At Mosaic, Music therapy is the evidence-based practice of integrating mental health service with music to heal the lives of individuals, families, and communities. We combine musical elements such as song and rhythm with applied psychological theory within a therapeutic relationship. Music Therapy uses both directed and open-ended music making to encourage sound healing and healing rhythmic process within a psycho-therapeutic relationship. A music therapist is a credentialed therapist who has specialized training to use intentional instruments, rhythm and sound with open ended and structured directives. Music Therapists intentionally use specific tools and supplies to facilitate their sessions. Mosaic offers Music Therapy services to the Tallahassee community.
Music Therapy is for anyone regardless of age or musical talent. Music Therapy is not just for kids! Unlike traditional music classes, music therapy is more about the therapeutic process of sound and rhythms than the quality of musical skill. A music therapist is trained in using music to address anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional behavioral issues, developmental delays, identity, chronic stress and more. Music therapy offers clients a different more playful and active form of communication, which is helpful in therapy where clients are often prompted to bring up difficult topics. Music therapy can also be a great fit for a person looking to incorporate self expression and self care into their therapy as it offers a creative way to express yourself and engage while processing difficult topics. Call Mosaic today to try Music Therapy in Tallahassee, Florida.
Did you know you that when an individual is listening to music, their stress levels can decrease, and it can even release chemicals in the brain associated with happiness like dopamine and serotonin? When an individual engages in creating music with a rhythmic sound or instrument, it actually regulates the body’s nervous system. Music therapy is founded in the research that as we find rhythm and engage in sound healing, our brain creates new pathways for learning and growth. Music Therapy offers a non threatening way to communicate our needs and emotions. Individuals can problem solve, and experiment safely in their music. Music Therapists offer a space for clients to create a sense of autonomy and develop new coping skills. Music therapy actually reaches clients in a way that traditional talk therapy falls short.
A Music Therapist is a credentialed clinician who receives specialized Master’s degree in music therapy. This specialized higher education helps them understand numerous instruments and how to use specific directives in music therapy sessions. Music Therapists learn how to utilize music making in a trauma informed and culturally inclusive way. A trained music therapist can facilitate a music therapy session with both direct or open ended music making to help clients process and grow. Music therapists are experts in helping clients of all ages overcome, grow and change through sound making and rhythm. In Tallahassee, Mosaic’s team of trained and credentialed Music Therapists are ready to help!
Do you enjoy listening to music, clapping or singing along, or even playing your own music? Are you struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, grief or other big emotions? Have you experienced big life changes, or chronic stress? Music Therapy can give you an outlet for self expression as well as improve your mental health. Music Therapy is not just for kids! Music Therapy sessions great are for adults, teens, children, families, and couples. A music therapy session lasts for 50 minutes, typically occurring weekly, biweekly, or monthly. We provide all necessary instruments, supplies, etc. Clients can seamlessly alternate from music therapy to more traditional forms of counseling if they would like to try something new without commitment.
At Mosaic in Tallahassee, music therapy sessions are facilitated by a board certified music therapist, during which clients engage in a variety of musical elements to explore and accomplish personal and relational treatment goals. During an music therapy session, your therapist will guide you through your mental health goals using a variety of music making. The therapist and/or clients may use instruments, song writing, singing, or rhythm to foster this growth. Music Therapy can address a variety of presenting issues including all the previously mentioned issues for Counseling. No music experience or skill is required, just a willingness to try!
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Below are some common myths about music therapy.
Music Therapy is for anyone interested regardless of age. While children love music therapy, many of our teens and adults enjoy music therapy too! Our music therapists are ready to meet every client at their own comfort level with respect and dignity. Music Therapy for adults can include drumming, writing lyrics, listening to a favorite song, humming or singing, and using formal instruments if interested. Our music therapists will make clients feel safe and comfortable no matter their age.
Music classes focus on learning to read notes, master instruments and make beautiful sounds. Music therapy is a specific modality within the mental health field. Music therapy focuses more on the healing qualities of relaxed music making and self expression through music. It is less about making beautiful or correct sounds. Music therapy clients will never be critiqued or judged on thier musical ability like in a music class.
Music therapy is a creative space intentionally cultivated with specific instruments and directives to prompt sound healing and therapeutic growth. Music Therapists will take the lead so that clients can feel safe to join into the process at their comfort level.
Music therapy sessions are specifically cultivated with clients mental health needs in mind. In order to master all the skills necessary to facilitate a music therapy session, a music therapist gains a specialized masters degree that requires specialized trainings. After graduation, they pursue supervision hours. In order to become a Credentialed Music Therapist, it can take at least 2-3 years to become credentialed after graduation.
Music therapy is a regulated field, specializing in the evidence-based practice of integrating mental health service with music to heal the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
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