The Truth About Session Planning

I must admit, before this winter, I had not session planned the old fashioned way in quite some time. Meaning, I actually planned ahead in advance what I was going to do moment-to-moment in my session. I had not done this in a long time as I had been in the medical and hospice settingContinue reading “The Truth About Session Planning”

About Music Therapy

What is Music Therapy? The short answer?: Using music as the medium in evidenced-based way to make people feel better. The long answer?: Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. [FromContinue reading “About Music Therapy”

Balancing Our Thoughts

Every so often,¬†it’s exciting to reflect on how my skills as a music therapist have changed from¬†student, to intern, to new professional. Luckily, I can clearly see progress and improvement throughout the years. Today was one of those days where I was both proud of, and discouraged by, my abilities to conduct a successful groupContinue reading “Balancing Our Thoughts”

Getting Started…

Music therapy can often be a lonely setting for a music therapist. No matter how many clients or patients you may work with in a day, sometimes you come home and feel like you haven’t spoken to anyone all day. Often this is because you’re always “on” while working, and never have the opportunity toContinue reading “Getting Started…”