RGV Music Therapy and Wellness Center is the first and only center for music therapy in the Rio Grande Valley, and we are so excited to offer these services to our community.
Music therapy is the clinical use of music to facilitate physical, social, cognitive, neurological, emotional, or spiritual goals. Music therapy goals are individualized, adapted, and determined based on the specific needs of each client. Following an initial evaluation, the music therapist will create a treatment plan with recommended interventions, objectives, and session frequencies.
A board certified music therapist is a clinician who has a minimum of a Bachelor‘s degree or its equivalent in music therapy and a current, professional credential (MT-BC).
Music therapists receive over 1200 hours in clinical training including four clinical placements and a six month long internship to meet requirements set forth by the American Music Therapy Association. Board certification exams are facilitated by the Certifiation Board for Music Therapists.
Making music therapy accessible in the Rio Grande Valley is our priority, so we are constantly looking for new ways to make music therapy available. Currently, we accept Medicaid waivers (including CLASS and YES programs), corporate contracting (hospice, skilled nursing, memory care, etc.) and private pay clients.
FAQ: Does RGV-MTWC accept private insurance?
We currently do not accept private insurance; however, we are in the process of making this available. If you would like to join a waitlist and be notified as soon as private insurance is accepted, sign up here.
RGV Music Therapy and Wellness Center is deeply commited to helping our community stay healthy through preventative, wellness programs. Join us on the second Saturday of every month for a community drum circle to discover the benefits that music and mindfulness have to offer!
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