A Place To Be Helps People face, navigate, & overcome Life's Challenges using the Therapeutic Arts
We strive to be a leading, influential Therapeutic Arts organization with the heartbeat of operations located in Middleburg, Virginia. We are leaders in the field of "Performance Based Music Therapy" and in inclusionary programming whereby all participants are seen as equal and valuable with their unique gifts and challenges. In addition to our therapeutic services, our products, workshops and touring ensembles serve as tools for outreach, education, and inspiration.
Who We Serve
A Place To Be serves ALL ages with all challenges in the following categories:
Physical/Medical: i.e. cerebral palsy, cancer, Lyme Disease, Stroke, TBI
Behavioral/Learning: i.e. ADD, Dyslexia, Processing
Intellectual/Developmental: i.e. Autism, Down Syndrome
Social: i.e. Social Anxiety, bullied, shy
Life: i.e. parents divorce, job loss, grief, purpose, friendships, coping skills
Our Programs & Services:
Individuals work on Personal Therapeutic Goals through Music Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Drama Therapy, and Coaching/Counseling
Our medical music therapists serve patients in ICU, Palliative Care, Stroke, Oncology, COPD, Pediatrics, adult Mental Health, and outpatient rehab. (Our therapists also lead various therapy groups for Stroke, COPD, Oncology, adult mental health, and cardiac outpatients)
Multiple groups addressing social and emotional therapeutic needs of youth ages 10-22 are offered each week.
Our Nationwide-touring ensemble of theatrical productions that raise awareness and teach empathy and acceptance.
Our unique, alternative day program helping individuals gain life skills, communication for socialization & self-advocacy, personal development achievements, and independence goals.
A therapeutic hour of socialization, community & friendship between adults with developmental disabilities, community volunteers & Immersion participants.
We have multiple summer camp offerings in theater, music, and dance each year serving 100+ young people.
A Place To Be utilizes a multi-faceted, Expressive Arts approach unlike any other in the therapeutic field. We create specialized plans tailored to meet our clients' needs and goals. Our programs implement a diverse blend of music, drama, art, movement, and performance elements which come together to create a full and enriching experience.
Our performance-based model creates a unique opportunity for our clients to overcome life challenges through the expressive arts on-stage. This aspect of our organization also helps to spread messages of love, empathy, inclusion, and acceptance to everyone in the community of all ages to help open up new perspectives and facilitate conversations through our touring performance groups, as part of The Same Sky Project.