The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors through filtered music. As a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, the SSP acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal nerve stimulator, helping to re-tune the nervous system to better support connection, collaboration and resilience.
The SSP involves listening to specially filtered music through headphones alongside a provider, in-person or remotely. Suitable for children and adults, the SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and more.
Insurance companies will not cover SSP services. If you plan to use your insurance you may participate in the program while in the office receiving therapeutic services by the therapist.
If you would like to participate remotely (even via Telehealth) in the program, you will have to pay out of pocket for the service. If you participate initially with therapist and it is decided that some listening can be done your own, you will have to pay a fee. Fees are determined based upon the therapeutic path chosen.