Image description: Header reads ‘Music Therapy’ on a blue rectangle in the bottom left-hand corner. O.P.G. Music Therapist, Carolyn, holds a guitar and smiles at a person supported in a music therapy session (the back of his head can be seen at the bottom right-hand corner).

Music Therapy is an evidence-based profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address day-to-day needs. This therapy can focus on skill development in many areas including communication, cognition, motor, emotional and social skills. The Music Therapist will structure the therapy sessions to foster this skill development while using preferred instruments and music.

We Offer Music Therapy in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion, Greencastle, and the surrounding areas. Additionally, we offer individual and group therapy sessions. 

Internships

We are devoted to teaching new professionals through our extensive internship and practicum placements. We are accredited through the American Music Therapy Association (link is highlighted to access the A.M.T.A’s website). If you are interested in pursuing an internship with O.P.G., please review the requirements/openings (link is highlighted to access requirements/openings).  

Below is a video introducing Opportunities for Positive Growth’s Music Therapy Services. Click the red and white arrow to play.

Closed captioning is available.

Lindsey Wright, Executive Director of Therapies and Advancement for Opportunities for Positive Growth. Image description: Lindsey smiles outside of the Fishers O.P.G. office. She is wearing a black shirt with a black, white and red patterned scarf. In the background are blurred, green bushes.

Image description: Lindsey smiles outside of the Fishers O.P.G. office. She is wearing a black shirt with a black, white and red patterned scarf. In the background are blurred, green bushes.

Meet Lindsey, Executive Director of
Therapies and Advancement

Lindsey came to Opportunities for Positive Growth fresh out of college and has been here for over 10 years.  She obtained a B.A. in Music Therapy along with a minor in psychology from Indiana University-Fort Wayne. She also completed her Neurologic Music Therapist training at Colorado State University. Lindsey has helped to support the growth of music therapy at O.P.G. from a small therapy department, to one with over 21 full-time therapists. She enjoys serving the music therapy field through her four-year stent as President of the State Music Therapy Association and is now involved in efforts to increase access to music therapy through government relations work.

Andy Panayides, Director of Music Therapy for Opportunities for Positive Growth. Image description: Andy smiles against a black background. He is wearing a black and grey checkered button-down shirt and has a tight-trimmed beard.

Image description: Andy smiles against a black background. He is wearing a black and grey checkered button-down shirt and has a tight-trimmed beard.

Meet Andy, Director of Music Therapy

Andy received his bachelor’s degree in music technology from New York University in 2003. He completed his master’s degree in music therapy at University of Miami in 2013. where he published a thesis, The Role of Personality and Mood in Music-Use During a High-Cognitive Demand Task (link is highlighted to read Andy’s thesis). Andy is currently serving as editor of the Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association. In the past, Andy has also served as Vice President of the Association for Indiana Music Therapy. He also launched and coordinates the group music therapy program at O.P.G.

Outside of work, Andy enjoys playing music with his wife, cycling, and exploring new restaurants.

O.P.G. Pursuit Podcast: below is an interview with Lauren Berger. Click the arrow to play.

Transcript available here


"At O.P.G. Inc., our board-certified music therapists are focused on fostering a person's growth through music! We work on skills needed for everyday life, through musical interventions. For instance, we might play the piano to work on the independent finger movement needed to type homework on a computer keyboard. We would love the opportunity to help you or a loved one reach your goals through music!"
Lindsey Wright, Executive Director of Therapies and Advancement for Opportunities for Positive Growth. Image description: Lindsey smiles outside of the Fishers O.P.G. office. She is wearing a black shirt with a black, white and red patterned scarf. In the background are blurred, green bushes.
Lindsey Wright
Executive Director of Therapies and Advancement

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