"(Music therapy) can make the difference between withdrawal and awareness, between isolation and interaction, between chronic pain and comfort -- between demoralization and dignity." Barbara Crowe
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.
"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."
American Music Therapy Association
Music therapy is the use of music to achieve social, cognitive, neurological, emotional, or spiritual goals. Music therapy goals are individualized, adapted, and determined based on the specific needs of each client.
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.
The majority of our clients receive music therapy on an individual basis to accommodate a variety of treatment needs.
Our music therapy interns provide group sessions for local non-profit organizations and skilled nursing facilities.
Depending on the program, some clients are eligible to receive music therapy sessions at home. Our music therapists currently provide home health sessions in Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr, and Willacy counties.
Our center is open for sessions by appointment only. Some clients prefer to come to the center for music therapy because of the instruments and resources available within our facility.
During 2020, we established a virtual video office to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and increase accessibility for clients outside of our service area.
Music therapy is a covered service under the Community Living Assistance and Support Services program. Our music therapists are available to make home visits to individuals who qualify for these services.
Youth Empowerment Services covers music therapy treatment for children ages 4-18. Our music therapists provide services in our facility for individuals in the YES program.
Music therapy can also be obtained through individual payments. Contact us directly to request a music therapy evaluation today.
At RGV Music Therapy and Wellness Center, LLC is your health and wellness - it's the foundation of everything we do. While our focus has always been on your treatment, the recent spread of COVID-19 has shifted our focus to supporting your safety and well-being. In light of recent events, we are taking the necessary precautions to support your safety, and that of our community.