How can music therapy help adults with mental health


Music therapy can:

Promote strong communication skills -

reduce non-effective or harmful communication patterns

Facilitate anger management & support mindfulness-

prevent self-harm or other violent behaviors; increase sense of center and groundedness

Develop healthy coping skills -

avoid unhealthy habits & create new pathways

Empower through autonomy, increase self-esteem, & support emotional expression -

provide a safe space to develop self-awareness & insights

Promote natural healing, wellness, & growth -

decrease use of expensive pharmacological drugs by increasing natural dopamine release through music


What could music therapy services look like at your facility?

Music therapy services could look like:

  • Individual sessions held weekly or biweekly

  • Group sessions held weekly or biweekly (with up to 15 members)

  • Songwriting or Beat-Making workshops held weekly, bi-weekly, or as a series

  • Group Wellness series or support groups

  • Jam Band practice held weekly, biweekly, or as a series


how can Marigold benefit your treatment/ mental health facility?

Marigold can help you:

Rank above competitors 

by advertising your facility's effective & successful music therapy services 

Decrease spending

on pharmacological drugs & costly pain medications

Create an enviable work-environment

by promoting agency morale & increasing employee retention rates

Provide exceptional care  

by providing evidence-based, humanistic, strength-focused music therapy

Leave a lasting, meaningful impact

on the individuals, families, and communities that you serve


Why use a Board-Certified Music Therapist?

rather than a non-certified musician?

Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) have specialized training in working within mental health care.

- MT-BC's utilize music to achieve non-musical goals, like improving communication skills & promoting healthy coping habits.

- MT-BC's are trained on how to safely process difficult emotions, like grief & trauma, that can be easily triggered by music.

- MT-BC's understand the varying processes mental health and/or substance abuse disorders, & design their music interventions on evidence-based research to address individualized needs.


Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) design their sessions on evidence-based research.

- MT-BC's actively engage participants in clinical music interventions, rather than provide a performance or "sing-a-long."

- MT-BC's utilize person-preferred music rather than playing music that they personally enjoy, or music that they assume participants will like.

- MT-BC's are required to engage in continuing education to keep their practice current, ethical, and as effective as possible.  


Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) can strengthen your existing programs.

- MT-BC's can provide inservices to educate staff on how to best utilize music for day-to-day experiences.

- MT-BC's can make clinical decisions regarding wh0 could benefit from a non-music therapist, versus who would more greatly benefit from music therapy. 


Have more questions about the role of a Board Certified Music Therapist?

Visit : https://www.musictherapy.org/about/therapists/