TES offers music and art therapy in our therapeutic school and family-centered clinics. Our highly trained and licensed providers work collaboratively to help our clients meet their unique goals using evidenced based practices and innovative solutions.
Our art therapy providers use a combination of psychological and art-based treatments to assess and serve clients of all ages and diagnoses. Art therapists are trained in using art as a tool of communication for clients who struggle with discussing difficult topics and mental health challenges.
Our music therapists use music as a method of developing skills and connecting with clients.
Music therapy can be used to address a number of behavioral and emotional challenges including managing stress, improving communication and social skills, expressing feelings, and exploring difficult emotions. The benefits of music therapy are supported by research. Specifically, research has found music therapy to benefit individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Direct Services - Art Therapy
Art therapy sessions may include, but are not limited to, painting, collaging, writing, drawing, sculpting and using art media as a means of expression. Treatment typically begins with use a variety of art-based assessments such as House-Tree-Person (HTP), Draw-a-Person (DAP), and Draw-a-Person-in-the-Rain (DAP-R) in order to give insight about a child’s personality, stressors, defenses and coping skills. Art therapists work with clients experiencing a range of anxiety, trauma, depression, social difficulties across the lifespan. Specifically, art therapy can be beneficial for children who struggle with verbalizing their emotions. Art interventions are used to prompt discussions and allow a safe, creative space for clients to process, learn or heal based on their therapeutic goals. Treatment progress is monitored using a range of empirically supported measures.
Direct Services - Music Therapy
Our music therapists assess emotional well-being, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses. The music therapist then designs music interventions for individuals and groups based on client needs. Our music therapists use a variety of techniques and skills to help clients meet their treatment goals.
Our art and music therapists encourage a multisystemic and collaborative team approach. Together with parents, caregivers, school staff and other therapists, as appropriate, our art and music therapists create a treatment plan and therapeutic goals based on our client’s individual needs.