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ABOUT MUSIC THERAPY

Music therapy is an evidence based modality that is based on the assumption that we are all innately musical. From the rhythm of our heartbeat to the melody of our laughter and crying, we are musical beings who instinctively express ourselves through sound. These connections with music can remain despite disability or illness, and are not dependent on a musical training or background. The music therapy process is dynamic and integrative, opening up unique avenues for communication, expression and awareness by engaging the healthy, creative parts of participants. Through active music making within a secure therapeutic relationship the music therapist helps children and adults address a wide range of emotional, physical, cognitive and developmental needs. Sessions are tailored to a client’s individual goals and may include music improvisation, guided visualization, song-writing, therapeutic drumming, or music assisted relaxation. Research demonstrates the ability of music therapy to:

  • Improve mood
  • Reduce Anxiety & Depression
  • Boost the Immune System
  • Support cognitive and motor function
  • Reduce trauma
  • Decrease pain
  • Support resiliency
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Therapy Services

Individual music therapy sessions for children and adults to address a wide range of needs including:

  • Chronic Illness
  • Neurological injury
  • Pain Management
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety/Depression
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Workshops/Trainings

Workshops & trainings for healthcare providers, educators, parents and therapists to address vicarious traumatization, burnout, team building, self-care and stress management.

Program development in medical, educational and clinical settings.

Supervision

Music-centered clinical supervision utilizing an eclectic approach for creative arts therapy students and professionals. Specializing in pediatrics, medical music therapy, mental health and trauma-informed practice.

Individual and small group supervision sessions.

For more information please visit American Music Therapy Association and the International Association of Music Therapy.

“Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood. We are a rhythm machine, that’s what we are” ~ Mickey Hart