How to Start Services

  1. Make a referral
    Please complete our referral form below and return by email, fax, or mail. You may also contact us to make a referral.

    *For group sessions within facilities, please contact us to set up a meeting where we can discuss needed frequency, group size and goals to be addressed.


  2. Schedule an intake
    An intake is a verbal conversation involving important members of the participant’s treatment team. We’ll talk about the participants strengths, needs, and preferences. This process allows the team to build rapport and assist the music therapist in goal planning.


  3. Schedule and Conduct a Music Therapy Assessment
    WBMT uses the Individualized Music Therapy Assessment (IMTAP). This is a standardized assessment procedure that will offer comprehensive data on the participant and will help to generate appropriate goals and objectives for a treatment plan.


  4. Develop Treatment Plan
    This process will take up to 3 weeks. Once the assessment sessions are completed, your music therapist will develop a plan for you.


  5. Begin Sessions
    You will be assigned a standing appointment each week. During sessions, therapeutic interventions may include instrument playing, moving to music, singing, listening to music, and songwriting.


  6. Documenting Progress
    Each session, data is collected on the objectives outlined in the treatment plan. Session notes are written and progress summaries are submitted at a frequency arranged by the team.