Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used in a therapeutic relationship to address an individual’s physical, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and social needs.
Music is a form of sensory stimulation, which provokes responses due to the familiarity, predictability, and feelings of security associated with it. Music Therapy is effective in physical rehabilitation, facilitating movement, increasing engagement in treatment, and providing emotional support and an outlet for expressing feelings.
Friends provides Music Therapy services to patients and siblings at the Friends office, Mercy Clinic, and through telehealth.
Photos courtesy of Christy Merrell Music Therapy
Know a child or family who could benefit from our services? Contact the patient's hospital worker or care team for a referral to Friends.