What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
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. - The American Music Therapy Association”
Why You Should Choose Music TherapyMusic therapy can help to:
- Increase sensory-motor skills
- Increase cognitive skills
- Improve social skills
- Increase impulse control
- Improve self-esteem and self-control
- Improve expressive-receptive language skills
- Increase problem-solving skills
- Improve auditory and visual-motor skills
- Increase ability to identify and communicate feelings appropriately
Who Do I Serve?Children and adults with
- Mental Health
- Neurological Disorders
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Developmental Disabilities
- Emotional and Behavioral
- Physical Disabilities
RN, MA, MT-BC, RPT, LMHC, LMFT (CO) Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Music Therapist
I am passionate about helping others to find the goodness within them and to heal the barriers that prevent them from embracing the light of goodness inside. Each of us comes into this world as a magnificent sun. What often trips us up is that we learn to identify with the clouds — ugly things…