Music Therapy Program

CSA is pleased to announce the addition of Music Therapy to our program!

Music Therapy is an evidence-based practice that provides therapeutic results when offered by a credentialed professional.  Studies have shown that music stimulates many of the senses facilitating developmental skills, it manages pain and stress, it motivates and calms children, and encourages socialization, self-expression, communication, and motor development.  Through the use of music strategies, both vocal and instrumental, therapists are able to facilitate changes in physical, psychological, cognitive, and social behavior. Individuals on the spectrum with attention issues to autism may be treated through music therapy with great results.

 

In light of the pandemic and crisis we are facing across the world, we believe that this program is especially timely. Music Therapy is key to dealing with the vast array of needs kids are facing right now.  Children and young people everywhere are coping with fear, lack of socialization, feelings of isolation, and overall emotional trauma.  Music Therapy makes a difference socially, emotionally, and physically and literally brings hope and vitality to our children and youth.

Therapy can be provided on-site or online!

Rachel Burgos

Music Therapist, Board-Certified

CSA announces Ms. Rachel Burgos, a Board-Certified Music Therapist who is passionate about her work.

She specializes in treatment of children and adolescents with developmental and psychiatric needs.   She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University and has a host of work experiences in developmental and psychiatric therapy.  She has worked as a music therapist in clinics at both Oral Roberts University and Indiana Wesleyan University, the Headstart Preschool in Marion, Indiana, and as a Case Management Rehab Specialist at Integrity Pathways in Oklahoma. She has also worked in various orphanages and nursing home facilities. Most recently, Rachel began her own practice called Harmonic Haven Music Therapy.

RACHEL'S PHILOSOPHY

WHAT WILL CSA PROVIDE THROUGH THE MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM?

  • Consultation with our therapist to evaluate and provide a plan of action

  • One-on-One therapy sessions designed specifically for your child or teen

  • Group sessions as needed and available

 

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF MUSIC THERAPY?

We seek to develop physical, emotional, cognitive, and social skills through sessions that focus on some of the following areas:

  • Language Development

  • Expression

  • Following Directions

  • Attention Skills

  • Executive Functioning

  • Self-Regulation

  • Motor Control

  • Gait Training

  • Anxiety

  • Decrease Depression

  • Coping Skills

  • Life Review

  • Reality Orientation

  • Learning Perception

  • Reinforce Academic Skills

 

WHAT ABOUT GROUP SESSIONS?

Group sessions are designed for children as young as age 2 through young adult.  Groups are small and explore specific areas of need.  

Four group options are available based upon diagnosis and need:

  • Movement

  • Pre-Academic Skills

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Special Needs

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

All you need to do is to contact our CSA office today to set up your free consultation with our therapist.  Rachel will call you to get started!  Once a course of therapy is set, your child or teen will begin sessions at CSA with our therapist.  Call us at 479-434-2020 or email us at info@csafortsmith.org

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P.O. Box 11881

Fort Smith, AR 72917

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