WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidenced-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a board certified music therapist. Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals and groups. Through musical involvement, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM MUSIC THERAPY?
INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
INDIVIDUALS WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS
INDIVIDUALS WITH ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN
SERVICES I OFFER
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MUSIC THERAPY ASSESSMENT
Our board-certified music therapist will assess the clients emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses and develop an individualized music therapy program.
MUSIC THERAPY INTERVENTIONS
*Learning through music
*Singing/deep breathing exercises
*Dancing/movement to music
*Art with music
BENEFITS OF MUSIC THERAPY
IMPROVE LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
IMPROVE FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION
INCREASE IMPULSE CONTROL AND FRUSTRATION TOLERANCE
INCREASE SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE
IMPROVE MEMORY AND COGNITION
IMPROVE SOCIAL SKILLS
DECREASE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
DECREASE PAIN PERCEPTION
Where words fail, music speaks
Hans Christian Andersen
You Ask - I Answer
DO I HAVE TO BE A MUSICIAN TO BENEFIT FROM MUSIC THERAPY?
Absolutely not! Music therapy is adaptive to any level of functioning. Music is the powerful tool used to facilitate non-musical goals.
HOW LONG IS EACH THERAPY SESSION?
Most sessions are 45 minutes- 1 hour
DO SESSIONS HAVE TO BE INDIVIDUAL?
We offer individual and group music therapy sessions.
Music Therapy Resources
Illinois Valley Music Therapy
IVMT was established in 2010 by Michelle Mortensen, Owner and Board-Certified Music Therapist. IVMT is a mobile, private practice agency, serving central and north central Illinois. IVMT provides services in a variety of settings including long-term care facilities, schools, hospitals, and private homes. Michelle Mortensen graduated from Illinois State University in 2005. Michelle has over 13 years of experience in the field. Michelle sings, plays piano and guitar. Michelle is passionate about using music to change lives.
I would love to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. Contact me and book a session today.
PO Box 53
Princeton, IL 61356