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Music Therapy Conference

Building Empathy & Resilience in Adjudicated Youth

Image by Gabriel Gurrola


Thank you for taking the time to explore.

Rhythm and Truth, a Southern California-based leader in music & art therapy, offers evidence-based techniques nationwide.

We Provide Comprehensive Services Nationwide


Emphasizing cultural competency, mindfulness, social emotional learning, and trauma-informed care for children, adolescents, and adults in wellness & recovery

  • Nurture growth and transformation

  • Cultivate resilience and empathy

  • Adaptive STEAM curriculum

  • Robust professional development options for 
    healthcare professionals and teachers

What is Music and Art Therapy?

According to the American Music Therapy Association "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."


Per the American Art Therapy Association:

“Creative Arts Therapists are mental health professionals who use arts-based interventions and creative processes for optimizing mental health and wellness. They are trained and credentialed according to their distinct profession and each Creative Arts Therapy field is governed by a separate professional association with a unique scope of practice.”


Simply put, Music and Art Therapists use music and art to reach non-creative objectives relating to social, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual and holistic goals.

 If you need counseling, seek a professional mental health counselor. Some of our  music & art therapists are also  LMFTs and LCSWs. 

What Do We Do?

Our approach is customized to the group or individual.

Below is a menu of techniques we implement.


     Music Therapy Interventions:​​​

  • Drum Circles 

  • Movement & Dance

  • ​Songwriting & Lyric Writing 

  • Beat-making & Production 

  • Sound healing / Sound baths

  • Free-styling, Improvisation & Jamming

  • Recording, Music Videos & Performances 

  • Lyric analysis , Mindful Listening & Song sharing

  • Adaptive Music Lessons (instruments in all genres.)

  • Active Music Making, (drums, guitar, piano, singing, etc.) 

  • ​Creative Arts with Music (drum painting, album art, etc.)

    Art Therapy Interventions: 

  • Sensory Art

  • Drawing 

  • Painting

  • Collage

  • Sculpture

  • Poetry & Drama

  • Dance & Movement

  • Mask Making, Doll Making, Portraits

  • Collaborative Murals, Mindful Mandalas, Quilting

  • Altered Books, Creative Journals, Soul Collage

  • Land Art, Found Art

Flute Player in Orchestra

I am a hole in a flute that the Spirit's breath moves through...listen to this music

- Hafiz (adapted)

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