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FAQ

WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

Music therapy means the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals for people of all ages and ability levels within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapists develop music therapy treatment plans specific to the needs and strengths of the client who may be seen individually or in groups. Music therapy treatment plans are individualized for each client. The goals, objectives, and potential strategies of the music therapy services are appropriate for the client and setting. Music therapy clinical practice may be in developmental, rehabilitative, habilitative, medical, mental health, preventive, wellness care, or educational areas.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • Promote Wellness

  • Manage Stress

  • Alleviate Pain

  • Express Feelings

  • Enhance Memory

  • Improve Communication

  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL MUSIC THERAPY SESSION LOOK LIKE?

Since music therapists serve a wide variety of clients with many different types of needs there is no such thing as an overall typical session. Sessions are designed and music selected based on the individual client's treatment plan.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MUSIC THERAPY IS RIGHT FOR ME OR MY LOVED ONE?

Almost any person can benefit from music therapy in some way, but the music therapist will conduct an initial assessment with the client to assess areas of need and determine if a music therapy treatment plan is appropriate going forward.

WHAT ARE SOME MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MUSIC THERAPY?

That the client or patient has to have some particular music ability to benefit from music therapy — they do not. That there is one particular style of music that is more therapeutic than all the rest — this is not the case. All styles of music can be useful in effecting change in a client or patient's life. The individual's preferences, circumstances and need for treatment, and the client or patient's goals help to determine the types of music a music therapist may use.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMONLY USED MUSIC THERAPY INTERVENTIONS?

Music therapy interventions may include but are not limited to music improvisation, receptive music listening, song writing, lyric discussion/analysis, music and imagery, singing, music performance, learning through music, music combined with other arts or therapeutic disciplines, music-assisted relaxation, music-based patient education, electronic music technology, adapted music intervention, movement to music, and instrumental sensory stimulation.

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

Peak Music Therapy does not currently bill insurance companies and is not a pre-approved provider with any insurance networks. We only accept private pay and ESA at this time and are willing to work with you to create a payment plan. 

In some cases, music therapy services can be reimbursed to you depending on what type of insurance you have and your policy.  If you are interested in pursuing this option, we can provide you with the reimbursement documentation needed for filing and processing claims with your insurance company.