Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.– AMTA
Music therapists work with a wide range of populations including but not limited to: mental health, physical rehab, Veterans and first responders, substance abuse recovery, and long term care. Music therapists provide services in either a one-to-one setting or a group setting. Each of our music therapists hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in music therapy, have passed a national certification exam, and are in good standing with their governing bodies.