Music Therapy Impacts Mental Health

Published by Gina Glidewell on: Jan 11, 2019 — Music Therapy

Music therapists work in many settings – brain injury rehab, dementia care, palliative care, children with cognitive disabilities, hospitals and more. Although on the surface all of these populations are uniquely different, there is something that connects each of them. Regardless of age, ability, affluence or current situation, a person’s mental health matters in how well they feel about themselves and others. While every music therapy session will be different and there is no one treatment, music therapists address many mental health goals, which you may not have considered:

• Decrease stress and/or anxiety

• Develop focus and productivity skills

• Participate in an inclusive social environment

• Improve capacity for learning and attention

• Boost confidence and feelings of self-worth

Music therapists are trained with these basic skills. It is our goal that every client no matter the age or ability will have a boost of confidence and feel successful during music therapy sessions. I am proud to be a part of KidLinks and Southwestern Region of spectacular music therapists.

Gina G. Glidewell, MT-BC


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