About Music Therapy

• Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. (American Music Therapy Association).

• Music therapy addresses behavioral, physical, psychological, communicative, sensory, motor, cognitive, and/or social functioning.

What makes BSI unique

  •  BSI’s board certified music therapists create music interventions specifically designed to encourage improvement in those non-musical goal areas. 

  • For this reason, all music therapy sessions are unique to develop skills where there is a need and to enhance an individual’s abilities while utilizing an individual’s music preferences to increase motivation.

  • Those receiving music therapy services through BSI can expect ongoing assessment, treatment planning, and progress reporting to continue to address needs and develop skills.

  • Music therapy at BSI is provided in individual or group settings.

  • BSI was the first music therapy waiver provider in Northwest Indiana.


• Services are primarily funded through the Indiana Medicaid Waivers for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, contracts, and private pay.

• Insurance reimbursement for music therapy services may be available depending on the company and policy.

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E-mail: sharris@behaviorspecialists.net

Phone: (219)-462-6705 ext. 103

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