In Harmony Music Therapy Services has been serving the Central Valley of California since 2002. Our clinic is based in Stockton, CA and in addition to clinic-based therapy we can perform on-site services throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties on a case-by-case basis. There are also occasions when therapists provide services in Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, or Contra Costa Counties. Cities served include- but are not limited to- Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, Manteca, Lathrop, Modesto, Riverbank, and Escalon.
Music Therapy is an established health profession through which music is used as an effective tool for behavioral, emotional, psychological, and cognitive change. Music therapists have substantial college-level education and supervised clinical training experience in the ability to use music as its own format for assessment, intervention, and evaluation.
New Definition of Music Therapy from the World Federation of Music Therapy:
“Music therapy is the professional use of music and its elements as an intervention in medical, educational, and everyday environments with individuals, groups, families, or communities who seek to optimize their quality of life and improve their physical, social, communicative, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health and wellbeing. Research, practice, education, and clinical training in music therapy are based on professional standards according to cultural, social, and political contexts” (WFMT, 2011).
Please check out our music therapy feature episode on ABC7 (air date November 26, 2017)!