Music Therapy soothes pain, relieves stress and relaxes muscles. It builds self-esteem, encourages interaction, uplifts spirits, strengthens the immune system, enhances well-being and much more. A qualified Music Therapist uses music to achieve the restoration, maintenance, and improvement of mental and physical health.
A professional trained in music and the behavioral sciences, the Music Therapist integrates music, personal human sensitivities and elements of the physical environment in order to develop a healthy relationship with the client. The therapeutic goal is to achieve desirable change in the individual and improve his or her quality of life.
Music Therapists assess emotional well being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities and cognitive skills through musical responses. They design music sessions for individuals and groups based on client need including: learning through music, music improvisation, receptive music listening, music performance, music and imagery, song writing, and lyric discussion.
The Music Therapy Program offers the following Outpatient Services:
- Treatment for individuals with developmental delay, brain injury, mental health needs, substance abuse and stress management
- Treatment for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and forms of dementia
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