Austin, TX Music Therapy

Southwestern Music Therapy in Austin, Texas provides those of all ages, needs, and diagnoses with music therapy that benefits them in various aspects.  Music therapy allows expression as well as relaxation and has been proven to help with a wide variety of medical, cognitive, and physical conditions.  Over the years music therapy has become increasingly popular due to the benefits it provides as well as the uplifting effect it has on a patient’s mood.  Austin, Texas is just one of the many Texas locations that Southwestern Music Therapy is proud to serve and help treat patients.

How Is Music Therapy Used In Austin, Texas?

Residents in Austin, Texas have the opportunity to engage in music therapy of all types.  Southwestern Music Therapy has trained music therapists that will work with patients to identify which method of music therapy will work best to help their condition.  Music therapy works in several situations and capacities, from hospitals to nursing homes and hospice care centers and even in schools and psychiatric facilities. 

Hospitals in Austin, Texas most commonly use music therapy to alleviate pain, elevate patients’ mood, promote physical movement, calm or sedate patients, induce sleep, counteract nervousness and fear, and relax or loosen muscle tension.  Nursing homes and hospice centers in Austin, Texas utilize music therapy to assist the elderly to increase or maintain their level of physical, mental, and social/emotional functioning.  Music helps to stimulate the senses as well as the brain and helps those in nursing homes and hospice care to improve their quality of life. 

Schools in Austin, Texas use music therapy to provide various services that are typically included in a student’s Individualized Education Plan, or IEP.  Music helps students who struggle with communication as well as physical coordination skills.  Psychiatric facilities in Austin, Texas use music therapy with their patients as it allows those with mental health issues to explore their feelings, increase positive feelings in mood, and also resolve conflicts and bring a calming sensation to patients struggling with feelings of anxiousness.

What Conditions Does Music Therapy Treat In Austin, Texas?

Southwestern Music Therapy in Austin, Texas treats a variety of conditions including but not limited to:

  • Addiction

  • Abuse Victims

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Eating Disorders

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Cancer

  • Childbirth

  • Depression

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Epilepsy

  • Geriatrics

  • Hearing Impaired

  • Kidney Disease

  • Leukemia

  • Mood Disorders

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Neurological Disorders

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Personality Disorders

  • Rheumatoid-arthritis

  • Schizophrenia

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Tourette Syndrome

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • and many more...