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Chileda Shine Music Therapy

Chileda Shine Music Therapy is an evidence-based practice offering youth the opportunity to sing, write their own music, dance and play a variety of instruments while helping them reach their individualized goals.

In sessions, clients may play guitars, keyboards, maracas, tambourines, drums, or xylophones.

While making music, clients are learning and practicing skills. Songs stimulate and reinforce communication. Social skills can be addressed by targeting interpersonal interaction through instrument play. Music experiences are set up to support development of executive function as clients plan, make decisions, and communicate choices when writing songs. Emotion regulation can be addressed by expressing emotions through musical play, and by writing songs to help identify feelings.

Music therapy through Chileda Shine uses a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)-informed approach. This focus uses music to teach and reinforce skills in the areas of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal interaction.

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Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children and families? Join our team of dedicated professionals today and help each of our clients be seen in their best light.

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