What is music therapy?
Music therapy is a well-established allied health profession. It consists of using music to address the following areas:
“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 AssessmentsA 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 SessionsOne-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 SessionsGroup 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.
What Our Clients Say
“My son loves music and loves his music therapists. They are a part of our family and a huge part of my son’s progress over the past four years.”
– Nicole R.
“I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am for having used music therapy to get me through my Vbac. This delivery changed my life! “
– Lindsey C.
“It is such a blessing to have our son work with Heart and Harmony… It really is so much more than just music.”
– Christina C.
“Heart and Harmony has outstanding music therapists who are highly trained in their field. They are compassionate, yet firm in the way they handle my special needs son. He’s made great progress with them! Highly recommend them!”
– Leigh Anne S.
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.
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