Music Therapy for Adults


Techniques that include active music making and predictable, pleasurable experiences are used to help positively impact mood, behavior, cognition, and mobility for those with Dementia. Music therapy provides a holistic experience that focuses on the individual’s strengths, needs, memories and musical preferences. Even though they have a hard time remembering things, they are often able to recognize and sing along to familiar songs from their childhood, teenage years, and young adulthood.

Music Therapy for dementia and Alzheimer's

Benefits of Music Therapy for Dementia

For our clients with Dementia, music therapy can:

  • Provide structure and meaningful engagement
  • Enhance daily living and quality of life
  • Promote communication and self-expression
  • Improve mood
  • Increase energy
  • Encourage physical movement
  • Decrease stress and agitation
  • Improve social engagement with caregivers

“Our sensory experiences as human beings are connected with our memories. For people with dementia or other cognitive impairments, often those associations remain even if other elements of their memory are impaired and impacted. You could play a piece of music that holds meaning to them — and that memory is going to be triggered.”

– Scott Horowitz, LPC, clinical assistant professor at Drexel University

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Music Therapy Session Pricing

Music Therapy Assessment

The first session for each client is an in-depth assessment. This includes a one-hour session, an overall assessment report & treatment plan, and a short consultation with the caregiver if needed. Progress will be matched against the beginning assessment and recorded weekly at future sessions.

Cost of the first session is $150

Weekly Sessions Via Telehealth

Client-centered, interactive music interventions are designed to meet specific goals and improve sensorimotor, emotional, cognitive, communication, and social functioning, while promoting overall health and well-being. Interventions include but are not limited to singing, playing percussion and other instruments, moving to music, lyric analysis, songwriting, improvising, and using music as a motivator for movement, behavior, communication, etc.

In weekly sessions, we work on the goals and objectives stated in the treatment plan and document progress.  Written progress reports are sent periodically.

50 minute sessions are $85

30 minute sessions are $60

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Mella Music Therapy offers free consultations to discuss your needs and see if music therapy is right for you or your loved one. Schedule a free consultation today!
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