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: Expressive therapists offer unit-based support. Please connect with your treatment team to learn about resources available to your family while your child is hospitalized. 

Melissa Neitzel, MT-BC, NICU-MT, NMT

Melissa Neitzel, MT-BC, NICU-MT, NMT

Christina Sifnaios, MT-BC, NMT

Christina Sifnaios, MT-BC, NMT

Contact info:

Resources for becoming a music therapist can be found here:

American Music Therapy Association


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