music psychotherapy

Music can be a great tool for exploring and/or expressing our lived experiences through a creative healing process. You might be feeling nervous about using music in therapy spaces, and that makes so much sense. Music can be a vulnerable place, especially if we're worried about "doing it the right way." The good thing about music therapy is: You don't have to have any background in music. You don't have to be a "musician." We're not here to make something "perfect." We're here to be present in the music and engage in it as a way to foster health and wellbeing.

Focused on the overarching goal of improving quality of life and wellbeing, music psychotherapy can involve:

Music and relaxation techniques

Music can be a helpful tool for fostering mindfulness and r​elaxation and also for stepping into reflection on a given theme/topic.

Lyric/song analysis

Bringing songs into sessions can be a helpful way to start a conversation on a difficult topic, connect with others who have gone through similar experiences, and find insights into ways of moving through our own experiences.

Songwriting

Whether writing a parody of a familiar song, piecing together lyrics from your favorite songs, or writing something completely from scratch -- songwriting can be a tool for expressing yourself and also a way to examine the way we think about and relate to our lived experiences

Improvisation and active music-making

Sometimes making up music in the moment and on the spot can help us to get out of our own heads and be more in the present. It can also be a tool for exploring a specific theme/topic through musical symbolism.

Using music with other forms of creative expression (e.g., art, poetry, dance, etc.)

Pairing music with other creative outlets can be a powerful experience. For example, mandala making, stream-of-conscious journaling, and dancing around a specific theme/topic can help us deepen and gain further insight into our lived experiences.

These creative experiences are often processed mutually within the therapeutic space to gain deeper understanding, make meaning, and relate these discoveries to our everyday lives.

At Becoming Through Sound we offer:

Individual music psychotherapy sessions

Work individually on your specific identified goals

Group music psychotherapy sessions

Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Expansive support group for adults: Meets every other Thursday from 6pm - 7:30pm EST and runs from 2/3/2022 - 8/5/2022. This music therapy group is intended to be a welcoming and inclusive space for those seeking to explore their gender as it intersects with other aspects of identity and to connect with peers. The group uses music and the arts as a tool for radical self-love, creativity, empowerment, and embodiment. All spots are currently filled!  - Facilitated by Maevon Gumble


Safe 'n Sound Music Therapy Group for Teens: Meets every other Monday from 6pm - 7pm EST and runs from 4/4/2022 - 10/3/2022. This music therapy group is intended to be a welcoming and inclusive space for LGBTQIA+ teens to connect with each other by using music and the creative arts. This is a closed group so reserve your spot today. All spots are currently filled! - Facilitated by Maevon Gumble

Stay tuned for additional opportunities!