What is music therapy?

Music therapy is a well-established allied health profession. It consists of using music to address the following areas:

Cognitive

Social

Emotional

Physical

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Communication

“Music therapy is the 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.” (AMTA, 2010).

Music is an extremely motivating medium and unique outcomes are possible within the music therapy setting. Because of its various elements (rhythm, timbre, tempo, emotional association, etc), music affects many areas of the brain concurrently. Rhythmic elements and music can be utilized to create new neuropathways which stimulate brain function.

Music Therapy Assessments

A music therapy assessment is conducted to determine if music therapy will be beneficial for the prospective client. Assessments are typically 2 hours in length.

Individual Music Therapy Sessions

One-on-one sessions in which the therapist provides direct care to the client. Goal areas may go hand-in-hand with IEP goals, goals in other therapies, or other areas of need.

Group Music Therapy Sessions

Group sessions are appropriate when addressing several clients with similar needs such as academic concepts, physical exercise, or emotional processing. Groups are also great for socialization.

Heart and Harmony

We believe in what we do. We do it with passion.

Heart and Harmony is a team of like-minded therapists who are committed to providing high-quality music therapy services within our community.

We are passionate about our clients’ autonomy and their opportunity to receive services. We offer flexibility by making services available in-home or in-studio to provide a least restrictive environment. Payment plans are available to increase accessibility to the benefits of music therapy. We believe in building upon our clients’ strengths, meeting them where they are, and assisting them as they accomplish new achievements.

 

Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth

Birth Music Therapy

A board-certified music therapist attends the birth and implements a custom music program designed to support the mother and baby through each phase of labor.

Birth Music Consultation

A doula or birth partner is trained to implement a thoughtfully curated birth playlist created to support the physiological processes of labor and delivery.

Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth

Birth Music Therapy

A board-certified music therapist attends the birth and implements a custom music program designed to support the mother and baby through each phase of labor.

Birth Music Consultation

A doula or birth partner is trained to implement a thoughtfully curated birth playlist created to support the physiological processes of labor and delivery.

Getting Started is Easy

Ask a Question

Let’s discuss how music therapy can be used to address you or your loved one’s unique needs.

Schedule a Consultation

Schedule a free 30-minute phone or video call where we’ll walk through the ins and outs of receiving music therapy services.

Book an Assessment

One of our eight music therapists will perform an in-person assessment  and determine if music therapy is appropriate for your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is music therapy?

Music Therapy is the 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.

Who can receive music therapy?

Individuals of all ages and abilities may benefit from music therapy. Music therapists work with expectant mothers, in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, with children and adults with medical diagnoses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or mental health needs.

What does a typical session look like?

Because each session is tailored to the individual client’s goals and objectives, there is no such thing as a “typical” music therapy session. Music therapists use client-preferred music to address cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and communication goals using a variety of instruments and therapeutic techniques.

Do you have a facility or do you come to my home?

Either one! Nikki, the clinical director, has an in-home studio in southwest Fort Worth. Most of our therapists do home visits throughout the DFW area.

Do you accept insurance?

Heart and Harmony Music Therapy is considered an out-of-network provider for private insurance companies and services may count toward out-of-pocket deductibles.  We do not file for our clients at this time, but we have an NPI (National Provider Identifier) number and are happy to help you file for private insurance reimbursement by providing an official assessment report, treatment plan, and appropriate CPT codes. We also accept private payment for our services.

How much does a music therapy session cost?

Individual music therapy sessions begin at $75 per hour. Many of our clients receive reimbursement through Texas Medicaid waivers or grant programs. Please contact us for more information about potential reimbursement.

Contact Us

Ask us a question or request an appointment below.

(817) 458-8813

PO Box 33913 Fort Worth, TX 76162

nikki@heartandharmony.com