Waco, Texas Music Therapy

Music Therapy in Waco, TX has become more and more popular with the improvements it has shown with patients both young and old in a variety of ways. Southwestern Music Therapy is proud to provide Waco, TX residents with music therapy services from our team of knowledgeable and professional music therapists. The benefits of music therapy have been shown to help those that struggle with mental health issues, developmental and learning disabilities, Alzheimers disease, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, acute and chronic pain and even child labor.

How Did Music Therapy Start?

Despite what you may think, music therapy is not a new concept and has actually been around for hundreds of years since as early as Aristotle and Plato. Throughout World War I and II, it was common for musicians to visit the hospitals of wounded soldiers who were suffering both physical and emotional traumas and play for them. Once doctors saw the noticeable improvements both physically and emotionally, they began requesting that musicians be hired by the hospitals. Moving forward to today, music therapy has been shown to help those with several conditions throughout Waco, TX, and there are several college programs available to certify those wishing to pursue a career in music therapy.

Who Can Benefit From Music Therapy In Waco, TX?

Music therapy services in Waco, Texas can benefit all ages, backgrounds, physical and cognitive abilities. Our music therapists are board-certified and know exactly what type of musical therapy interventions will be most beneficial for certain conditions. Our services have been known to help those living with various conditions including:

• Abuse Victims

• Addiction

• Anxiety Disorder

• ADD/ADHD

• Autism

• Behavioral Disorders

• Brain Damage

• Childbirth/Labor

• Cerebral Palsy/Dysfunction

• Congenital Deformities

• Dementia

• Depression

• Down’s Syndrome

• Eating Disorders

• Epilepsy

• Geriatrics

• Hospice/Hospitals

• Head Injury

• Impulse Control Disorders

• Kidney Disease

• Language Disorders/Learning Disabilities

• Mood Disorders

• Multiple Sclerosis

• Neonatal Care

• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

• Oppositional Defiant Disorder

• Parkinson’s Disease

• Phobias

• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

• Quadriplegia

• Rheumatoid-arthritis

• Schizophrenia

• Speech Disorders

• Sensory Disorders

• Tourette Syndrome
• And more!

At Southwestern Music Therapy we pride ourselves on being able to provide top-notch care from therapists that have been certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). This is unique as not all music therapists are board-certified. Having this level of certification for our therapists means that they are highly-skilled and experienced dealing with a variety of conditions and diagnoses and here to work with all patients in the Waco, TX area.