What is Music Therapy?

What is music therapy?

Music therapy is the evidence-based, clinical use of music interventions used in a therapeutic relationship to reach a non-musical goal. This is accomplished with a board-certified professional who has attained the necessary credentials through an accredited music therapy program. Music therapy is a therapeutic modality that can address individualized goals within social, cognitive, physical, and emotional domains.

Who can benefit from music therapy?

The beauty of music therapy is that it knows no borders. Do you like listening to music, playing musical instruments, singing, writing music or songs? Musical skills or knowledge are not required to benefit from the therapeutic process. A board-certified music therapist will make an assessment and create an individualized plan to support the needs of the client.

Music Therapy can support:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery
  • Stroke

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Eating Issues

  • Substance Abuse & Addiction

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Memory care (Alzheimer's and Dementia)

  • Hospice care

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues