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Music Therapy

Music therapy is a form of therapeutic intervention that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Music therapists are trained professionals who use music and musical activities to help clients achieve specific therapeutic goals and improve their overall well-being.


In a music therapy session, the therapist may use a variety of techniques, such as listening to music, singing, playing instruments, songwriting, and movement to music, to engage clients in therapeutic experiences. The therapist may tailor these activities to the individual's needs and goals, such as improving communication skills, reducing stress and anxiety, enhancing emotional expression, increasing socialization, or promoting physical rehabilitation.


Music therapy has been shown to be effective for individuals of all ages and abilities, including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. It can be used in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, schools, mental health facilities, nursing homes, and community centers, to address a wide range of issues, including developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, chronic pain, neurological conditions, and trauma.


Music therapy is based on the belief that music has the power to affect individuals on a physical, emotional, and cognitive level, and that engaging with music in a therapeutic context can promote healing, self-expression, and self-awareness. Music therapists are trained to assess clients' needs, develop individualized treatment plans, and evaluate progress over time to achieve therapeutic goals.


Overall, music therapy is a versatile and creative form of therapy that can provide a unique and meaningful way for individuals to explore their emotions, develop coping skills, and enhance their overall quality of life.

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Breckenridge Location:

Phone: 218.643.9330

Fax: 218.641.1001

Address: 115 5th St N

Breckenridge, MN 56520​

Fargo South Location:

Phone: 701.532.1353 option 1

Fax: 701.532.1505

Address: 3369 39th St S Suite 2 Fargo, ND 58104

Fargo West Location:

Phone: 701.532.1353 option 2

Fax: 701.532.1505

Address: 4955 17th Ave S #122 Fargo, ND 58103

Grand Forks Location:

Phone: 701.792.7001

Fax: 701.792.7002

Address: 2303 S. Washington St

Grand Forks, ND 58201

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