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Individual Sessions

Individual sessions are a service provided directly to a client by a therapist to address goals that are evidenced-based and measurable. Examples of these goals may include goals from an IEP, goals being worked on with other therapists, or areas of need that are impacting daily living. 

All of our individual music therapy sessions require an evaluation to determine if services will be beneficial for the prospective client. These evaluations will take course over the first few sessions and will be charged our normal session rate amount. 

 

Evaluations typically are performed in two parts. The first portion will include the therapist talking with the family or caregiver. During this time, the therapist will discuss with the family the areas of highest need for the client and what goals the family is hoping to achieve by utilizing music therapy. The following section of the evaluation will include the introduction of music interventions performed by the therapist to address the desired areas of concern and measure the prospective client's response. Once the in-person evaluation is complete, the report will be completed and emailed to the responsible party within 2 weeks. If a client qualifies for services, scheduling will then take place.

 

Our team will review this process in more detail during the family’s free consultation.

Individual sessions are typically scheduled once per week, though session frequency can vary depending on the client's need. Populations that may be served in our facility include:

Disabilities

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At our center, your child will be met with multiple interventions and songs that are designed for their individual and unique needs. During their sessions, they will have our undivided attention to address the highest areas of concern and utilize their full time to address as much as possible to develop/support new skills.

Parents are encouraged to use interventions introduced in sessions to create consistency throughout the child's daily living and routines. It also is encouraged to share strategies that we are doing with other therapists and support staff in the child's life. A way that we make this easily accessible is through our client's uniquely tailored Google Drive Resource Folder. This is a service we provide all of our clients for no additional charge to continue to promote collaboration and consistency through all service providers.

Our sessions may involve:

  • Instrument exploration

  • Improvisation

  • Singing

  • Dancing

  • Music-Guided Relaxation

  • Listening

  • Music Making

 

Each session will be individualized to your child's specific needs.

Some of the diagnoses we see most often include (but are not limited to):

  • Autism

  • Down Syndrome

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Developmental Delay

  • Speech Delay

  • ADHD

One to one sessions are $70 for 30 min.

Mental Health

Music therapy can help clients connect to emotional experiences on a deeper level. While traditional verbal therapy can be beneficial, there may be times that music can access stored trauma in different ways than traditional therapies. Approaches utilized in music therapy can help clients access healing and discovery in different means than traditional therapies. Music therapy can also help clients gain more self awareness and discovery through music led activities.

 

Expression can be easier through music and clients can utilize pre-existing or new songs to describe their experiences in ways that may be hard in verbal therapy. Our therapists are trained to use active music making to promote growth and change within in our clients.

Some musical approaches we may use therapeutically in groups to address their specific needs include the following:

  • Songwriting

  • Lyric analysis

  • Active music making

  • Clinical improvisation

  • Music-assisted relaxation

  • Group singing

  • Role playing using music as means of communication

Symptoms that music therapy can help manage include,

but are not limited to:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Trouble socializing

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Trouble expressing oneself

  • Flat affect

  • Trouble coping

  • Pain 

One to one sessions are $120 for 60 min.

Child Psycholgist
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C.L.A.S.S. Waiver

Music therapy is a covered service under the Community Living Assistance and Support Services program. Our music therapists are available to make home visits to individuals who qualify for these services. To see more about the C.L.A.S.S. waiver and who qualifies, please click here.

Y.E.S. Waiver

Youth Empowerment Services covers music therapy treatment for children ages 4-18. Our music therapists provide services in our facility for individuals in the YES program. To see more about the Y.E.S. waiver and who qualifies, please click here.

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We are accepting referrals and new clients at this time. Helpful Harmonies does offer a limited number of reduced fee spots to clients with financial need. 

Please let the therapist know if you would like to discuss sliding scale options during your consultation. Please note we do not accept insurance. You can see more about our payment options and prices here.

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