Music and Art Therapy are clinically effective treatments for many different types 
of disabilities and other challenges, even in those who are resistive to traditional 
treatment approaches. Music and Art Therapy are used to improve and enhance 
the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages by setting 
specific goals accomplished through the creative process. Some areas that music 
and art therapists assist individuals are in mental health, Autism spectrum 
disorders/developmental delays, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, pain 
management, crisis and trauma, and traumatic brain injury.

Music Therapy FAQ

GROUP THERAPY FOR CHILDREN THROUGH ADULTS
Groups provide many opportunities to work on social skills and broader goals involving communication and listening to others. Sessions are designed to help a group with similar needs meet their goals. All groups can be music therapy, art therapy, or in some cases, a combination of the two. Group Therapy can focus on:

  • Expression and Regulation of Feelings and Behavior
  • Socialization Goals such as Engagement, Empathy and Eye Contact
  • Learning Goals
  • Memory/Cognition
  • Language and Speech
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Safe and Organized Sensory Stimulation
  • Communication Goals
  • Developmental Goals

To register for music or art therapy please fill out this questionnaire.

Individual Art & Music Therapy
Individual sessions enable the therapist to work on the specific needs of the client, encouraging self-expression and creative development. For new students, we offer a 6-week Trial to ensure that this program is a good fit!

Workshops & Trainings
Informational workshops focus on adapting art and music to special populations. Corporate team building through the creative process helps focus groups on a common goal that is fun and engaging. Let us design a presentation for your next group.

To Schedule a Consultation
Contact: Ginna Macdonald (music therapy) at ginna@pmaconline.org or by calling 603-431-4278.
​PMAC does not currently have an Art Therapist on staff, but our office can make recommendations if you are seeking Art Therapy.

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Krempels Center Member Jackie shares a piece of her artwork during a group art and music therapy event
Ginna Macdonald works with a music therapy student.