Music Therapy in New Jersey

What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
How Does Music Therapy Work?

Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals; assess the strengths and needs of each client; provide indicated treatment which includes creating music with instruments, singing, moving to and/or listening to music; and create avenues for strengthening functional abilities within the music therapy treatment that may be transferred to other areas of client lives.

New Jersey music therapists provide services to individuals of all ages from infancy to older adulthood who are … 

Confronting the unexpected

  • Medical/Surgical Patients
  • Early Intervention
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cancer
  • NICU
  • Eating Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Coma
  • Substance Use Disorder

Meeting life’s challenges

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neurologic Impairments
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Physical Impairments
  • Mental Health/Psychiatric Care
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • Sensory Impairments
  • Intellectual Disabilities

Experiencing changes

  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
  • Wellness
  • Older Adults
New Jersey music therapists provide these services in …

Institutional settings

  • Nursing Homes/Assisted Living
  • Communities/ Hospice
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Hospitals/Residential Hospitals
  • Military Bases
  • State or County Residential Facilities
  • Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Facilities
  • Mental Health Facilities

Educational settings

  • Early Intervention & Schools
  • Universities

Program settings

  • Adult Day Care/Group Homes
  • Creative Arts Therapy Programs
  • Domestic Violence/Women’s Shelters

Individualized settings

  • Client Homes
  • Music Therapy Small Businesses