The Cadenza Center for Psychotherapy and the Arts

At the Cadenza Center for Psychotherapy and the Arts, a dedicated roster of therapists, educational and behavioral consultants treat the developmental, emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral needs of both adults and children. Founded in 2001 by Michelle Hintz, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist and board-certified music therapist, the Cadenza Center provides general services including individual and family therapy incorporating active treatment strategies such as sensory integration, DIR/Floortime, and social pragmatics.

Patients come to the Cadenza Center for treatment of a wide range of diagnoses, from test anxiety in children to adults with complex clinical profiles, multiple diagnoses, and challenging situations. The team also treats children and adolescents who are hospitalized. In South Florida, Dr. Hintz is particularly well-known for her work with individuals that have limited verbal skills and aggressive or oppositional tendencies.

Educational Services. Cadenza Center professionals perform evaluations for learning disabilities, conduct and behavioral disorders, autism, mood and personality disorders. They are available to attend IEPs and conduct school visits, and frequently consult with other professionals to coordinate treatment strategies. Dr. Hintz serves as an expert witness in legal cases in criminal and family court, and also works with young adults struggling with relationship and work issues.

Virtual School. Children who need a unique, structured learning environment can attend virtual school at Cadenza Center, receiving individualized instruction with expert tutors, and facilitating the inclusion of frequent, brief individual and family therapy sessions. This comprehensive, coordinated approach to education and therapy creates a seamless structure for developmental growth in kids with unique challenges.

Creative arts. Music therapy and art therapy are used in combination with traditional outpatient psychotherapy. This integrated approach is incorporated into the Cadenza Center’s after-school enrichment and summer camp programs, which were among the first offered to children with special needs in Broward County.

ABA. At the Cadenza Center, individual child-directed ABA, social and self-care skills, and play therapy can be incorporated into the patient’s treatment plan.

At the Cadenza Center, children and families with unique challenges find treatment, acceptance and hope.

Cadenza Center for Psychotherapy & the Arts
450 N. Park Road, Suite 400
Hollywood, Florida 33021
954-925-3191

Michelle Hintz, Psy.D.

Dr_Michelle_HintzMichelle Hintz, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, board-certified music therapist and founder/owner of the Cadenza Center for Psychotherapy and the Arts, Inc. At the Cadenza Center in Hollywood, she is joined by a roster of therapists, educational and behavioral consultants who work on developmental, emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral needs.

Dr. Hintz treats adults, children and their families using cognitive behavioral, developmental, and systems-oriented frameworks. At Cadenza Center, her patients include children with complex clinical profiles, multiple diagnoses, and challenging situations, including the treatment of children and adolescents who are hospitalized or involved with the legal system.

In South Florida, Dr. Hintz is known for her work with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder during the past twenty years, including those who have limited verbal skills and aggressive or oppositional tendencies. Dr. Hintz regularly conducts school visits, attends IEP meetings, and consults with other professionals to coordinate treatment strategies. She has served numerous times as an expert witness in court and is recognized as an expert in the diagnosis, treatment and management of autism spectrum disorders

A longtime member of the Continuing Education Committee of the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), Dr. Hintz is highly-sought after as a presenter at local and national conferences on topics ranging from music therapy to psychology. She sits on the editorial board of two national, peer-reviewed journals and her writing credits include several chapters in textbooks. In 2011, she co-authored Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Developmental Health, published by
Barcelona Publishers.