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Music Therapy

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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 (American Music Therapy Association, 2011).

We offer services for a variety of populations:

Special Education - In special education and settings serving persons with special needs, music therapists utilize music as an educational related service to promote learning and skill acquisition.

  • Group music therapy for inclusion based classrooms
  • Individual assessments and services for Individualized Education Plans
  • Private music therapy for academic and other developmental goals at CCMS

Early Intervention - Music therapy provides musical interventions to stimulate and develop physical, sensory and cognitive development.

  • Music Therapy assessments and services for Individualized Family Support Plans
  • Music Therapy services in-home and at CCMS for early childhood development

Mental Health - Music therapy for clients with mental health concerns uses musical interaction as a means of communication and expression.

  • Group and individual music therapy services at residential or partial hospitalization facilities
  • Individual music therapy for mood and behavioral disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma at CCMS

Alzheimer’s and Elderly - Music therapy treatment is efficacious and valid with older persons who have functional deficits in physical, psychological, cognitive or social functioning.

  • Family, individual and group services for clients in nearby nursing facilities
  • In-home services for families and individuals
  • Services at CCMS for families and individuals

Hospice - Music therapists use music interventions to increase quality of life, alleviate spiritual suffering, provide pain management and relaxation for the individual. Music therapy can also improve emotional intimacy and relaxation for families and caregivers while facilitating meaningful time spent together in a positive, creative way.

  • Family and individual music therapy services for clients in nearby hospices, hospitals and nursing facilities
  • In-home services for families and individuals
  • Services at CCMS for grief and bereavement counseling
WATCH: A video created by CCMS music therapist Julieann Hartley and one of her students!