We currently offer mental health services, medical and neurological rehabilitation, palliative care and hospice support, wellness workshops, and adaptive and therapeutic music lessons. We provide programming from 10am - 7pm every day, with home visits and additional appointment times available as needed.

Our therapy options are personalized to what you need. They include:

  • Neurologic Music Therapy (including speech, gait, and movement rehabilitation and strengthening; see below for more information about NMT)

  • Mental Health Treatment (to help with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, PTSD, addiction, and coping with illness; see below for more information about our mental health program)

  • Palliative Care & Hospice Support (including mental health support, pain relief, relaxation, family & relationship support, and legacy creation)

  • Holistic Health Therapy (for people coping with serious illness or disability and in need of integrative physical, mental, and emotional support)

  • Additional Personalized Care (read more here to discover other ways that music therapy may be helpful to you or a loved one)

For more information about workshops, classes, and lessons, please visit our Workshops page or our Children’s Groups page. For more information about our approach to mental health, Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT), and our community and corporate partnership program, please see below. Visit our Contact Us page to ask questions about services, to register for a workshop, or to schedule your appointment.


Our Approach

Music Therapy Nashville emphasizes personalized care within a supportive, trusting therapeutic relationship. As a client, you will have the space to develop a treatment plan to help you support your recovery, growth, and wellness in whatever manner best fits your situation. 

Our emphases are on training and empowerment, self-awareness, reflection, mindfulness, and other cognitive-behavioral techniques. Music and creative arts-based techniques may provide an opening point or structure for a session, or they may be used as direct therapeutic tools. We also know that developing a supportive and trusting relationship with your therapist is a key element of recovery and growth, and we prioritize the therapeutic relationship across treatment areas.

Music Therapy Nashville emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to therapy. This means that we consider biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to an individual's health or illness. In this way, we will work to examine ways of helping people address their health across all of these areas.

Additionally, we use a multimodal approach in finding the best type of treatment for our clients. This means that we may use a combination of many types of frameworks, including biological, expressive, analytical, humanistic, psychoeducational, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, trauma-informed, and systems-oriented approaches. We work with our clients to determine which particular combination of frameworks will best help them reach their treatment goals. Our mission is to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


Scheduling Appointments

We care about providing treatment in a way that can work for you. For this reason, we offer services from 10am to 7pm every day, with additional appointment times available as needed. Please callemail, or send us a messageto schedule your time today.

We also partner with community groups across the greater Nashville region to help us best reach you. Additionally, for patients in hospice or with certain disabilities, illnesses, and challenges to accessing care, home visits can be provided with prior approval.

Rates vary by session type and duration, but typical rates range from $85-125 per hour for individual sessions and $15-25 per hour for group sessions. Discount rates are available for multi-session scheduling, and sliding scale rates are also available with approval.

Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)

Music Therapy Nashville provides certified specialty care in Neurologic Music Therapy. This subspecialty of music therapy is rooted in advanced neurosciences research and consists of techniques that were developed by experts including neurologists, neuroscientists, speech-language pathologists, and music therapists. Treatment methods are directly defined by individualized goals based on diagnoses and functional assessments. People receiving NMT can typically benefit from a combination of techniques. Additionally, different techniques may be used at different stages of rehabilitation and recovery. 

Individuals who often benefit from NMT treatment include people who have or have had:

  • Hemorrhagic or Ischemic Stroke

  • Traumatic or Anoxic Brain Injury

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Huntington's Disease

  • Alzheimer's or Other Forms of Dementia

  • Gait Disorders or Other Mobility Disorders

  • Physical Disabilities

  • Speech & Voice Impairments

  • Breathing & Respiratory Disabilities

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Cognitive Disabilities

  • Developmental Delay or Disability

  • Schizophrenia & Other Psychiatric Diagnoses

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Group Sessions

Group sessions offer people the ability to connect with others with similar experiences. This can often provide group members a level of support and encouragement that they find beneficial. Some clients may also prefer to start with group sessions and then add individual sessions down the road, or vice versa.

intentional living holistic wellness group

This group is for anyone who feels like their life, health, happiness, and sense of fulfillment may benefit from additional time and space dedicated to reflection and processing. Emphases will be placed on personal reflection, emotional expression, mindfulness, grounding activities, and empowerment strategies. 

