Music Therapy for Trauma Survivors

Adults, Veterans, and Families

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. – Mayoclinic.org

Military and Veterans

The formal field of Music Therapy started in response to the need to treat veterans returning from World War II. Today Music Therapy has shown to be an effective approach to treating those suffering from both Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Music therapy has shown to assist people with autism by improving their skills in areas such as:

Music Therapy can help to:
  • Stimulate injured nerve pathways to improve speech and other cognitive functions
  • Inspire movement such as foot tapping or dancing
  • Encourage the arousal of memories that need to be accessed and processed for healing
  • Evoke emotions and influence mood
  • Improve overall quality of life

Offering Hope and Strength

If you or a family member are struggling with PTSD, feel free to reach out to me and we can have a conversation about how Music Therapy may assist you in your individual circumstance. Kim (509) 979-4357

Additional Resources

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Kim McMillin

RN, MA, MT-BC, 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…