Philosophy of Practice

Everything you need, you have inside; let the music bring it out

Music brings out the POSSibilities in ALL abilities!

Bloomsburg Music Therapy utilizes an eclectic approach that begins with a person-centered philosophy of care and depending upon the needs of the client, draws from mindfulness, humanistic and positive psychology, Neurologic Music Therapy, and developmental/relationship-based improvisation, as well as current best practices (informed through continuing education, clinical supervision, and research literature).

Clients of Bloomsburg Music Therapy can expect a gender-affirming and culturally responsive experience. Bloomsburg Music Therapy strives to create a welcoming environment for all clients.

Just as the therapeutic process is just that, a process, people are always growing and changing; clients of Bloomsburg Music Therapy can expect a clinician committed to personal and professional development.

Our motto is: music, by any means necessary! The ever-evolving, holistic needs of the client in the moment determine whether the therapy experience is receptive or expressive; which instruments are used; the tempo, style, and dynamics of the music, whether the music is live or recorded; and the therapeutic techniques employed.

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The beautiful thing about music in therapy is it’s flexibility and the range of experiences possible. We might work on speech, cognition, emotional, and motor goals all within the span of one session. We can use every instrument available on hand. We can change any element of the music, at any time.