Music + Therapy

Most people understand what it means to be a therapist. Terms, such as speech therapist, physical therapist, and talk therapist are common in our daily lives. Similarly, most people understand what it means to be a musician or play music. Why is it then, that when people here the term “Music Therapist” they seems to have no idea what it means?

  • Is that therapy for musicians?
  • Is that like when you play music for people to relax?

In this TEDx talk, music therapist Erin Seibert, MT-BC shares her mission: To have “Music Therapist” become a household term.

Need more information about Music Therapy?

Visit the American Music Therapy Association website.

Contact Golden State Music Therapy for a free consultation.

About Music Therapy

Music therapy is an established health care profession that uses musical experience of all types within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals and groups.

Clinical research shows that children, adolescents, adults, and seniors can benefit from music therapy treatment through its use in physical rehabilitation, pain management, enriched special education services, emotional support, socialization, and wellness programs.

Music therapy is delivered by a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), someone who has the skills and training to provide a broad range of music-based interventions, assess the needs and abilities of the client(s), recommend goals and objectives, develop treatment plans, and can effectively communicate with other members of the treatment team.

Golden State  Music Therapy provides individual and group music therapy sessions within the greater Los Angeles area for a variety of populations, including:

  • Persons with Special Needs (TBI, DD, ID, etc.)
  • Older Adults in Assisted Living and  Health Care Facilities
  • Adults in Addiction Treatment
  • Groups and Organizations with wellness goals (stress management, conflict resolution, etc.)