Music Therapy Services

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 Services

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; the first hour is spent talking with caregivers and discussing possible goals for the client, while the second hour involves the client and therapist actively participating in music interventions.

An assessment report will be sent to the responsible party within 1 week. If the client qualifies for services, scheduling will then take place.

Individual Music Therapy Services

Individual sessions are one-on-one sessions in which the therapist provides direct care to the client. Music therapy interventions are implemented to address measurable and data-based goals and objectives. Goal areas may go hand-in-hand with IEP goals, goals in other therapies, or other areas of need.

Individual sessions are offered in 30 and 60 minute slots, and are typically scheduled once per week, though sessions may be offered several times a week if appropriate.

Individual Music Therapy Services

Individual sessions are one-on-one sessions in which the therapist provides direct care to the client. Music therapy interventions are implemented to address measurable and data-based goals and objectives. Goal areas may go hand-in-hand with IEP goals, goals in other therapies, or other areas of need.

Individual sessions are offered in 30 and 60 minute slots, and are typically scheduled once per week, though sessions may be offered several times a week if appropriate.

Group Music Therapy Sessions

Group sessions are ideal for school settings, skilled nursing or assisted living facilities, behavioral health units, or support groups. 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.

Music therapy groups may involve both those with goal areas and typical peer models. For instance, in school settings inclusive groups may address IEP goals for some children, while facilitating socialization, acceptance, and empathy for peer models.

Group sessions are offered in 60 or 90 minute time slots.

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