The ultimate goal of Music Therapy is to help clients achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life.
What Is Music Therapy?
The American Music Therapy Association defines music therapy as a clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
The Neuroscience Behind our Methods
According to neuroscience research, music therapy has been shown to support clients’ ability to regulate their emotions and to decrease negative affect and depressive symptoms. These changes can be seen through brain scans of individuals who participated in music therapy sessions.
In addition, neuroscience research has shown that music therapy supports learning through a double encoding process, where information is processed both verbally and musically. This strengthens the memory trace during learning.
Whether the goal is to reduce stress and anxiety, regulate emotions, improve communication skills, or increase ability to self-express, this modality of therapy has been proven to increase efficacy of therapy, whether used alone or as a complement to other therapeutic modalities.