Music Therapy Services in New Hampshire, Southern Maine and Northern Massachusetts FAQ

1. How much are your sessions?

For individual music therapy sessions with one of my talented independent contractors, weekly 45-minute sessions range from $60 to $65, 60-minute sessions are $80 to $85, and 75-minute session are $100 to $105.

For individual music therapy sessions with me, weekly 45-minute sessions are $67.50, 60-minute sessions are $90 and 75-minute sessions are $112.50.


For group sessions, rates vary depending on the size and scope of the group. Please contact me to let me know what you are looking for and I will send you a proposal.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2. Do you offer sessions every other week or once a month?

No, I only offer weekly sessions. Over the past 16 years, I have tried a variety of therapy schedules and the most effective outcomes happen with weekly or twice-a-week sessions. 


3. Where are your sessions held? 

Clients are seen in the home, school and clinic settings throughout northern Massachesetts, southern Maine and southern New Hampshire, including but not limited to Concord, Manchester, Nashua, and the Seacoast.

4. What ages do you work with?

I work with people with special needs from infancy and into the later years of life.

5. Do you take insurance?

I do not bill insurance. Some music therapists in the U.S. are having success with this, but those tend to be music therapists in clinic settings where there is a dedicated administrator that just works on billing insurance companies. 

6. How about Medicaid?

The only way that medicaid will cover Music Therapy in NH is through the Katie Beckett In-Home Waiver. 

7. Is music therapy research-based?

Yes!

Many universities world-wide are conducting research on the benefits of music therapy for individuals with special needs. This is a list of some of the research-based outcomes of music therapy. 

  • Increased attention

  • Decreased self-stimulation

  • Improved cognitive functioning

  • Increased socialization

  • Successful and safe self-expression

  • Improved behavior

  • Enhanced auditory processing

  • Decreased agitation

  • Improved receptive/expressive language

  • Enhanced sensory-motor skills

For detailed information about these studies and results, please visit the American Music Therapy Association’s “Fact Sheet” page a bibliography of this research. http://www.musictherapy.org/research/factsheets/

8. Do music therapists work in the school setting?

Yes! It can be challenging to have a school agree to pay for music therapy services, but it is becoming much more common. Music Therapy can either be seen as an enrichment service or, if a child qualifies, it can be a related service on a child's IEP. To qualify a child, an assessment tool called the Special Education Music Therapy Assessment Process (SEMTAP) is typically used. To learn more about how to ask a school to consider and/or pay for this assessment, go to http://www.therhythmtree.com/about/64-default/47-music-therapy-assessment-request-checklist and http://www.therhythmtree.com/about/64-default/50-sample-letter-to-request-a-music-therapy-assessment

To read the Department of Education's letter that establishes music therapy as a related service please go to http://www.therhythmtree.com/about/64-default/49-music-therapy-as-a-related-service-on-an-iep

 

Please feel free to email me with additional questions!

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