Psychotherapy – Music Therapy for Children and Teens
Healthy children naturally explore the stories of their lives in their play. Music therapy engages the child’s natural pathway for learning and development by using instruments, storytelling, songwriting. It brings this engagement and energy to support healing and self-development.
Likewise, studies about how healthy adolescents deal with their emotions point to music as the most popular tool they turn to naturally. My experience with teens using such techniques as song writing, instrument playing, and listening to and discussing favorite music validates this idea. Whether the adolescent is depressed, confused, sensitive, grieving, music therapy offers opportunities to get to the emotions and get them out in a way that is just natural to the flow.