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Music Therapy

Music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, providing emotional support and an outlet for nonverbal or verbal expression of feelings for patients and their families.

Reasons to consult the Music Therapist

  • Depression, anxiety, or difficulty coping
  • Non-pharmacological pain management
  • Promote physical rehabilitation
  • Manage stress
  • Changes to body
  • Change in mood
  • End of life

Ages: 32 weeks to adult
Days Offered: Monday through Friday
Units Covered: All inpatient units

Melissa Neitzel

Melissa Neitzel, MT-BC , NICU-MT

Contact info:
expressivetherapies@chw.org

Resources for becoming a music therapist can be found here:

American Music Therapy Association

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