It’s time for Washington to embrace the transformative power of music therapy and take action to protect patients by licensing music therapists. The Legislature should pass SB 5214, sponsored by Sens. Noel Frame and Annette Cleveland. From improving cognitive function to relieving PTSD symptoms, music therapy has the ability to facilitate healing and recovery. Licensure would provide the necessary oversight and accountability to safeguard patients and increase equitable access to care. By ensuring that music therapists are properly trained and regulated, we can support the highest quality of care for those in need. Let’s acknowledge the healing potential of music therapy and take action to support recovery.

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