Welcome to Flourish Music Therapy.com!
A place to Flourish.
Specializing in providing home-based music therapy services for adults, children, and families in the NYC area.
Message from our Founder
At Flourish Music Therapy we believe a holistic and creative approach to therapy is essential for our clients to reach their maximum potential. We also believe that everyone, regardless of circumstances or obstacles that may stand in the way, has the potential to flourish and thrive with the right resources and support. Backed by decades of science and research, music therapy has been helping people all over the world live more fulfilling, productive, and well-balanced lives.
Music therapy is for people of all ages, races, nationalities, genders, diagnoses, and musical skills. In fact, you don't have to know ANYTHING about music or music therapy for it to help you or a loved one. If you enjoy music and have been looking to increase the quality of your life in any capacity, music therapy may be exactly what you've been looking for.
On this website you will find resources and news about our work here at Flourish Music Therapy, information about the field of music therapy, information about the services we provide, online CMTE Self-Study Courses, and relaxing music to listen to anytime, anywhere.
Nathan J Miller, MA, LCAT, MT-BC, CAPP
What is Music Therapy?
How Does it Work?
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) defines music therapy as
the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Music therapy is a health profession in which each session is structured accordingly to suit individuals' or groups' needs, wants, and goals. Depending on the client's preferences, a session may include
playing guitar and others musical instruments together or separately,
writing a song,
singing a song,
practicing an instrument,
listening to favorite music,
analyzing song lyrics,
sharing favorite music,
discussing favorite music,
and much more.
Music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Both non-musical and musical goals may be established and worked towards in sessions depending on the individual's needs.
Engaging in music is fun, promotes creativity, and allows for self-expression through a means other than alternative verbal interventions. Music therapy is a unique, multi-faceted, and evidence-based health modality that contributes to the enhancement of one's well-being, establishes and achieves health specific goals, and can help individuals flourish to their full potential. To learn more click here.
"after assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.
Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Research in music therapy supports its efficacy in many areas such as overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings."
For more information about music therapy and its health benefits and to see Frequently Asked Questions people often have please visit the American MusicTherapy Association's website here www.musictherapy.org.
Our mission at Flourish Music Therapy is to:
Provide the highest quality treatment and care to individuals of all ages through the use of humanistic and holistic music therapy interventions.
Assist individuals to reach their maximum potential and flourish to their fullest by meeting individualized emotional, cognitive, social, behavioral, physical/motor, and language goals through music-centered therapy interventions.
Assist individuals in identifying, realizing, and cultivating personal strengths in order to reach a more satisfying state of well-being.
Educate music therapists and advocate for the field of music therapy by offering online self-study courses, presenting relevant findings and information, and providing Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) to professionals who complete the necessary requirements and coursework.