined Healing Sounds in January 2019 as an Administrative Assistant. She has an extensive background in the clinical field and working with client’s on all of their scheduling and insurance needs. Before joining Healing Sounds, she worked as a Patient Relations Coordinator for a large dental group in Richmond. After being a stay at home mom for the last 2 years, she has joined the team in hopes to help facilitate in growing the company and helping new and returning clients feel welcome.

In her spare time, she enjoys working as a personal trainer and spending time with her husband and daughter. She hopes that her role with Healing Sounds will help each individual feel confident that their needs are met and looks forward to being a part of such an amazing group.