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Dungeons & Dragons & Music Therapy Advocacy

Did you know that March is Music Therapy Awareness Month?Cool stuff!Did you know that the idea of “advocating for my profession” makes me super duper uncomfortable? Well, it does. And here we are. March. Music Therapy Awareness Month.Guess I should, like, advocate?I mean, okay, I know it’s important!There’s a lot of misinformation about Music Therapy [...]

Who Even Keeps Resolutions, Anyway? S.M.A.R.T. Goals Are Better

It’s hard to believe that we’re already mid-way through February of 2019!New Year’s Eve doesn’t seem so long ago. The promise of a new year, a fresh start, exciting possibilities… it’s more than enough to get the old motivational engine revved and roaring! Plans form, goals are etched in stone, and we feel certain that [...]

Tempo Time Warp: Why Does Music Sound Slower with Exercise?

(a) Heart pounding, (b) out of breath, (c) muscles tired, (d) altered perception of time. One of these experiences is NOT what I would typically associate with exercise… until recently, that is. Any guesses which?I’d just finished an evening run, and was driving back home from the trail with some of my favorite music playing. [...]

What If Christmas Makes Me Cry?

*In accordance with HIPAA, and out of respect for our client’s privacy, the name “Ruth” will be used as an alias in this blog post.* Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ...right? Or, at least… it’s supposed to be? For a great many people - maybe yourself included - [...]

MMT Spotlight: Justin Sant

It’s always exciting for us to welcome new therapists to our team at Metro. We recently had the immense pleasure of experiencing that excitement twofold, as both Justin and Amy joined our ranks! We’ll be getting to know Amy a little more on this blog soon, so stay tuned. This week, let’s talk about Justin [...]

2018-12-17T20:54:08+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Blog, Mental Health, Music Therapy|

It Takes Two: Benefits of Interdisciplinary Co-Treatment

*In accordance with HIPAA, and out of respect for our client’s privacy, the initial A. will be used as an alias throughout this blog post.* *Photo used with parent’s permission* In the world of Private Practice, it’s not uncommon to spend the majority of a given week - professionally - alone. Of course, I am [...]

MMT Spotlight: Maria Nichta

This week, our spotlight is on Maria Nichta! Maria is one of our wonderful Music Therapists who provides Hospice and Bereavement services through the Songs of Hope program, teaches music lessons (adapted and otherwise), and works with adults and older adults at a day program. She also works with veterans at the VA and through [...]

2018-04-30T03:38:53+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Music Therapy, Uncategorized|

Déjà Vu! Repetition in Music Therapy

*In accordance with HIPAA, and out of respect for our client’s privacy, the name “Kara” will be used as an alias throughout this blog post. Photo used with permission from “Kara’s” mother.* Being a Music Therapist requires a good amount of creativity. That includes the creativity inherent in all musical endeavors, certainly. But in therapy, [...]

2018-02-13T15:09:43+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Blog, For the Music Therapist, Music Therapy|