"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
- Maya Angelou
RICHMOND MUSIC THERAPY
A different approach to therapy
Richmond Music Therapy is a private practice founded by Allie Longworth, MS, MT-BC, which serves adults and adolescents with a variety of mental health and rehabilitative needs through a combination of talk and music with a board-certified music therapist.
MUSIC THERAPY ASSESSMENT
The first session is an assessment in order for us to set goals together and explore how music therapy might help you achieve those goals. An example of a goal may be to decrease stress in your life. An individual assessment session is also a required prerequisite for group sessions to make sure the group is the best fit for you.
An individual session typically lasts 60 minutes. Each session is documented as part of a treatment plan and is designed to meet specific goals and objectives.
Group sessions last 60-90 minutes and typically meet weekly for a set period of time (typically 8-12 weeks). Group members are assessed individually and placed in a group that best matches their needs and personalities. Because groups are put together thoughtfully and not first come, first serve, there is a waiting period. Group sizes are small (4-8) in order to maximize therapeutic value.
8 SESSION PACKAGE - RECORD A SONG
Maybe you are not ready to commit to long-term therapy but you would like some extra support right now. Or maybe you have always wanted to write music and learn to express yourself in a new way. Committing to an 8-session package allows you to build a relationship with a music therapist, create a meaningful recording you can take with you, and learn more about yourself and the creative process along the way.
BONNY METHOD OF GUIDED IMAGERY AND MUSIC
I am a practitioner of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM), a music-centered modality developed to provide the client with a an effective and unique experience of insight and consciousness. This modality requires an additional several years of training and supervision and requires a graduate degree in a therapeutic field.