Stearns Music Therapy provides creative approaches to mental health challenges. We offer individual and group music therapy for children, adolescents, and adults who experience anxiety, depression or aggression. Together we design unique and effective coping tools guided by the individual’s experiences in music.
What is Music Therapy? Music therapy is an evidenced-based process in which individuals engage in music experiences within a therapeutic relationship with a credentialed professional to improve psychological, emotional, social, and physical wellbeing.
How does music therapy work in mental health? Music therapy for clients with mental health concerns, uses musical interaction as a means of communication and expression. The aim of therapy is to help individuals develop relationships and address issues they may not be able to address using words alone. Music therapy sessions include the use of active music making, music listening, and discussion. (American Music Therapy Association, 2016).