Music Therapy Services

January 15, 2016

It's well-known that the right music can lift your mood and change your outlook on the day.  Did you also know that music can be used as a recovery support for individuals encountering behavioral health symptoms?

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is happy to partner with Music Therapy Associates, LLC, located in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, to offer music therapy services.  These evidence-based supports, offered by board-certified music therapists, can facilitate mood changes and assist individuals who are experiencing the effects of past trauma.  Breathing techniques, similar to deep breathing exercises, can be utilized to facilitate a reduction in anxiety.  Music therapy can also promote additional avenues for positive socialization with peers.

"It's so exciting to be able to offer this support to individuals in recovery," President and CEO Judith Yanacek reports.  "We are pleased to include Music Therapy Associates' therapists into our array of holistic services."

In the coming weeks, the New Vitae Wellness and Recovery staff and service participants will be excited to meet the new music therapists and listen to the sounds of vocal, instrumental, and adaptive music supports!

"As a staff member, I have learned a lot about mental health and I have witnessed many residents transform from a place of fear and paranoia to becoming outgoing, secure, content and able to hold a job in the community and much more.”

- Cathy K. (staff)