UH Samaritan Music Therapy

The Music Therapy Program at UH-Samaritan Medical Center is made possible by the Samaritan Hospital Foundation and Connor Integrative Health Network. The program will provide services for inpatients, outpatients, staff, and community members.

Music therapy is the use of musical intervention to address non-musical goals, where a credentialed professional facilitates a professional relationship with staff, patients and/or their family members.

The program here in Ashland is provided under the direction of Angel Foss, MS, MT-BC. Angel is a board certified music therapist, certified vibrational sound therapist, and certified drums alive® facilitator. She has 20+ years in the music field as a music therapist, performer, educator, songwriter, and recording artist. Angel is a multi-instrumentalist, though playing guitar and drumming are her passions. She has experience with individual, group, and community music therapy. Her services touch all age groups and abilities, and address a variety of needs and diagnoses. She also brings previous experience in program development and community engagement.

To contact Angel you can call: 419-289-0491 ext. 3038 or email: Angelique.Foss@UHhospitals.org

How does the program work?

Inpatient Services: (by referral)  

One-on-one music therapy sessions for inpatients who are experiencing pain, anxiety, depression, or who have other needs that can be addressed through the use of music.

Outpatient Services: 

One-on-one and group music therapy sessions that include active music making, songwriting, music-assisted relaxation, clinical improvisations and therapeutic drumming for needs such as pain management; before and after procedure anxiety; and emotional expression.

Community Services:

One-on-one music therapy sessions for a variety of needs and populations. Groups that focus on promoting health in the community through instrumental workshops, various wellness classes and other musical opportunities based on local needs. Opportunity will also be provided to work in collaboration with community agencies to promote well -being in our community.

Staff Services:

Individual and group educational and experiential music therapy sessions for self-care aimed at reducing occupational stress.

For more information about UH Music Therapy Click HERE.

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For more information on music therapy for community needs Click HERE.