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.
Why Choose Music Therapy?
- Effective and Evidence-Based
- Fun and Creative
- Accessible to people of different ages, abilities, and cognitive levels
- Honors the dignity of each person
Who can benefit?
- 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
Common Goals for Sessions:
- Pain & Symptom Mangement
- Life Review & Reminiscence
- Decrease Isolation
- Decrease Agitation & Anxiety
- Improve Coping
- Provide Family Support
- Spiritual Expression
- Emotional Expression
- Procedural Support for Medical Procedures
- Plan Memorial Services and Funerals
- Bereavement Support
Contact us to learn how Music Therapy can benefit you or your program.
Coverage area for music therapy services is centered in Des Moines/Ankeny area, but services are also provided across central Iowa, including, but not limited to Polk and Story Counties, as well as surrounding areas.