Living Spirit Therapy Services, LLC is a private practice in music therapy specializing in serving the elderly; individuals with neurologic issues such as stroke or Parkinson’s; and individuals in hospice or palliative care. Additionally, services are provided for individuals with mental health issues, and children and adults with other needs.
Music therapy really makes people connect. It’s the most helpful of all the therapies. It’s like you flip a switch and turn them on. I have to bring a camera next time! She just lights up to the music!
The music touches him ... You’re the only one who can make him smile. He doesn’t even smile for me ... He has his eyes open more for you than anyone else ... He really moves to the music.
You come here and give me peace through the music. It’s healing.
You do as much or more than doctors and nurses to make me feel better.
You are so wonderful, I just watched him settle down as you played.
About Music Therapy
Music therapy is an evidence-based allied health service similar to occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology that uses music as its therapeutic tool to address physical, cognitive, social, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and/or behavioral needs. Music therapy sessions are individualized to meet immediate needs in group and/or one-to-one formats.
Focus populations for this practice include but are not limited to:
- People with neurologic issues such as stroke or Parkinson’s disease
- Seniors in independent living, nursing homes, assisted living, and residential homes
- People needing palliative care and/or hospice care
- Adults and children with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and ADD/ADHD
- People with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain issues
- People suffering from anxiety or depression
- Mental health groups
- Adult wellness
Contact Living Spirit Therapy Services to find out more about how we assist our clients to develop, practice, and utilize skills and techniques to help them live rather than just survive and cope with illness and disability.
Melissa Spiess, M.M., MT-BC
Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow