Houston, Texas Music Therapy

The people of Houston, Texas look to Southwestern Music Therapy for all their music therapy needs.  Our music therapists are highly trained, knowledgeable, and experienced in working with a wide variety of students with a range of needs and goals.  The beauty of music is that it can work for people of all ages, cultures, backgrounds, and abilities.  At Southwestern Music Therapy we pride ourselves in tailoring our approach to whatever it may be that our patients and/or students need.  We use different types of music in different ways to help with alleviating pain, improving overall mood, and generally just improving a person’s overall quality of life.

 

What Exactly Is Music Therapy?

Music is actually a very old form of therapy and has been used for hundreds of years, dating back to as early as Aristotle and Plato.  During World War I and II, musicians would often play for wounded soldiers in the hospital to help alleviate them both physically and mentally from the trauma they had experienced.  As doctors began to see the noticeable improvements, many hospitals began requesting musicians on a regular basis.  Fast forward to today, modern music therapy has been shown to help those with several conditions throughout Houston, TX, and beyond.

 

When working with Southwestern Music Therapy, your music therapist will select the type of music therapy that will work best for your specific needs as well as musical taste.  Hospitals in Houston, Texas, have been known to use music therapy to assist in pain management, stimulation of movement, rehabilitation, and overall mood improvement.  Mental health facilities in Houston, Texas also utilize music therapy to help patients improve memory and cognitive functions, ease anxious and nervous feelings, and promote calm and relaxation. Additionally, hospice facilities and nursing homes in Houston, Texas use music therapy to promote physical activity, retain memory function and improve sleep.

 

Aside from being used in medical facilities, schools in Houston, Texas also reap the  benefits of music therapy with students from preschool age through twelfth grade.  Educational music therapy uses include helping students with special needs and those with IEPs (individualized education plans) and even those that simply struggle with school overall.  Music therapy often works to help these students improve communication skills, improve memory retention, promote mood improvement and calm high energy students and those with behavioral issues.

Conditions Music Therapy Treats In Houston, Texas

Music therapy is a powerful tool that can be used to treat several conditions.  Southwestern Music Therapy in Houston, Texas has music therapists certified to treat the majority of these conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Eating Disorders

  • Dementia/Alzheimers Disease

  • Addiction & Anxiety

  • Abuse Victims

  • Behavioral Disorders

  • Cancer

  • Arthritis

  • Paralysis

  • Speech Disorders

  • Tourette Syndrome

  • Bereavement

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Cleft Palate

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Childbirth/Labor & Delivery

 

Clearly, there are countless ways that music therapy can benefit those in need throughout Houston, Texas.  If you believe that you or a loved one may be able to benefit from music therapy but aren’t sure where to start, contact us today and we can help you get started!