Group Music Therapy:
I have run groups for nursing homes, assisted living centers, boy scouts, youth/children groups and church gatherings. I am also able to run wellness and corporate team building drumming and rhythm groups. I can tailor the therapy to the needs of your group. Some examples of needs I target for the elderly population include: social skills, memory, mood, and range of motion. Some examples of needs I target for youth and children groups include: leadership, social skills, attention, motor skills and mood. Based on my experience and training, my current rates are generally $75 and up per therapeutic hour. I provide a free consultation over the phone, then in person. If music therapy is deemed appropriate I begin with an $85 assessment followed by regular treatment.
Individual Music Therapy:
I have had experience working individually with children, adults and the elderly. I prefer to meet clients in my home and offer a discount for those willing and able to do so. I am also able to visit clients in their homes depending on location and schedule availability. Based on my experience and training, my current rates are generally $65 per therapeutic hour. I provide a free consultation over the phone, then in person. If music therapy is deemed appropriate I begin with an $85 assessment followed by regular treatment.
How To Get Funding:
The majority of my clients pay out of pocket. That said, there are possibilities to receive funding elsewhere. For example, music therapy is able to be written into an IEP and provided at a child’s school under the IDEA act part B when requested by the parent and supported by the teacher. Music therapy services are also covered under Medicare when a person is at a skilled nursing facility and possibly assisted living. Billing private insurance is also sometimes successful although this has not yet been tried in Utah. Companies like Aetna, Blue Cross, Cigna, Tricare and Great West Healthcare have been known to reimburse for music therapy. Other avenues for funds include state and county departments of mental health, state and county departments of developmental disabilities, workers’ compensation, private auto insurance, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B related services funding, foundations and grants.