Music Therapy and Mental Health
The Dynamic Difference
Music Therapy provides children, teens, and young adults struggling with mental health needs the opportunity to meet, find community through music, and engage in emotional expression. Music therapy for clients with mental health needs uses musical interaction as a means of communication and expression. The aim of therapy is to help individuals develop relationships and address issues they may not be able to address using words alone.
The team at Dynamic Lynks consists of board-certified music therapists with diverse experience in mental health who provide a range of 1:1 sessions and groups to meet the growing mental health needs of our community. A creative arts approach to mental health work provides opportunities for self-expression when words are too hard to reach, in an engaging and fun atmosphere!
Who Do We Support?
Mental health is a broad category that includes the wellbeing of a person’s psychological and emotional state. At Dynamic Lynks, we specialize in using music therapy to encourage overall wellbeing for our clients and to address mental health diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and more.
Treatment of Mental Health needs through Music Therapy
In individual sessions, our therapists use a variety of evidence-based interventions to target these goals such as lyric analysis, improvisational instrument play, music-assisted relaxation, and more. Our therapists are able to use these interventions to facilitate emotional expression that may be difficult to talk about using words alone. Clients also gain take-home resources and tools to help improve their daily lives.
In group sessions, our therapists use a variety of music therapy techniques and protocols to provide meaningful interactions between participants while exploring emotional experiences. Having a sense of social connectedness is an important aspect of mental health. Music is inherently a social activity and, with the guidance of a music therapist, we are able to target more specific skills to improve the quality of an individual’s social and emotional wellbeing.
Receptive music experiences such as music-assisted relaxation are used to decrease states of anxiety and can be used both within and outside of the therapy room.
Rhythm, melody, and instrument play are used as means of communication when words are too hard to access.
Songwriting and musical composition empower our clients to express themselves, explore their identity, and build confidence & esteem through active music making.
We meet our clients in the music to facilitate experiences that bring you where you want to be.