Connect with others through your most connected instrument. . . your voice!
"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."
-- American Music Therapy Association
At the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, Music Arts therapy is an evidence-based practice of a powerful experiential therapy approach addressing our clients' individual treatment goals. We use Music Arts therapy to build powerful therapeutic relationships between the client and a professional music therapist – and real growth occurs! Moreover, clients are naturally motivated by music, and therefore less resistant to therapy.
How does it work?
Music therapy also provides avenues for appropriate self-expression that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to communicate. Research shows that many areas of life are supported and enhanced through music therapy; such as: emotional growth, increased motivation, improved self-image, and improved self-identity. Essentially, music arts therapy provides an outlet for expression of feelings and emotions that translates into healing of the whole person.
Who are Music Therapists?
Music Therapists are musicians trained in physiology, biology/neurology, psychology, development and pathology. They hold a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree from a program accredited by the American Music Therapy Association. The designation “Music Therapist Board-Certified” (MT-BC) is awarded to applicants who fulfill the degree requirements, a 900 to 1200 hour internship, and the completion of the Music Therapy Board Certification Examination.
Music Therapy Associations
American Music Therapy Association
The Certification Board for Music Therapists
Great Lakes Region Music Therapy Association
Illinois Association for Music Therapy
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How do I get started with therapy?
Help is just a few easy steps away. Schedule an Appointment or call 847-477-8244. Visit our How to Get Started page for answers to your questions.
How can therapy help?
Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. It is a supportive process for personal growth and self-improvement. Many scientific studies show that therapy is a helpful way to learn more about yourself, improve your range of coping skills, and learn how to deal with life’s stressors more effectively. Get Started.
Is creative arts therapy covered by insurance?
Yes! We accept most major insurance plans and are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Cigna. We also provide out-of-network services.
How much does therapy cost?
Costs depend on many factors, including your insurance and financial situation. Our fee for 52-minute sessions is $150. Your therapist can answer further questions about costs. We accept several major insurance plans and our fees are eligible for reimbursement by most Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). Questions? Contact Us!
How often do I need to come in?
Therapy is kind of like fitness – the more you put into it, usually the more you benefit. Our clients tell us that at least one session per week is most helpful to them. Of course, coming more or less often is also an option. Questions? Contact Us!