Music Therapy at CFCArts

CFCArts is proud to partner with AdventHealth to offer a Music Therapy Program with Board Certified Music Therapist, Ashley Lewis.

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is a licensed and credentialed health profession that uses evidence-based research to design music interventions for people of all ages and abilities to meet non-musical goals in a non-threatening environment.

Music therapy goals work within some of the following domains such as: cognitive, communication, physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual, to name only a few.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to reach non-musical goals such as: Managing Stress, Alleviating Pain, Expressing Feelings, Enhancing Memory, Improving Communication, Promoting Physical Rehabilitation, and Promoting Wellness

  • Zoom/Telehealth Music Therapy: Zoom/Telehealth sessions offer many of the same benefits as in-person sessions and are a great option for clients who are unable to receive in-person services. During your free consultation, we can discuss the option of telehealth and provide instructions about setting up virtual services.
    **Individual clients and groups are current run virtually until CDC guidelines for social gatherings improve. We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and adapt safety procedures as necessary.
  • Individual Music Therapy Sessions: Individual music therapy sessions are typically 30 minutes in length. Following an initial assessment, you or your caregiver will collaborate with one of our music therapists to establish goals for music therapy. Our music therapists consider your specific needs, musical preferences, and cultural identity, and offer flexibility as your needs may change over time
  • Group Music Therapy Sessions: Group music therapy sessions are typically 30 min to 1 hour in length. Following group assessment, music therapists will establish goals for group that attend to specific needs, musical preferences, and cultural identity, and offer flexibility in scheduling.
  • Group Services: If you have a group who you believe could benefit from a group music therapy session we are always interested in suggestions. Groups currently being served include the following populations: At-Risk Youth (Zebra, PACE, Impower), Special Education/Individuals with Disabilities(Quest, CECO), Older Adults with Neurodegenerative Diseases (Parkinson’s Choir, Dementia), Mental Health (VA), and Wellness Groups (Pain Management and Self-Care).
  • Free Consultation: If you are curious about how music therapy can serve your needs or the needs of your loved one, we offer a free informal consultation via email, phone, or video chat. For facilities interested in providing music therapy services to clients, we can provide either a virtual free consultation to discuss how music therapy can serve your facility.

To find out more information please contact Ashley Lewis at ashley@cfcarts.com

Ashley comes to CFCArts with degrees in psychology from the University of Central Florida, vocal performance from Florida International University and a masters in music therapy from Florida State University. Ashley’s extensive experience in performance and teaching stems from living in New York City for several years working as a professional performer and music teacher at School of Rock.

Youth Outreach

Music therapists use teens favorite music and music activities, structured counseling, and mentorship to establish self and group empowerment with a special emphasis on:

  • Positive Socialization
  • Creative Expression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Communication skills
  • Compliance

Zebra Coalition Network of organizations, which provide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all youth (LGBTQ+) ages 13 – 24. The Coalition assists young people facing homelessness, bullying, isolation from their families, and physical, sexual and drug abuse with individualized programs to guide them to recovery and stability.

PACE (future site) Pace is a day-program, empowering middle and high school aged young women to complete their education, build self-esteem and develop strong life skills. Pace Orange employs a team of certified teachers and masters-level counselors trained in strength-based, trauma-informed and gender-responsive care to help each girl reach their potential.

IMPOWER! IMPOWER is a leading non-profit mental health, substance misuse and child well-being organization dedicated to empowering the lives of those in need by offering personal attention, counseling, assistance and inspiration to help them reach their full potential and achieve individual success.

Special Education and Individuals with Disabilities

Music Therapy uses music to structure interventions designed for individuals with autism, Down syndrome, emotional disabilities, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing impairments, visual impairments, and language & communication deficits

  • Social skills
  • Cognitive & academic skills
  • Communication & language
  • Gross & fine motor skill
  • Self-help skills or leisure skills

Quest Inc Quest’s vocational services programs provide support and options for individuals with developmental disabilities seeking meaningful work opportunities as well as life-skills development activities that meet their specific needs and align with their life goals.

CECO CECO’s mission is to transform the lives of children and adults with neurological motor disabilities so that they may achieve their greatest level of independence through conductive education; integrating physical, cognitive, and social skills. (6 classes) 3 hours.

Lighthouse Lighthouse offers an optimal blend of proven rehabilitation training and real world application to help individuals of all ages, who live with any degree of vision loss, adjust to their reality with grace and confidence so that they can remain active, productive members of our community.

Older Adults

Our music therapists provide group and individual services targeting the unique needs of people with Parkinson’s and related diseases. Through familiar singing, cognitive stimulation activities, and movement activities, our therapists give participants the unique opportunity to

  • Increased Communication
  • Increase motor strength,
  • Vocal Health
  • Speech Intelligibility
  • Mental Health
  • PTSD
  • Mood

Parkinson’s Choir Additional services to the AdventHealth Neurologic Music Therapy therapeutic singing choir.

Veterans Affairs (VA) VA provides support for a variety of mental health conditions and other challenges. Each of these pages includes resources, information on treatment options, and more.

Wellness

Music Therapists provides group and individual sessions improve overall health outcomes including:​

  • Quality of Life
  • Improved Mood
  • Decreased Anxiety
  • Group Cohesion

AdventHealth

Self-Care Relaxation Group Group to increase relaxation, coping skills, and provide psychoeducation on wellness and self-care.

Pain Management Group Group to decrease anxiety, depression and reduce pain.

Community Care Group Group for those who have multiple admissions to AdventHealth.

$30 Individual 30-Minute Session

Pay for 30-Minute Individual Session

For individual music therapy clients, click here to pay for a 30 minute sesssion.
$30 Individual 30-Minute Session
$60 Individual 60-Minute Session

Pay for 60-Minute Individual Session

For individual music therapy clients, click here to pay for a 60 minute sesssion.
$60 Individual 60-Minute Session