How Can Music Therapy Help Improve Mental Health?
Learn more about how music therapy works, what a session looks like, and how it can improve your mental health.
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What Is Music Therapy?
Music therapy is a newer form of evidence-based therapy that utilizes music to achieve individual goals. It can be used as a preventive, a way of maintaining overall wellness, or as a treatment for various mental health conditions and disorders.
Like other types of therapies, music therapy is led by a licensed and certified healthcare provider who has completed an accredited music therapy program.
What Kind of Music is Used in Music Therapy?
How Does Music Therapy Work?
Music Therapy vs. Sound Therapy
Typically, sound therapy focuses on physical disorders, such as tinnitus. However, like music therapy, it can also be beneficial for mental health and wellness.3
Different Types of Music Therapy
- Analytical music therapy
- Benenzon music therapy
- Community music therapy
- Nordoff-Robbins music therapy
- Vocal psychotherapy
- Cognitive behavioral music therapy (CBMT)
- The Bonny method of guided imagery and music (GIM)
Uses of Music Therapy
What Are the Benefits of Music Therapy?
Using Music Therapy for Mental Health Improvement
As mentioned above, music therapy is one of the more common options for managing and boosting mental health. It is a relatively new practice, but it has become a very popular therapy method.
When Did Music Therapy Start Being Used for Mental Health?
Is Music Therapy Outpatient or Inpatient?
Music therapy can be conducted both in an outpatient and inpatient setting. The specific setting depends on the program patients are currently enrolled in or are looking into. Often, rehabilitation centers or residential centers offer music therapy as part of an inpatient program. However, some music therapists work independently to provide outpatient care.
About Music Therapists
What to Look for in a Music Therapist
Does a Music Therapist Work with Children and Adolescents?
Mental Health Recovery Using Music Therapy
Does Insurance Cover Music Therapy?
What to Expect Before, During, and After the Music Therapy Session
If you or someone you know is interested in exploring music therapy, Ripple Ranch Recovery is here to help. Please do not hesitate to call or visit our website for answers to any questions or concerns you may have.
- 4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6473587/