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Southwestern Music Therapy, L.L.C.

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In Home and Facility Based Music Therapy-Dallas-Fort Worth
One on One Sessions and Group Sessions Available!
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Southwestern Music Therapy, L.L.C. is a private practice, established to provide quality Music Therapy interventions and programs to those in need of such professional services in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and Atlanta metropolitan areas.

In addition, Southwestern Music Therapy, L.L.C. aspires to maintain the integrity of the profession and to educate the general public about the positive, proven results of Music Therapy.

Our highly trained team of Board Certified Music Therapists develop and implement goal driven specialized programs and interventions which are designed to maximize each client's potential.

Music Therapy is 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 an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. 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 effectiveness 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.

Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

-promote wellness
-manage stress
-alleviate pain
-express feelings
-enhance memory
-improve communication
-promote physical rehabilitation

Our Services Include:

*Consultative Services

*School Assessments and Evaluations

*IEE/IEP Planning

*Rehabilitation Services

*Hospice and Nursing Home Care

*Special Needs Birthday Parties

*Corporate Team Building and Drum Circles

*In Services and Presentations
Practice Areas
 Music Therapy  Alzheimer's and Aging Conditions  Autism Spectrum Disorder
 Child Development  Developmental and Learning Disabilities  Emotional and Self-Expression Issues
 Mental Health Issues  Motor Speech Disorders  Neurological Disorders
 Physical Disabilities  Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke
Certifications
 Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC)
Bio
Marcie received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy with an emphasis in voice, from Arizona State University in 2001. She continued her studies in Music Therapy by becoming certified as a Neurological Music Therapist under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Thaut. This certification is very rare as only a small percentage of Music Therapists have been able to attain this designation. Marcie has been practicing Music therapy for more than 13 years within a variety of settings and special needs populations. Her skills are flexible enough to accommodate all levels of disabilities and rehabilitative needs. Since most of Marcie's clients have been on the autism spectrum, she is considered a specialist in this field. Marcie continues to educate the public by providing live music therapy sessions and giving talks regarding the benefits and proven results of Music Therapy. She currently owns a private practice called Southwestern Music Therapy, L.L.C. with an amazing team of therapists serving families and facilities in the Dallas/Forth Worth, Houston and Austin and Atlanta metropolitan areas.
Education/Training
Music Therapist, Board Certified-Arizona State University
Neurological Music Therapist-Colorado State University
Memberships
Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT)
American Music Therapy Assoication (AMTA)
Southwestern American Music Therapy Association (SWAMTA)
Music Therapy Association of Georgia (MTAG)
Payments Accepted
Check, Credit Cards, Cash, Insurance on a case by case basis
Hours:Flexible
Location
3941 Legacy Drive
Suite 204-B202
PlanoTX 75023
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