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 therapists work in a variety of different settings such as hospitals, schools, rehabilitation facilities, mental health centers, and nursing homes. The goals of a music therapy session depend on the specific needs of the patient and may be addressed through a number of interventions such as songwriting, receptive music listening, lyric analysis, and movement to music.

Goals

  • Increase communication
  • Enhance memory
  • Increase social interaction
  • Promote wellness
  • Increase self-expression
  • Decrease pain perception
  • Improve motor skills
  • Increase on-task behavior
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve academics

Who Benefits from Music Therapy

People of all ages and abilities can benefit from music therapy including the following populations and conditions: Alzheimer's & Dementia ADD & ADHD Autism Acute or Chronic Pain Bereavement Caregivers Developmental Disabilities Hospice Care School-Aged Children Mental Health Needs Brain Injuries Parkinson's Physical Disabilities Sensory Impairment Terminal Illness Substance Abuse Special Needs Premature Infants Hospitalized Patients Wellness Needs
Amber Colliver Music Therapist

Amber Colliver

MM, MT-BC, NICU-MT

Amber Colliver is the owner of Wellness Music Therapy Center, LLC. She is a board-certified music therapist who holds a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from the University of Louisville and a master’s degree in music therapy from the University of Kentucky. She has additional certification in Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapy (NICU-MT). Amber completed her internship training at UK HealthCare in Lexington, KY, providing medical music therapy in multiple areas throughout the hospital. She also has experience working with children and adolescents with special needs. Amber is passionate about expanding music therapy services in Lexington, Kentucky and making music therapy resources available to the community.