In our music therapy sessions, the therapist tries to tease out greater meaning from the music. People might be asked to discuss their thoughts, memories, opinions or feelings. Through these conversations, they might be more likely to draw connections about how they feel and how the music brought those feelings to the surface.
The goal of music therapy is to help build relationships, so people feel more comfortable addressing issues they may not be able to address in conventional talk therapy programs. Music therapy is designed to bring a therapist and a client close together, so they can discuss the trauma, the history, and the course of an addiction. With that relationship firmly in place, they can use the language of music to develop solutions for those problems, leading to eventual healing.