MUSIC (Voice & Instruments)


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


Contact us to get started!

We are located in Downers Grove and frequently see clients from Downers Grove, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Darien, Elmhurst,

Glen Ellyn, Hickory Hills, Hillside, Hinsdale, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Park, Riverside, Villa Park, Warenville, Westchester, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and Western Springs.


Counseling and arts-based psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families looking for help with children, adolescents, stress, relationships, motherhood, creative parenting interventions, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief/bereavement, autism, communication, caregiving, terminal illness, and career counseling.