Music Therapy: for Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Loss,
or Difficulties in Coping with Life
Music Therapy is available for people of all ages who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, or difficulties in coping with life. Specializing in this area is Registered Music Therapist and private practitioner, Rebecca Reyna (Registration Number: 748).
Music therapy is an allied health profession. It is the planned and creative use of music to attain, maintain and progress the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of people of all ages. For more information, visit the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA) website.
Music Therapy is available for people of all ages (children/ adolescence/ adults/ older adults) who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, or difficulties in coping with life. Music therapy is beneficial in many ways, such as for reducing anxiety and stress and for encouraging relaxation, improving mood state, providing coping strategies, encouraging self-understanding, communication, and emotional expression, and empowerment and validation. Music therapy sessions aim to achieve these benefits through music therapy methods such as music and relaxation, music and guided meditation, Guided Imagery through Music (GIM), songwriting, verbal therapy, resource-oriented music therapy, song listening and lyric discussion, playing known songs on musical instruments, music and drawing, song parody, and improvisation on instruments.
Please Note…No prior experience in music is needed to participate in Music Therapy.
Bookings and Costs
What is available?
• Private bookings
• Organisational bookings
• Individual bookings
Private bookings for individuals can be made, or Rebecca can come to facilities/ Organisations/ schools/ clinics, or can have clients come/ referred to her.
How are sessions organized?
• Short blocks of weekly sessions
• Ongoing weekly sessions
How much does it cost? (See Below)
Music Therapy at Facilities/ Organisations/ Schools/ Clinics:
Facilities/ Organisations/ Schools/ Clinics can book Music Therapy sessions for individual clients. Rebecca Reyna (RMT) can be placed on a contract, or given employment. Facilities/ Organisations/ Schools/ Clinics can also refer clients to Rebecca for private Music Therapy sessions outside of the facility. For a quote, contact Rebecca Reyna (contact details below).
Individual Music Therapy Sessions
Where: In a private room at Coconut Grove, or at the Center for Youth and Community Music (Charles Darwin University), or at Facilities/ Organisations/ Schools/ Clinics that wish to book Music Therapy.
Session Times: Individual Music therapy sessions can be booked during the day or after school/ work hours. Session times will stay the same each week.
Session Length: 45 minutes contact time, and then 15 minutes of Music Therapist write up on client progression within session.
(If under 18 years of age) Parent/ carer involvement: Parents/ carers will be informed of their child’s progression within therapy sessions if they wish. However, if the client is 18 years of age or older, they are able to decide as to whether they would like their parents involved in understanding their progress within therapy sessions.
Cost: $75.00 per session if signing up for 8 sessions, or $80.00 per session if signing up for 4 sessions. Clients will be invoiced before or at commencement of the first session. Fees are required to be paid within one week of receipt of invoice.
Private Health insurance: Some of the private health insurance companies cover music therapy.
To Book or for more Information
Contact Registered Music Therapist, Rebecca Reyna
Contact Number: 0417756464
References for Music Therapy:
• To see what a music therapy session might look/ sound like, refer to the video clip:
• Study: Austin, D. (2007a). Lifesongs: Music therapy with adolescents in foster care. In Vanessa Camilleri (Ed.) Healing the inner city child: Creative arts therapies with at-risk youth. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
• Study: Austin, D. (2010). When the bough breaks: Vocal psychotherapy and traumatized adolescents. In Kristen Stewart (Ed.) Music therapy and trauma: Bridging theory and clinical practice. New York: Satchnote Press.
• Study: Dorfman, M. D. L. (2000, June 5). Music on the brain. Time. Retrieved from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,997082,00.html
• Study: Field, T., Martinez, A., Nawrocki, T., Pickens, J., Fox, N. A., & Schanberg, S. (1998). Music shifts frontal EEG in depressed adolescents. Adolescence, 33(129), 109–116.
• Study: Gold, C., Rolvsjord, R., Aaro, L. E., Aarre, T., Tjemsland, L., & Stige, B. (2005). Resource-oriented music therapy for psychiatric patients with low therapy motivation: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial [NCT00137189]. BMC Psychiatry, 5, 39. doi:10.1186/1471-244X-5-39
• Study: Rolvsjord, R. (2004). Therapy as empowerment. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 13(2), 99–111. doi:10.1080/08098130409478107
• Study: Wang, J., Wang, H., & Zhang, D. (2011). Impact of group music therapy on the depression mood of college students. Health (1949-4998), 3(3), 151–155. doi:10.4236/health.2011.33028
• Study: Wolf, L. & Wolf, T. (2011). Music and health care. Retrieved from http://wolfbrown.com/index.php?page=music-and-health-care
Music Therapy is the planned and creative use of music to attain, maintain and progress the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of all people
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For Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Loss,
or Difficulties in Coping with Life
Music Therapy is available for people of all ages who may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, or difficulties in co
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