The Benefits of Music Therapy
Music therapy is a proven therapeutic approach that can assist children, adolescents and adults in improving their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. This holistic treatment has applications in schools, hospitals and community-based programs alike.
Music Therapists, licensed and board-certified professionals, offer professional services to patients of all ages and abilities who struggle with an array of emotional, cognitive, social and physical conditions. After assessing client needs they suggest goals and objectives which include the use of music in order to reach those objectives.
Some of the most widespread and beneficial uses of music therapy include:
Listening to soothing music can help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, improve sleep quality and promote relaxation. Additionally, it encourages self-care as well as reduce pain, anxiety and depression.
When someone is near the end of their life, sound healing can be an uplifting form of music therapy called sound healing. This involves playing and singing songs tailored to each individual’s preferences as well as discussing how music has enhanced their wellbeing and quality of life.
Teenagers struggling with depression, PTSD and marijuana addiction can find healing through music therapy at Destinations for Teens Los Angeles CA.
At Destinations for Teens, music therapy programs offer emotional support and teach youth how to cope with difficult circumstances. Youth are guided by a music therapist in developing their ability to express themselves through music and taught how to write songs that can be applied in everyday life.
Young Adults and Teens with ADD/ADHD can benefit from music therapy. They can learn to create and perform songs using their own voice, as well as play instruments like guitar, ukulele or drums.
They can hone and perfect their vocal techniques while engaging with peers in a supportive atmosphere, as well as gain confidence in themselves and their artistic expression.
Our Music Therapists are highly-trained and experienced in providing the highest quality of music therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults. They have expertise treating mental and physical disorders through various modalities such as movement, listening, improvisation, vocalization, and sonic (sound) therapy.
Gitai Vinshtok was raised in Reseda, California and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has a deep appreciation for music’s capacity to communicate emotions and bring people together across boundaries. Through it she hopes to motivate others to live an abundant and joyful life.
Judy Langdon MT-BC is an experienced Music Therapist with special expertise in working with children and adolescents in mental health, trauma, and drug rehabilitation. She graduated from Cal State Northridge’s Music Therapy Program and now works as an outreach therapist at Lokrantz Sped Elem where she facilitates Music Therapy groups as well as private lessons.