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Who We Are

Located in New Canaan, CT, Arts For Healing's certified therapists have been serving clients throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties for over 15 years.

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Therapist Merrill in a Music Therapy Session

Integrated music therapy and art therapy is a clinical process used to address a variety of individual therapeutic goals, including: improving communication skills (expressive and receptive) and social interaction, enhancing motor function, stimulating emotional development, and fostering self-expression. Learn more about it on the What is IMAT? page.

From your child’s perspective, coming to Arts For Healing is fun. While many children perceive traditional therapy to be hard work, integrated music therapy and art therapy is enjoyable. At Arts For Healing your child will address personal goals in a nurturing and fun environment – one that fosters life-long skills, enjoyment, and inclusion through the arts.

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Therapist Karen in a Music Therapy Session

The music therapy and art therapy at Arts For Healing can benefit clients with a range of needs from adaptive instrument instruction for individuals with sensory integration issues, to specialized educational goals for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, to memory enhancement for adults suffering from Alzheimer’s. We work with individuals and groups of all ages – children, adolescents, adults, and seniors – with numerous conditions. For a full list of client conditions see Who We Serve.

Contact Us for a free, comprehensive individual consultation to see how integrated music therapy and art therapy can help your child grow socially, emotionally, and academically. In addition to serving clients in our center, we provide services in the home and in Stamford, Norwalk, Wilton, Darien, Fairfield and Bridgeport through schools and other organizations serving our similar populations.

Take a look at our resources section for links to clinical research documenting the effectiveness of music therapy and art therapy.

For more about our unique approach to integrated music therapy and art therapy, please visit our About Us section, or contact us to come in for a free, comprehensive individual consultation.

As a non-profit organization, we seek to bring integrated music therapy and art therapy to individuals who require financial assistance. Please Donate Now to help bring valuable therapy to a special needs child or adult today!

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What parents are saying

Her awareness of others and her ability to use her language has improved tremendously in the past few years. I think the music has been a real key in her development.
From a Mother
Daniel has grown in so many ways through the art and music sessions. He is expressing himself so much more clearly and fully. He seems to be so much more comfortable with who he is.
Cheryl, Daniel's mother
Dear Karen, you have been able to bring out Harold's smile and his joy of life. He can open up and let us know more of what he is feeling and thinking. What a gift for a parent!
From a parent
I've seen Manny move from being isolated and in his own world to being able to join his peers in school and even at home with his younger sister.
Jason, Manny's father
Dear Miss Karen, As you know, I auditioned for the play Honk, Jr. at my school. Guess what -- I got the lead role of Ugly! I think all of my work in music and theatre at Arts for Healing really helped me do a good job at the auditions. So thank you for helping me so much over the past 8 years. I'm really excited. Love, Brian "Music can always be there when you need it."
Zeke, 8 year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome
Thank you for your music and for all the joy and learning you've brought to Jeremy. All the musical intelligence you've encouraged will thrive! He'll always remember you.
From a parent

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