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Music Therapy in Los Angeles

Music therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic practice that uses music to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Through creating, singing, moving to, and listening to music, individuals can express themselves in ways words often cannot capture. 

At New Spirit Recovery, we recognize the profound impact that music therapy can have on the journey to sobriety. We offer this innovative approach as part of our recovery program across Southern California. 

Our experienced team, coupled with our compassionate approach, makes New Spirit Recovery a trusted destination for music therapy in Southern California. Our therapists hold vast experience in this growing field and are committed to facilitating personalized therapy sessions in a comfortable and supportive environment. With a focus on individualized care and a deep understanding of the therapeutic benefits of music, we provide a comprehensive recovery experience that harnesses the power of music to aid in healing and recovery.

Call (424) 317-9319 to learn more about our program today.

What Is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is a form of expressive arts therapy that uses the powerful medium of music to facilitate therapeutic changes in patients. It is an evidence-based practice, meaning its effectiveness is supported by rigorous research and clinical studies. This form of therapy involves several activities like singing, listening to music, playing musical instruments, and composing music, all under the guidance of a qualified music therapist. It is built on the premise that everyone can respond to and connect with music, regardless of musical ability. 

Music therapy can play a vital role in the recovery and rehabilitation processes. It offers a powerful outlet for individuals to express emotions and experiences that may be challenging to put into words. As a non-verbal medium, it provides a safe space for exploring and communicating feelings. Its adaptability allows for personalized approaches, making it suitable for various issues like substance abuse and mental health disorders. Through music, individuals can embark on a transformative journey toward healing and self-discovery.

Our music therapy program is designed to support individuals in their healing journey by fostering emotional expression, enhancing self-awareness, and promoting relaxation and stress management. It's an integral part of the holistic recovery experience we offer.

What to Expect During a Music Therapy Session at New Spirit Recovery

At New Spirit Recovery, each music therapy session is designed with our patients’ comfort and therapeutic needs in mind. 

Here's what you can generally expect during a session:

  • Introduction: Initially, our therapists will engage in a discussion with you to understand your needs, preferences, and recovery goals. This helps us tailor the music therapy session to fit your unique circumstances.
  • Engagement in musical activities: Depending on what works best for you, the session may include a variety of music-related activities. This could involve creating music with instruments, singing along to songs, moving to music, or listening to different types of music. You do not need any prior musical experience to participate. The focus is on using music as a means of expression and communication, not on musical ability or performance.
  • Processing and reflection: After the musical activity, there will be a time for processing and reflection. This can involve discussing feelings that arose during the session, or the music therapist may guide you through a meditation or relaxation exercise.
  • Closing: The session will end with a short closing activity, like a calming song or a moment of silence, to help you transition out of the session.
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