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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
Christina Sifnaios, MT-BC, NMT
Resources for becoming a music therapist can be found here: