Music Therapy for Mental Health

How music therapy supports people with mental health challenges:

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Improved self-image and increased self-esteem
  • Decreased anxiety and physical agitation
  • Improved communication
  • Successful and safe emotional release
  • Increased connection
  • Improved and deepened relationships

Music therapy techniques may include:

  • Lyric analysis
  • Song writing
  • Drumming, singing and other musical activities
  • Music listening
  • Music therapy relaxation techniques
  • Musical improvisation

NMTS Mental Health Services

Individual Music Therapy Sessions
Our music therapists are available for weekly 30- or 60-minute sessions to support people with mental health challenges through songwriting, lyric analysis, drumming, musical improvisation, verbal processing, and more. Sessions are scheduled on an individual basis. Call 775-324-5521for availability and scheduling.

Contract Music Therapy for Mental Health Facilities and Clinics
Note-Able Music Therapy Services provides contract music therapy services for mental health professionals and facilities. We provide either individual or group sessions at your facility. Music therapy can augment other therapeutic modalities in unique, powerful and complementary ways. Call 775-324-5521 for more information.

Selected References

American Music Therapy Association:

Burns, J.L., Labbe, E., Arke, B., Capeless, K., Cooksey, B., Steadman, A. &Gonzales, C. (2002). The effects of different types of music on perceived and physiological measures of stress. Journal of Music Therapy, 39(2), 101-116.

Kerr, T., Walsh, J., & Marshall, A. (2001). Emotional change processes in music-assisted reframing. Journal of Music Therapy, 38(3), 193-211.

Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

NMTS Blog Posts on Mental Health

Women of the Lullaby Project

Inspired by Carnegie Hall’s ‘Lullaby Project’, Note-Able Music Therapy Services (NMTS) partnered with STEP2 and the Reno Phil to make the Lullaby Project a reality in our community. For the last month, women from STEP2 (a residential addiction treatment center for...

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