Music Therapy is an evidence-based intervention. Only credentialed professionals who have completed an approved music therapy program, at least at a Master degree level.
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 infants, children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and with groups. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, movement, 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.