The Harrison Center for Music Therapy offers individual music therapy assessments to determine a baseline and justification for music therapy services. This assessment includes a client/caretaker/parent interview, review of most recent concurrent therapy reports, review of most recent academic reports, an observation of the client in a non-musical setting as well as face-to-face music interventions. The Harrison Center also provides outside assessments for schools and other facilities.
The Harrison Center for Music Therapy offers 1-on-1 music therapy sessions to address therapeutic functional goals. The therapy sessions are 50 minutes in length with 10 minutes for communication with clients and guardians as well as documentation. Ongoing services are implemented to focus on targeted goals and are assessed quarterly.
At The Harrison Center, group music therapy sessions foster not only an opportunity to address individual goals, but these sessions also serve as a medium for social interaction and group dynamics.
The Harrison Center offers our knowledge in the field of music therapy in the form of in-services for organizations, clinics or schools. Presentations typically include basic information about music therapy, who music therapists work with, as well as demonstrations of various music-based interventions a music therapist might use when addressing goals for a client.
Music Therapy is a research based, well established allied health profession in which music is used to address individualized, therapeutic goals.
Music therapists must complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree which includes four or more years of 1200 hours of clinical training, a 6 month internship at an approved site as well as pass a certification exam. After obtaining the necessary to practice credential of Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC), music therapists must also maintain their certification through continuing education courses every 5 years.
Music influences human behavior by affecting the brain and subsequently other bodily structures in ways that are observable, identifiable, measurable, and predictable, thereby providing the necessary foundation for its use in treatment procedures.
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." - Plato
Kate is the owner and director of The Harrison Center. She is also co-founder of the Music Therapy Center of Houston, a non-profit center who provides music therapy education and scholarships to the Houston community. Kate has been in private practice serving clients of all ages and abilities since 2001.
Mi-Sun graduated with a double degree in Music Therapy and Psychology from Southern Methodist University. Mi-Sun completed her internship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. She has provided music therapy services for all ages with challenging health concerns including developmental disorders, Alzheimer's, psychiatric and palliative care clients.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Ball State University and a Masters of Art in Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Prior to her work at The Harrison Center, Ingrid was a music therapist at the Integrative Medicine Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Ingrid has experience in working with all ages, diagnoses and abilities in a variety of settings.
Megan graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Texas Christian University and is currently finishing her Master’s in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas. Megan completed her internship at Dallas Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She has provided music therapy services for clients of all ages, diagnoses and abilities.
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