“You have a special gift of helping people to process pain and transform it. This is indeed a superpower. We are a richer and more beautiful community with your presence. Thank you for all you do and all you are.” –Dr. Brandon Nappi Founder and Director of Copper Beech Institute, And Assoc. Director of Holy Family Retreat Center
Marcie Gueret Swift, M.Ed. NCSP CMP has been a Nationally Certified School Psychologist for over 30 years, specializing in the evaluation and therapy of children, adolescents and adults with learning and emotional issues. A former adjunct professor in Psychology at the University of Hartford, she has served as the consulting psychologist of Renbrook School as well as several other private secondary schools in CT and MA.
In 2002, Marcie earned her certification as a Music Practitioner at the Music for Healing and Transition Program, and is now Board Certified and a Diplomate in Behavioral Health, through the American Association for Integrative Medicine. Thus she combines her two greatest passions, psychology and music, in her private practice. Marcie uses her harp therapeutically at several assisted living centers and rehabilitation units, including Duncaster and The Hebrew Home. She is able to enchant audiences with her story-telling and music with guided imagery and meditation, and brings a small therapy harp that patients can play themselves, much to their delight. She also offers therapeutic harp music to patients during chemotherapy treatments. In addition, Marcie entertains at many local libraries through her unique workshop, The Magic and Allure of the Celtic Harp: Healing and Transformation.
Marcie recorded her CD, Thread of Life in 2010, showcasing her original compositions, meditations and guided imagery.
Read Marcie’s article about “Children and Stress“.
Marcie also performs with her husband, master fiddler Gordon Swift, who leads The Lost Acres String Band (lostacresstringband.com).