Individual Attention Matters

Working with an individual makes targeting specific issues possible, thus enabling a greater impact on the child's or adult's quality of life. Each client's course of treatment follows a unique path that is tailored to their needs and issues. The personality of the client is considered central to how the music and art is introduced and used, while considering and focusing on a particular stage of development. Music therapy and art therapy is not intended to coerce conventional and desirable behaviors, but to create an environment in which crucial developmental stages that were missed are naturally promoted through the creative process of art and music.

Approached in an integrated manner, both visual art and music are a mirror into the personality, portrayed through colors, shape, texture, melody, rhythm, and harmony. The client experiences the comfort of discovering a sense of self that they may not have previously experienced. In the context of a trusting therapeutic relationship, the client emerges with a positive and fortified framework. Experiences in music and art create new patterns of learning and neurological processes, stimulating sensory, cognitive, and emotional development. Their development through experiences in music and art can continue for a lifetime, always providing an avenue of expression that is personal and rewarding.

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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
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
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
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
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
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

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