What is a music therapist?
Music therapists are required to complete a bachelor’s degree in music therapy with a six month internship. Following this, music therapists take an exam to be board-certified. Individuals in the United States, who pass this exam carry the designation of Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC).
Some music therapists have advanced degrees in the field. In addition, some therapists receive additional training in specialized music therapy approaches.
How can I find a music therapist?
The American Music Therapy Association represents over 5,000 music therapists and related associations worldwide. Music therapists who are members of AMTA abide by a Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) strives to connect individuals seeking music therapy services in their area (throughout the United States) to a qualified music therapist. You can call the AMTA at (301) 589-3300 to speak with a representative who can connect you with a music therapist near you.
Music therapy may not be reimbursable by insurance, if you have a case manager, they may be able to help you find funding.