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Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where are the sessions held?

Typically, an individual session is held in the client's place of residence. However, depending upon the circumstances, sessions may be held at the client's day-hab facility, classroom, or an affiliated treatment facility.

 

Who pays for Music Therapy?

The House of Music Therapy has a National Provider Identification Number (NPI). Music Therapy is available for insurance reimbursement depending on the insurance provider. 

  • Out of pocket consumers are always welcomed

  • State-Funded Programs

    • We are a Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) approved provider

    • Medicaid (Staywell/WellCare) -Starting August 16th, 2019 services will be covered pending approval by your health care plan delegate!  

 

How are fees determined?

  • Geographic location

  • Experience level and advanced training of the Music Therapist

  • Type of service: assessment, treatment, group size (or individual)

  • Frequency, duration, and time of the session

What can music therapy achieve?

Clinical research demonstrates that music therapy, as part of an individual care plan, improves health outcomes and quality of life.  Music therapy works by developing individual potential and improving intrapersonal and/or interpersonal integration, music therapy addresses a person’s cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual needs.

What is a typical session?

Music therapy sessions are largely determined by the recommended treatment plan created from the assessment.

  • The treatment plan will determine the frequency and duration of the services. 

  • Family and client considerations are highly valued when creating an implementing the individualized plan.

  • Music therapy sessions may consist of music listening, music playing/creating, or moving to music.

 

Do I (the client) need my own instruments?

NO. The music therapists will provide their own equipment for consultations, assessments, and treatment implementation. 

Can neurotypical individuals benefit from music therapy?

Yes.  They benefit through:

  • Developing a peer support network

  • Learning relaxation techniques

  • Maintenance of vital physical exercise

  • Socialization and fun recreation

  • Stress reduction through active music making, such as drumming

  • Stress reduction through passive listening

 

Do I need to be musically inclined in order to benefit from services?

NO. You do not need to have any musical background to benefit from music therapy services!

 

Does the music therapy service provider need to have a special certification?

Yes. Any music therapist you hire must be BOARD-CERTIFIED by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (or licensed, depending on the state). Do not hesitate to confirm this detail when searching for your new music therapist. Ask for more details or visit The American Music Therapy Association.