Heal & Improve With Music Therapy
At Mella Music Therapy we use interactive and individualized music experiences to enhance and improve the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical functioning of individuals.
Choose from in-clinic sessions, online telehealth sessions, and prescription-style consultation service.
Our Music Therapy Clients Include Individuals With:
ADHD | AUTISM | DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS | STROKE & NEURO REHAB | PD, MS & OTHER NEUROLOGIC CONDITIONS
What is Music Therapy?
Using music as the therapy of choice with evidence-based techniques we help our clients with:
- Communication Disorders – aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, etc.
- Gait training
- Problem Solving
- Short & Long-Term Memory
- Focus & Attention
- Motor Skills
- Emotional Processing and Well-being
- And so much more!
Music Therapy sessions are tailored to the strengths, weaknesses, needs, goals, and music preferences of each individual client.
HOW IT WORKS
STEP 1: Schedule a free consultation and see if music therapy is right for you or your loved one.
STEP 2: Schedule your first assessment appointment and we will determine what goals to work on using music therapy with you or your loved one as well as a frequency schedule for repeat visits.
STEP 3: If Virtual – Click the meeting link in your confirmation email at the time of your appointment and be connected with one of our friendly music therapists.
If In-Person – Visit our local offices for your in-person sessions at the appointed time.
Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS NEUROLOGIC MUSIC THERAPY?
Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) is defined as the therapeutic application of music to cognitive, sensory, and motor dysfunctions due to neurologic disease of the human nervous system. NMT is based on a neuroscience model of music perception and production, and the influence of music on function changes in nonmusical brain and behavior functions. (The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy)
WHAT CAN I EXPECT OUT OF A SESSION?
Since music therapy sessions are tailored to the preferences, needs, and goals of the individual, each session will look different. However, there are some general things music therapy sessions have in common. Musical interventions are designed to meet pre-determined goals and objectives and immediate needs through singing, moving to music, songwriting, instrument playing (largely percussion instruments but could be something else such as piano), lyric analysis, using manipulatives, etc. What appears to be fun music activities are actually specified techniques carried out to enhance social, emotional, communication, cognitive, and motor functioning. The interaction between the client and the music therapist is key. Music Therapy is an enjoyable and effective way to work on things that might otherwise seem very difficult or mundane.
WHAT DOES THE ASSESSMENT INCLUDE?
The purpose of the assessment session is to see where the client is at in the areas of communication, social, emotional, cognitive, and motor functioning. This typically looks much like a normal music therapy session, but the focus is on assessing the client’s abilities and needs instead of working on specific goals. Non-musical assessments are sometimes administered to get a baseline functioning level. The music therapist will also consult with the parent/caregiver if applicable, and study the information given in the intake form. After the assessment session and 1 or 2 regular sessions, the music therapist will provide an assessment report and treatment plan. This will show assessment findings, the functional goals and objectives that are going to be focused on, and what types of music therapy techniques are going to be used. Weekly documentation is done to track progress and a progress report will be sent out periodically to communicate progress and any changes in the treatment plan.
WHAT IF I'M NOT IN ARIZONA?
We offer several teletherapy options for clients who can’t come to our office for sessions.
Consider our Teletherapy or MT AT HOME services for your music therapy needs from anywhere in the world.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY SESSION?
Forms of payment include credit/debit card. You can also pay by cash or check upon request. You will be sent an invoice at the end of each month stating the session dates and how much you owe. The invoice is through QuickBooks and you can set up payment information when you get the first invoice. After that, there will be a place you can click to make a payment. Optional payment methods can be discussed individually.
What Our Clients Say:
READY TO GET STARTED?
Schedule your free 30 minute consultation and see if music therapy is right for you.