Frequently Asked Questions

General

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.

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 individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, 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 (American Music Therapy Association, 2018).

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. Some music therapists with in behavioral health centers or prison systems, some work in assisted living facilities, homeless shelters, and in palliative care and hospice. Our field is extremely diverse! If you know of a need, we’d love to try to help with music therapy.

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. Our therapists have been known to lead a diverse range of interventions including drumming to Guns N’ Roses to facilitate gross and fine motor skills and songwriting to the tune of the Daniel Tiger theme song to teach appropriate conversational skills. Each session truly depends on the unique needs and preferences of the client!

Location

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

Most of our therapists do home visits throughout the DFW area! A few of our therapists in south Fort Worth have home studios if you’d prefer one of our spaces.

What is teletherapy?

Teletherapy, or therapy via telehealth, is when a therapy session takes place over a secure, HIPAA-compliant video connection. Learn more about teletherapy here.

Billing

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 provide documentation such as assessment reports, treatment plans, and appropriate CPT codes.

We also accept private payment for our services.

How much does a music therapy session cost?

Individual (one-to-one) music therapy sessions begin with a one-time assessment for a flat fee of $250. After that, individual sessions are typically scheduled once per week, though sessions may be offered several times a week if appropriate.

Individual sessions are $110 for 50-minute sessions.

Group rates begin at $185 for 50-minute sessions.

Read about the No Surprises Act here.

Is there financial assistance for music therapy?

Yes! Many funding options exist, including HSA/FSA plans, Texas Medicaid Waivers, and even grants from local nonprofits. We recommend checking out Music Therapy Access Fund’s Music Therapy Funding Resource Guide for Texas for a comprehensive list of potential funding options.

What payment types are accepted?

HHMT emails invoices to private pay clients and groups on a monthly basis. Payment for all services is due by the last day of the following month. A $20 late fee will be added to any unpaid invoice on the 1st of each month. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, ACH bank draft, and Apple Pay are easily accessed via emailed invoices. Checks may also be mailed to Heart and Harmony Music Therapy, PO Box 33913, Fort Worth TX 76162.

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. We’d love to hear from you!

Schedule a Q&A

Have several questions? Schedule a free 15-minute phone or video call where we’ll walk through the ins and outs of receiving music therapy services.

Book an Assessment

Ready to get started? One of our board-certified music therapists will perform an in-person assessment to determine if music therapy is appropriate for your needs.

What Our Clients Say

I recommend Heart & Harmony to any family with children and our experience with how they work with neurodivergence and learning differences, how much autonomy and trust they give students, and how supportive they have been of his learning plan has been a total game changer. If I had to cancel every other therapy or support, H&H is the one I would keep.

– Lizzie M.

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.

What Our Clients Say

They are OT, speech, and lots of fun all rolled into one. When they are here, my girl can be heard loud and clear. We love these people.

– Lora C.

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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.

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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.

What Our Clients Say

Heart and Harmony has outstanding music therapists who are highly trained in their field. Highly recommend them!

– Leigh Anne S.

Heart and Harmony therapists sitting in Nikki's living room, playing music. Nikki and Jordan are sitting on a green couch, playing ukulele and drum. Madison is sitting on an ottoman playing a stringed instrument.

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

Heart and Harmony Music Therapy is a team of diverse music therapists and music therapy interns who are committed to providing accessible, high-quality music therapy services to the Dallas – Fort Worth community. We believe in honoring the self-identities of our clients. We build upon our clients’ strengths, meeting them where they are and celebrating with them as they grow. 

We are passionate about client autonomy and the accessibility of our services. We offer flexibility by making services available in-home or in-studio to provide a least restrictive environment. We work with individuals on the Texas CLASS and YES Medicaid waiver programs and also accept private pay clients. Payment plans are available to increase accessibility to the benefits of music therapy. 

 

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