Who Do Music Therapists Work With?
Individuals of all backgrounds, ages and cultures who are facing personal wellness challenges can benefit from music therapy, especially those coping with the following.
- Trauma and Crisis: Music therapy lessens the anxiety, stress and pain of personal trauma by providing a non-verbal outlet for difficult emotions, which can improve mood, boost confidence and increase feelings of control.
- Mental Health: For those with mental health challenges, music therapy can benefit communication, increase self-expression, ease the exploration of personal thoughts and feelings, and increase the ability to focus
- Substance Abuse: Creative-based therapies can increase motivation and self-esteem among those struggling with substance abuse, while reducing anxiety, improving self awareness and reinforcing healthy coping skills.