At Peer Mental Wellness, we take a multifaceted approach to mental health therapy. A range of therapies help us support our participants, and we place a special emphasis on creative outlets. Our music therapy program in Los Angeles provides an opportunity for participants to rediscover the artist within. Led by experienced therapists, this approach can be an incredibly helpful part of the recovery journey.
Learn more about how music therapy can improve your mental health by reaching out to our team at 714.844.5473 or by connecting with us online.
The Role of Music Therapy in Mental Health Treatment
What is music therapy? Music therapy sessions involve a therapist and one or more participants. During sessions, participants might play musical instruments, sing, write songs, or even simply listen to music. Music therapy can be used to improve mental health, emotional well-being, physical health, and social functioning in individuals with a range of mental health disorders.
There are many benefits to using music therapy as an intervention. Some of these benefits include:
- Improved mood and decreased levels of anxiety or depression
- Increased feelings of happiness and pleasure
- Enhanced communication and interaction skills
- Improved focus, concentration, and attention span
- Increased motivation and energy
Each music therapy session is tailored to the participants’ needs. However, there are some general things that you can expect from a session. A typical session may involve listening to music, singing, playing instruments, moving to music, or discussing the music that has been used in the session. The therapist will work with you to help you achieve your goals for the session. If you have any questions about what to expect, be sure to ask your therapist.
Our Approach to Music Therapy
Music therapy isn’t used as a standalone approach. Instead, we incorporate this intervention into a treatment plan that involves a range of other approaches, such as individualized psychotherapy, group therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
Each individual’s relationship to music is unique. It’s clear that music can stimulate the brain, bring up powerful memories and emotions, and help people see life in a new way. As part of our trauma-informed approach to mental health treatment, we use music therapy to help our participants see their life in new ways and develop the healthy coping skills they need for long-term progress.
We work to give those in our care the tools they need to manage their mental health even after leaving our center. Peer Mental Wellness offers a number of resources that can help participants continue to learn and grow, including through music therapy. As part of the robust arts community in downtown Santa Ana, we can connect those in our treatment programs with the services they need.
Learn More About Peer Mental Wellness Today
From music and art therapy to nutrition education and family therapy, Peer Mental Wellness works with our participants to help them heal in every aspect of their lives. We invite you to reach out to our team to learn more about our music therapy program in Los Angeles and how you or your loved one can work towards recovery in our center.
Here, you’ll find a welcoming, vibrant community. Peer Mental Wellness is committed to serving as a resource to those in our care, and we support our participants every step of the way on the journey to recovery. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or another mental health disorder, our center is here to give you the tools you need.
Learn more about our music therapy program by connecting with our team at 714.844.5473 or by reaching out to us online.