Neurologic Music Therapy Group

This group is for people with a history of stroke, Parkinson's Disease, or other neurological conditions. In this group, emphases are on supporting the mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing of group members. Depending on group needs and goals, sessions may focus on breathing, speech, movement, mental health, recreation, empowerment, or quality of life concerns.  

Addiction Recovery group

This group is for people who are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. In this group, emphases are on supporting the emotional wellbeing and sobriety of clients, processing experiences, and strengthening clients' coping strategies with a focus on music and creative-arts based methods, grounding exercises, mindfulness, and relaxation. Depending on group needs and goals, sessions may focus on emotional expression, relaxation, coping skills development, trust and accountability, recreation, communication, or empowerment. 

Anxiety & depression treatment and support group

This group is for people with symptoms of anxiety or depression. In this group, emphases are on managing symptoms, supporting the emotional wellbeing of clients, and strengthening clients' coping strategies with a focus on music and creative-arts based methods, grounding exercises, mindfulness, and relaxation. Depending on group needs and goals, sessions may focus on emotional expression, relaxation, coping skills development, recreation, communication, or empowerment. 

ptsd/ptss treatment and support group

This group is for people with PTSD/PTSS. In this group, emphases are on managing symptoms, processing experiences, supporting the emotional wellbeing of clients, and strengthening clients' coping strategies with a focus on music and creative-arts based methods, grounding exercises, mindfulness, and relaxation. Depending on group needs and goals, sessions may focus on emotional expression, relaxation, coping skills development, trust, recreation, communication, or empowerment. 

 

future groups coming soon

Is there is a group that you wish we had? If so, please let us know! Other groups coming soon include:

  • Grief Processing & Support Group

  • Refugee Health & Support Group

  • Veteran's Health & Support Group

  • Food Addiction Treatment & Support Group

Please contact us with any additional questions or for early placement in any of these groups.

Individual Sessions

Individual sessions offer time and space to work in depth on whatever you would like. Many people gain particular benefit from individual sessions for this reason. Some may also prefer to start with individual sessions and then add group sessions down the road, or vice versa.

Individual sessions are based on a client's specific needs, goals, and preferences. Consequently, there is significant variety in what a session might look like for each client. Sessions may focus on overarching elements of mental and physical health or they may target specific physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, speech, or wellness-related goals.

 

Small Group Private Sessions

Small group private sessions are for people who would like to meet in a small group setting but exclusively with others whom they already know. Some clients appreciate the extra level of privacy and trust that they can have with groups of this nature. Additionally, these groups may be useful for families who would like to use music therapy to help process and support each other through difficult life events.

People in hospice, palliative care, or with challenging medical diagnoses may benefit from small group sessions with close family members and friends. These groups may be useful for processing diagnoses and helping group members with communication and emotional expression. Families with children growing up with developmental differences may also appreciate the setting of small-group music therapy for supporting developmental milestone work, speech, and cognitive goals, as well as social, emotional, and behavioral learning.

Community & Corporate Programming

As part of our corporate programming service, we meet with community facility partners in order to help develop music therapy options that address their needs, typically in terms of their own employees or for clients or patients already under their care. For example, through this type of programming, we can develop workplace wellness programs, in-services to combat burnout and compassion fatigue, or sessions to emphasize employee creativity, community, and teamwork. 

Additionally, if your corporate group is a nursing home, healthcare facility, school, or other organization already serving clients of your own, we can work with you to develop programs to serve these clients as well. Examples of this would include weekly music therapy groups or individual therapy options for residents of a rehabilitation facility, medical center, group home, or assisted living facility.

We also provide partnerships with non-profit community groups to help develop fund-raising or grant-based music therapy options in order to reach low-resource populations who would otherwise benefit from services.

Please contact us for any additional questions and to set up time for further consultation.

 

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