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ILLINOIS VALLEY
MUSIC THERAPY
WELCOMES YOU

 
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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?

CHILDREN

ADOLESCENTS

ELDERLY

INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

INDIVIDUALS WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS

INDIVIDUALS WITH ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN

 

SERVICES I OFFER

With You Every Step of the Way

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

*Music improvisation
*Song-writing
*Drum circles
*Lyric analysis/discussion
*Learning through music
*Meditation/relaxation
*Singing/deep breathing exercises
*Sensory stimulation
*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

Listening to Music

Where words fail, music speaks

Hans Christian Andersen

 

HELP CENTER

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

 
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MY STORY

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.

 
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CONTACT US:

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

815-310-0450