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Music Therapy

Discover the therapeutic benefits of self-expression and connection through music with music therapy in Massachusetts. 

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Music therapy is an evidence-based treatment option for a wide range of mental health conditions. Through listening to, playing, or composing music, participants can explore new ways to express emotion, release stress, boost their mood, and connect with others. 

Music therapy at Dana Group can complement talk therapy and is offered as individual music therapy session or in a weekly music therapy group. Anyone can be a music therapy, and there is no skill requirement to join. 

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We are a multi-disciplinary behavioral health service committed to helping people with personal, social, and professional growth. We’ve been proudly serving patients of all ages and walks of life for 25 years, and our team has extensive experience in providing quality services.

Individual Music Therapy Sessions

Music has many proven and powerful benefits for encouraging self-reflection and providing an outlet to cope with stress, depression, and other difficult emotions. Individual music therapy include one-on-one sessions with your experienced music therapist. These sessions are customized to your needs and support your overall mental health treatment plan, which may include talk therapy and/or medication management.

Adult Music Therapy Group

Our adult music therapy group is a 10-week therapy program for adults (18+). As a group participant, you and your group will learn about music therapy together and practice using music to improve listening, mindfulness, self-expression, communication skills, and more. 

Adult Music Therapy Group Curriculum 

Week 1: Intro to music therapy-improvisation, introduction to the instruments and group members

Week 2: Listening skills – musical improvisation

Week 3: Mindfulness- musical improvisation/progressive muscle relaxation receptive

Week 4: Self-expression- musical improvisation/art

Week 5: Music and Emotions- Recreative intervention with discussion

Week 6: Music and Emotions- reflective group song using garageband

Week 7: Musical Story- Group story told by songs

Week 8: Song Sharing- Group members share a song with discussion

Week 9: Song Parody (improvisation/recreative)

Week 10: Conclusion and recap with musical improvisation

Adolescent Music Therapy Group

Music therapy can be an engaging and effective therapy option for adolescents. Our adolescent music therapy group encourages teenagers from 13 to 17 years old to become familiar with music as a therapeutic outlet and encouraging them to improvise creating music on their own and with other group members.

Adolescent Music Therapy Group Curriculum 

Week 1: Intro to music therapy-improvisation, introduction to the instruments and group members

Week 2: Listening skills – musical improvisation

Week 3: Mindfulness- musical improvisation/progressive muscle relaxation with music

Week 4: Self-Expression-musical improvisation/art

Week 5: Self-Expression- musical improvisation and conducting

Week 6: Music and Emotions- receptive/recreative with discussion

Week 7: Song Sharing- Group members share a song with discussion

Week 8: Write a song

Week 9: Write a song (continued)

Week 10: Conclusion and recap-musical improvisation