Our Services

Music Therapy Services

All services are provided by board-certified music therapists

Assessments

The Harrison Center for Music Therapy offers individual music therapy assessments to determine a baseline and justification for music therapy services. Harrison Center also provides outside assessments for schools and other facilities.

Group Sessions

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.

Individual Sessions

The Harrison Center for Music Therapy offers 1-on-1 music therapy sessions to address therapeutic functional goals. Ongoing services are implemented to focus on targeted goals and are assessed quarterly.

In-services

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 Services

All services are provided by board-certified music therapists

Assessments

The Harrison Center for Music Therapy offers individual music therapy assessments to determine a baseline and justification for music therapy services. Harrison Center also provides outside assessments for schools and other facilities.

Group Sessions

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.

Individual Sessions

The Harrison Center for Music Therapy offers 1-on-1 music therapy sessions to address therapeutic functional goals. Ongoing services are implemented to focus on targeted goals and are assessed quarterly.

In-services

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.

Getting Started is Easy

Schedule a consultation

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation call to discuss what music therapy is and if music therapy might be appropriate for you or a loved one.

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intake and evaluation

After completing intake paperwork, one of our board-certified therapists will complete an evaluation to determine if music therapy services are appropriate.

start ongoing treatment

Once services have been approved, ongoing music therapy treatment personalized to each clients’ goals and objectives is ready to begin! 

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation

Funding Sources

Medicaid Waiver Programs

Music therapy is covered under the CLASS (Community Living and Support Services) and the YES (Youth Empowerment Services) waivers.

Medicaid Managed Care Programs

Music therapy is covered under the STAR Kids through United Healthcare plan as a value added service. Other Medicaid programs in Texas do not currently cover music therapy treatment.

Insurance

The Harrison Center for Music Therapy is an out of network provider for most insurance companies.

Private Pay

Music therapy services can be paid for out of pocket. Please contact us for more information concerning rates for services.

Scholarships

Please contact us for more information regarding our scholarships.

Music Therapy in Action

Did You Know?

  • Listening to, playing, reading, and creating music involves practically every part of the brain. 

  • Music provides an optimal learning environment and organizes information into smaller chunks that are easier to learn and retain.   

  • Music captivates and maintains attention.  Research indicates that attention is necessary before learning can take place.

  • Research indicates that music is often successful as a mnemonic device for learning new concepts, such as learning academics and life skills through task analysis put to song.  

  • Music is highly motivating and engaging and may be used as a natural reinforce for desired responses.  

Did You Know?

  • Music is processed in all areas of the brain and the elements of music have the ability to access and stimulate areas of the brain that may not be accessible through other modalities.

  • Research shows that music enhances and optimizes the brain, providing better, more efficient therapy and improved functional tasks.

  • Research supports parallels between non-musical functioning and music-assisted tasks, which provides a scientific rationale for the use of music in therapy.

  • Speech and singing are closely related in function and proximity in the brain. Speech naturally incorporates musical elements such as meter, rhythm, and the melodic contour of prosody, and research shows that music enhances these speech/language functions.

Did You Know?

  • Research supports parallels between rhythm and movement. Rhythm can be used as an external timekeeper to organize, coordinate and improve movement.

  • Music provides an optimal learning environment and organizes information into smaller chunks that are easier to learn and retain.   

  • Music therapists can use music to facilitate more functional, organized, coordinated, and higher quality movements in fine motor and gross motor skills including motor planning, motor control, motor coordination, gait training and body awareness.

  • The brain is highly responsive to all elements of music including rhythm, tempo, melody, harmony, etc., and rhythm is particularly organizing for the brain. These auditory stimuli ascend to the higher cognitive processing areas of the brain and optimize and enhance performance of cognitive skills.

Did You Know?

  • It is now known through research that music is cortically distributed, meaning that it is processed in multiple areas of the brain simultaneously. Therefore, processing music is a whole brain activity, while most other daily activities are not. Thus, adding music therapy as a treatment modality to a clinical team enhances and optimizes the treatment effect of each of the other therapies.  
  • Within the brain, perception and production of music shares cortical pathways with similar non-musical tasks. This means that musical processes can be maintained despite the loss of similar non-musical tasks.  
    • For example, after a stroke, patients are frequently left without speech but may still be able to sing. This musical behavior (singing) can be generalized to the non-musical behavior (speech) through the shared pathways and eventually some speech can be regained.
  • Additionally, research has shown that the brain that is changed by intentional engagement in music remains changed by that engagement. This means the generalized behaviors remain even after the musical stimulus has been removed.

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MAILING ADDRESS:
4830 Wilson Rd. Ste 300 #189 Humble, Texas 77396

CLINIC ADDRESSES:
8021 Bissonnet Street Houston, Texas 77074
4747 Bellaire Blvd. Ste 250 Bellaire, Texas 77401
9432 Katy Freeway Ste 320 Houston, Texas 77055

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