MENTAL HEALTH

talk therapy, music therapy, and/or both - you pick!

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INDIVIDUAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

One-on-one sessions where the therapist works directly with you to achieve your own individual goals through the use of talk and/or music therapy.  People may seek out mental health services for a multitude of reasons. These might include depression/anxiety, grief/loss, anger, relocation, divorce/separation, survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, mental health stability, gender exploration, sexuality exploration, identity exploration, childhood trauma, neurodiverse experiences, race/ethnicity struggles, career change/work-related stress, intimacy/sexuality concerns, relational concerns, drug and alcohol struggles, survivors of incest, general life stress, self worth, and so on.

GROUP MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Group mental health services can be a powerful place to find community and connection with others. We currently offer the following groups: 


Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Expansive support group for adults which meets every other Thursday from 6pm - 7:30pm EST. This group is intended to be a welcoming and inclusive space for those seeking to explore their gender as it intersects with other aspects of their identity and to connect with peers. The group may use music and the arts as resources as the group desires. Currently accepting new group members! 

FAQs about mental health services

ARE WE ABLE TO JUST TALK?

Absolutely! Our therapists have backgrounds in music therapy and counseling. We understand music as a resource, which means that you can choose whether it's a resource we bring into your therapeutic work. That might mean engaging in music one session and not in the next or not at all. Totally up to you!

WHAT IS A TYPICAL SESSION LIKE?

No two sessions are the same! Whether you're coming in for talk-based therapy, music therapy, or some combination, we tailor the space to you. Our biggest goal is to be flexible in our sessions so that we might sit with you in addressing whatever needs you might have, recognizing that these can shift from moment to moment. In our work, we believe that we are in constant states of becoming better and more authentic versions of ourselves, if we allow ourselves to do so. Our practices aim to be queer/LGBTQIA+, body, polyamory/consensual non-monogamy, BDSM/kink, disabled, neurodiversity, and gender affirmative as well as anti-racist.

CAN I ALSO ENGAGE IN GENDER AFFIRMING VOICEWORK?

Absolutely! It can be a really powerful experience to move back and forth between mental health-focused work and voice and gender-focused work. We've had some folx engage in both concurrently or start in one and shift to the other. It's all about meeting the needs that arise for you in the moment. 

FAQs about music therapy

WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

Music therapy is the use of music within a therapeutic relationship facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Depending on you and what you're wanting/needing to engage in, this can include a wide variety of healthcare needs related to social, emotional, communication, behavior, cognitive, physical/movement, and spiritual goals. A music therapist will support you by engaging in music and relaxation techniques, lyric/song analysis, songwriting, improvisation and active music-making, playlist creation, and using music with other forms of creative expression (e.g., art, poetry, dance, etc.). These creative experiences are often processed mutually within the therapeutic space to gain deeper understanding, make meaning, and relate these discoveries to your everyday life. At Becoming Through Sound, we specialize in mental health-focused music therapy as well as gender affirming voicework.

DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SING OR PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?

Not at all! Sometimes people feel nervous about using music in therapy out of a fear of not being able to "do it the right way" or that they're not a "trained musician." While this makes so much sense, what's awesome about music therapy is that techniques can be used to allow people of all musical and non-musical backgrounds to participate in music therapy in whatever way feels right for them. No background needed!