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What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the use of music by a credentialed professional to help a person reach their therapeutic goals.

Music Therapists are specially trained to use music in a therapeutic way.  Music therapists who are board-certified, as indicated by the credential MT-BC, have a degree in music therapy, have completed at least 1200 clinical training hours, and have passed the written examination administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

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Why Choose Music Therapy?

  • Holistic
  • Effective and Evidence-Based
  • Fun and Creative
  • Non-invasive
  • Non-pharmacological
  • Accessible to people of different ages, abilities, and cognitive levels
  • Honors the dignity of each person
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Who can benefit from Music Therapy?

  • Hospice patients and their loved ones
  • Residents in a Senior Community (including Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care)
  • Hospitalized patients of all ages
  • Verbal & Non-verbal communicators
  • People with no previous musical training, as no special musical skills are required
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Common Goals for Music Therapy Sessions:

  • Pain & Symptom Mangement
  • Life Review & Reminiscence
  • Socialization
  • Decrease Isolation
  • Decrease Agitation & Anxiety
  • Improve Coping
  • Provide Family Support
  • Spiritual Expression
  • Emotional Expression
  • Relaxation
  • Procedural Support for Medical Procedures
  • Plan Memorial Services and Funerals
  • Bereavement Support
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Guided Imagery and Music

We also offer individual Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) Sessions, which can help deepen a person's understanding of themselves, helping to integrate the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of the self.

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Contact us to learn how Music Therapy can benefit you or your program.