Parents & Caregivers
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Deborah Spiegel MT-BC, CCHt, draws from many tools to help support you and/or your child.
Services are provided in Paonia, Colorado or in some cases over the phone or internet.
Click on the tabs below for complete details on each of the strategies utilized.
Expect noticeable results.
Marlena is a 16 year old who feels shy and doesn't try in school. She wants to change her ways but finds it difficult. She is brilliant, and beautiful, but is struggling with feelings of worthlessness and failure.
We listened to some songs and she shared how the lyrics relate to her: " So many times I've messed up. I feel like I'm slowly dying away inside."
Then we did a guided imagery journey. She imagined being in a safe place in nature and was met by a "wise one" who had a message for her that can help her in her life. She stated that " When I feel depressed, I can go there and be undepressed. I learned how to keep out of trouble and accomplish what I want. It made me feel like someone's got my back and cares."
Next we did a song writing activity. She wrote "I can get through this because I know that I can do anything I put my mind to."
She started practicing the DBT skill of opposite action to emotion which led her to creating some new friendships and participating more in school. Taking the action of participating even though she didn't feel like it.
We continued to work in layers using similar strategies both individually and in groups.
She has succeeded in accomplishing positive results in her life. She believes in herself.
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"My son was having problems in school. His teacher reports that his behavior in the classroom has improved. She said to keep doing whatever you're doing, it works!" Mom of a 12 year old.
I've helped hundreds of people- adults, children and teens - finally succeed in bringing about real, lasting and nourishing changes in their lives.
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First we determine your child's strengths and needs, and identify the gap between where your child is and where they want to be, establishing their target objectives and therapeutic goals.. Your child will partake in individual &/or group experiences that utilize a combination of proven strategies to best meet those goals.
We start by building rapport through music. Using imagery they connect with their inner wisdom and some nurturing inner resources. Sprinkle in some coping skills (DBT Skills), and anchor with some creative activity such as song writing or drawing.
Are you a teen who's been through a lot?
Or a parent seeking solutions for your child?
Drawing from a toolkit which includes music therapy, guided imagery, hypnotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, and more, Deborah will determine the best course of action to help your child to set and meet their therapy goals.
DBT informed Music Therapy Groups for Adolescents
Adolescents love their music! This is a great way to reach teens and open the door for self exploration, self expression, and learning DBT skills for mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Can include listening to music, lyric analysis, song-writing, movement, playing instruments, singing, drumming, relaxing to music, guided imagery , and more to reach non-musical goals. No musical talent or experience needed.
Family Music Therapy
Experience a safe environment where family tensions can melt away and transform into humor and fun. This can have lasting effects by creating bridges through which family members can better get to know each other's feelings as well as unique talents and abilities. No musical knowledge or proficiency required.
On site Groups
You can invite Deborah Spiegel MT-BC to come to your facility and provide groups for your population.
"I love listening to music and talking about the lyrics. It helps me understand myself better. I liked writing my own songs that express how I'm feeling." 16 year old
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to Worthy, Confident, & Empowered!
" Deborah Spiegel has provided invaluable treatment for adolescents as a Music Therapist. She has often been able to assist teens with healing from traumas and finding/developing inner strength to address their treatment. Further, she is a skilled DBT group leader. " Deborah Pool LCSW, Social Worker
DBT Skills Groups
Child or Adolescent Music Therapy Group
Family Music Therapy Group
Individual Sessions for Mom &/ or Dad
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Services are available in Paonia, Colorado & in some cases over the telephone or internet.
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