Healing Sounds Music Therapy has a new clinic in Midlothian! Healing Sounds is so excited to have their very own space to provide individual music therapy, music therapy social skills groups, and adaptive lessons for their clients.
They will be accepting new clients in this new space starting on Monday, July 31st.
Tiny Sounds is an early childhood music class focused on play, music, dance, learning and bonding with family!
This is a FREE class!
Monday, June 26 at 3:30 PM
Three Chopt Presbyterian Church
9315 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, Virginia 23229
ABA therapy is designed to increase adaptive skills and provide effective behavior training for individuals ages 2-21 that are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD). These services are offered in the home or in our development center.
A child that is eligible for Autism Services usually experiences problems in one or more of the following areas:
A long time ago while I was in college studying music, I had this dream of reaching people through music. At that time, my dream was to be on Broadway singing for the masses. During my studies, I met Anna McChesney at a rush event for a sorority I eventually joined. I remember her introduction so clearly, “Hi! My name is Anna! I want to be a music therapist and open my own private practice!”. She was so enthusiastic, inviting, and warm. It was hard not to believe in her big dream! She told me all about music therapy. After that meeting, I went to the registrar’s office and changed my major from vocal performance to music therapy.
“If someone needs my help for anything, I’m there. I’ll be the friend they can count on to listen to them and give them advice on whatever issues they may be facing. But I can’t ask for help for myself. It’s just too hard.”
Editor’s Note- Meet Elsie, her mom Melanie shares this with us and how HOPE THERAPY has helped so much.
Elsie is 5 years old and loves to laugh and play with musical instruments. She has a great disposition and rolls with whatever comes her way. Elsie has a 10 year old brother who enjoys sports and video games. Both mom and dad work with mom as a social worker and a dad as a librarian. The family enjoys spending time at the beach and in the winter going skiing.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is the leading cause of disability among individuals between the ages of 15-44 in the United States, however, individuals of any age, including children, can experience depression. Symptoms of depression in youth can vary from child to child and according to developmental age. It has been noted to be one of the most common mental health issues in youth, with a prevalence of 2.5% (Birmaher et al., 1996) in children, increasing from between 4-8% in the beginning of adolescence up to 25% by the end of adolescence (Kessler et al, 2001). Depression can be a serious problem resulting in detrimental effects on family and peer relationships, academic performance, self-esteem, satisfaction with life, sleep and diet. Additionally, there is a significant risk of developing self-harming behaviors, eating disorders, addictions, and suicide when depression symptoms are present.
Disney Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ is a delightful, most enjoyable film. This movie gives us
many opportunities for some important lessons on the nature of our emotions and
how to make sense of them. Learning to regulate emotions is an ongoing lesson for
the Builders & Gamers group at Autastic Avenues. ‘Inside Out’ inspires us to offer
our clients activities with some fun application as we work to increase executive
function skills, critical thinking and how to respond flexibly rather than react when
we deal with the unexpected in our daily life.
TMS NeuroHealth Centers offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS Therapy), a breakthrough non-drug medical treatment option for individuals suffering with depression who’ve failed to respond to antidepressants. TMS is a non-invasive, non-sedative, non-drug therapy that uses pulsating magnetic fields to induce electrical currents in the brain which depolarizes local neurons, releasing neurotransmitters and can reach deeper areas of the brain via neuropathways. This improves blood flow and glucose metabolism in the stimulated regions, resulting in improved mood.
TMS was first cleared by the FDA in 2008 for patients with a major depressive disorder diagnosis and have failed to benefit from one antidepressant. TMS is now covered by Anthem, Optima, United, Medicare and most recently, Humana. Each has its own criteria for coverage and our patient consultants go over this with you prior to making any treatment decisions with our physicians. It requires about an hour long appointment, Monday through Friday, for six to nine weeks. Patients remain awake during TMS, and can resume normal activities, including driving, immediately after the treatment completes. Patients feel a light tapping at the site of treatment while treatment is ongoing, and they hear something similar to a MRI, but most refer to it as a “woodpecker” sound.
Our Richmond office is located in Glen Allen, convenient to Innsbrook and I-295. It’s headed by our Medical Director, Dr. William Sauve, who prefers to be called Will by his patients. Will began his career as a psychiatrist in the Navy, and was deployed to Iraq, headed the Navy’s third largest inpatient unit in the world, and helped build the country’s second largest civilian program treating war veterans here in Virginia. In 2014, he joined TMS NeuroHealth Centers and now heads both our Richmond and Charlottesville locations.
We offer no-cost consults for potential patients to come in and learn more prior to meeting with our physicians. During this we can go over TMS, what it is, what it’s not, how it works, and discuss any insurance questions patients may have. To learn more about TMS and TMS NeuroHealth Centers please visit TMSNeuro.com.
Treehouse Pediatric Therapy is EXCITED for summer! We are pleased to offer summer camps and groups this year! Our summer sessions will offer a variety of options for children with varying needs including social skills, play skills, self-regulation, fine motor, feeding and food exploration, and music. Please see our handout or visit our website for more information and camp descriptions!