Referral Form: Please have your physician fill out this referral form and fax it back to us.
Music Therapy Intake Form: Please complete this form prior to the evaluation.
New Patient Intake: Please complete this form prior to your appointment!
What Music Therapy Looks Like
Music therapy can help our clients to:
- Express feelings
- Enhance memory
- Improve communication
- Promote physical rehabilitation
- Improve cognitive abilities
- Enhance quality of life
- Promote wellness
- Manage stress
- Alleviate pain
Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. (American Music Therapy Association definition, 2005).
Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, music therapists are eligible to sit for the national board certification exam to obtain the credential MT-BC (Music Therapist – Board Certified) which is necessary for professional practice. The credential MT-BC is granted by a separate, accredited organization, the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), to identify music therapists who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to practice at the current level of the profession. The purpose of board certification in music therapy is to provide an objective national standard that can be used as a measure of professionalism by interested agencies, groups, and individuals.
Referral: Referrals can be made by a physician, a teacher, counselor, or yourself. However we are found, once you contact us with the desire to have yourself or your loved one benefit from Music Therapy, we’ve begun. You will be asked to fill out an intake form with questions that help us structure the assessment, and to schedule a time for the music therapy assessment.
Assessment: A functional assessment of the clients strengths and needs is performed across multiple in the areas of: communication, academics, motor, music, emotional, sensory, and social. The assessment can include a music therapy session, interviews with caregivers, and consultation with other professionals involved in treatment. After the assessment is complete, results will be reviewed and the non-musical treatment goals and objectives will be set.
Treatment: The music therapist will design music based interventions to target the objectives and goals set during the assessment. These interventions may include: singing, playing instruments, improvisation, song writing and composition, musical games, movement activities, lyric analysis, or adaptive music lessons. During treatment, as objectives are met, music will slowly be decreased to aid in generalization of skills. The music therapist will be willing to work closely with members of the interdisciplinary treatment team to provide comprehensive treatment.
Evaluation: This includes continuous collection of data by the therapist which is reviewed each month. At the end of the treatment period (6 months), the entire period’s progress shall be reviewed and goals and objectives shall be changes or renewed.
The treatment process of each individual is different, and the amount of time involved may vary. A client seen for a longer duration of treatment will have a more formal treatment process as compared to a client being seen only once. Treatment can take place in an individual or group setting.
- Down Syndrome
- Developmental Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Adjustment Disorders
- Identity Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Corporate Wellness
- Rehabilitative Care
- Long Term Care
- Public Schools
- Private Schools
- Pre-school and Daycare
- Psychiatric Care
- Substance Abuse
Throughout the world, music therapists have been found serving children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with mental health needs, developmental and learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and other aging related conditions.