Imagine your child singing along to one of their favorite songs or jamming on a toy drum. Imagine they are jumping up and down, using sign language to choose the next animal in the song. Imagine they are listening to relaxing music to help with the severe pain from their illness or disability. To them, it’s just fun. It’s music. To you and me, we can see how they are working on skill development through specified and research based music therapy interventions.
As a board certified music therapist, I can create specific music therapy interventions to support your child’s unique needs. Music can reach children in so many ways, and it’s my job to find how that works for you child! Music can be such an incredible strength for many children with developmental differences, on the Autism Spectrum, or with other special needs. Music therapy can support goals on your child’s IEP or be a space for your child to express themselves in their own way. The possibilities are endless.
What does it look like?
Fun! In music therapy, we usually start with a greeting song or a “hello” song. This helps to orient your child to the space and understand expectations of the session. Throughout the session, we then choose a variety of specific interventions to engage in (sometimes the child chooses or sometimes I choose). These interventions are focused on specific goals that you and I have discussed in our treatment plan. Many times our sessions may include brain breaks or movement breaks to keep the child’s attention and engagement. At then end we finish up with a goodbye song. I always love to touch base with parents at the end of a session to discuss progress and treatment needs.
“Kate is more than amazing. We have seen more out of my son than we have in the last 3 years since his accident. She has touched our hearts in more ways than any therapist. She has helped heal some areas that I was struggling with as a mama. We love her and so proud she is my son’s therapist. She’s so good at what she does“– Parent
Who Am I?
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and Board Certified Music Therapist. I have extensive training in play therapy and specialize in working with children through creative and expressive modalities. You can read more details about my experience here.
Most of my experience has been working with children with chronic medical conditions, developmental differences, children on the Autism Spectrum, and children who have suffered from traumatic brain injury. My most common therapeutic goals in music therapy include:
- Increase creative and emotional expression
- Improve communication skills (including the use of AAC devices)
- Improve gross and fine motor skills
- Increase social skills and social engagement
- Improve cognitive skills (memory, attention, etc.)
- Improving overall engagement
- Improving quality of life
What do we need?
- 50 minutes for the session
- Access to a private space with a computer that can utilize online platforms
- For young children, they can bring any toys and instruments with them to their space.
What is the investment?
There are several options to choose from. ***All sessions are currently virtual***
Individual Music Therapy Session (30 minutes)
These sessions are $45 and occur weekly or bi-weekly.
Individual Music Therapy Session (45 minutes)
These sessions are $60 and occur weekly or bi-weekly.
Individual Music Therapy Sessions (1 hour)
These sessions are $80 and occur weekly or bi-weekly.
What does insurance reimbursement look like?
At this time, music therapy is not covered by most insurance policies. Therefore, reimbursement is not widely available for music therapy services. There are some state-based plans that can cover a portion of music therapy, so please feel free to reach out to see if we can find a good fit for you and your family.
Let’s get in touch.
Contact me to schedule a session or to get a free 30 minute consultation. You can e-mail me, call, or fill out the form below.
Need more information?
Please feel free to reach out anytime with questions, concerns, and to learn more about what creative therapy can look like for your child!