Our Music Therapy Practice
Jammin’ Jenn Music Therapy, owned and operated by Jennifer Pacht-Goodman, began it’s quest to help children with special needs in 2009. Currently the practice is expanding to conduct music therapy with special needs adults as well. Our practice currently sees approximately 60 individuals for one on one therapy weekly. The Jammin’ Jenn music therapy studio is located in Watchung, NJ (Somerset County). In addition, we travel to homes in most areas of New Jersey as well as three boroughs of New York (Manhattan, Brooklyn, & Staten Island).
We also conduct group music therapy programs for those with special needs in various locations and settings throughout New Jersey. Please see our music therapy services page for more information.
Plans for added staff will enable our practice to expand even further throughout the tri-state area.
The Team of Music Therapists
The staff of music therapists at Jammin’ Jenn Music Therapy is a very special bunch. They are all highly credentialed at a bare minimum. A degree, an advanced degree, and board certification as a music therapist is important – no doubt. Our therapists are highly educated, trained, and certified. In addition, they also all have extensive experience in the special needs arena – our practice’s area of focus.
As a requirement to work for Jammin’ Jenn, our music therapists must play the guitar very well. The guitar is the dominant instrument in our practice as it perhaps one of the most dynamic instruments allowing for the greatest flexibility and adaptation in our music therapy sessions. The guitar also affords mobility in a session – the ability to move around and adjust to the physicality and movement of an individual receiving therapy. Piano is a mandatory second instrument. And, of course they must sing well. Many of our clients have expressive language delays and/or a lack of verbal communication. As a result voice/singing is used extensively in our sessions facilitating a ‘voice’ for the client.
Yes, Jammin’ Jenn therapists are educated, credentialed, trained, experienced, and great musicians. But that is not why they are outstanding therapists. What makes our staff special is their energy and passion. When you work with us our authenticity shines. Our clients tell us this is what makes us special. For sure we bring skill to those we work with. But then, we conduct therapy with incomparable energy and determination for not good, not great, but outstanding results. The extra mile we go is in how much we sincerely care about the best interest of the family and the individual being treated. Please! – visit our testimonials page and view what our clients are saying about us and our work. We are also glad to make references available for individual or group therapy. Please contact us for references.