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).


“Our staff of 6 diverse individuals ranging in age from 20-45 began our journey with Gloria with pretty varied levels of comfort regarding the idea of music therapy. However, after day one, I was thrilled to see that each member of our staff looked relieved, excited, and inspired by the session and everyone looked forward to Gloria’s return the next day As a manager of people, I was thrilled to see some of my most introverted staff finally find a voice with the help of music and Gloria’s work sessions.”

-Laura Dodds, Executive Director of TechPoint Foundation for Youth


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“Stearns Music Therapy has provided my child a safe place for expression and an opportunity to learn essential skills for self-regulation. I’m amazed at how much is accomplished in each session. We’re very pleased with Gloria and this group!

-Client Parent

Safe Place for Expression