Why Play Is Beneficial Throughout the Lifespan

When was the last time that you played? Today? Last week? Years ago, and it’s something you’ve “outgrown?” It’s easy to associate “play” with something that kids do. Yet “play” is something we need regardless of how old you are. Play is beneficial.  “Why?,” you ask. There are several reasons why “play” is beneficial. I’ll […]

Therapeutic Approaches: Understanding The Role of Therapist Orientation

There is a misconception that therapy is only about talking to someone. Yet, there’s more to therapy than just talking to someone. Yes, talking about yourself and what’s going on in your life or what’s troubling you is part of therapy. However, there’s more to it than that. As I wrote about a few blog […]

How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Can Be Supported Through Music

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a commonly used approach in mental health care. It suggests that some of the mental health symptoms people experience are due to having a distorted view of themself, others, and the world. My latest blog post explores how music can be used to support concepts found in cognive-behavioral therapy.

Music Therapy and Executive Functioning: What You Need To Know

Music therapy supports a lot of different things, including executive functioning. This is important because of the role executive functioning plays in our lives. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you more about how music therapy can help. I’ll go over exactly what executive functioning is. Then I’ll share ways music therapy […]

How Music Can Help with Adolescent Identity Development

It’s important that people discover their identity and understand who they are. For teenagers, adolescent identity development is especially important. This is because adolescence is a key time for identity development. Because of this, you may see teens experimenting with their fashion style and music. Since I work with a lot of teens, I know […]