In 1994 music therapist, Craig Christiansen met Kari Gaskins, behavior therapist. Craig's creativity needed a touch of Kari's organizational skills. The two decided to work together to conduct music therapy sessions with Kari's in-home ABA clients. They video taped their sessions in order to learn how to better help the children. In 1998, they took what they did to a larger scale, seeing more clients and contracting to schools and other agencies ? thus the beginning of Creative Exchange Music Therapy. In 2004 they opened their clinic in Westchester in order to better serve families. Through their clinic and contractual services thousands of clients over the years have enjoyed and benefitted from music therapy services through Creative Exchange. Today, Craig and Kari have 3 children of their own who have also been a part of the music therapy through participation in groups as positive peer models.