Why Use Music Therapy in Mental Health?

As an expressive therapy, music therapy helps clients connect to their emotions and experiences on a new level. Traumatic experiences are often stored in sensory memories instead of verbal and are can be very difficult to access through traditional verbal therapy. Expressive therapies such as music and art can tap into these areas and help clients increase self awareness and begin the road to healing and discovery.

Clients often find it easier to express themselves through music using existing songs or writing music/lyrics to describe their experiences. A trained therapist supports that experience and guides the client to promote growth and change. Music therapy sessions include the use of active music making, music listening, and discussion.

We contract with residential treatment centers, hospitals, and foster care programs in Salt Lake, Davis, and Utah Counties to provide both group and individual therapy. We serve children, adolescents and adults in both outpatient and residential settings.


**Note** We do not see private clients for mental health over the age of 14 at our own facility.

Residential Treatment Centers


autism therapy

Outpatient Treatment Centers

What We Address

Reduced muscle tension

Improved self-image/Increased self-esteem

Decreased anxiety/agitation

Increased verbalization

Enhanced interpersonal relationships

Improved group cohesiveness

Increased motivation

Successful and safe emotional release

How We Use Music

Song writing

Lyric Analysis

Instrument Improvisation

Music Listening

Song re-creation

Song Parody



60 Minute Group


Additional costs apply for commutes over 25 miles

60 Minute Individual


Additional costs apply for commutes over 25 miles