Startag* is an online music platform that serves as your life DJ. We change the way people get help with facing life's challenges by providing them the right music at the right time.
Our music processes your situation & helps you change your mindset in a convenient, discreet and affordable manner so you move forward.
Our LifeDJs have all changed their lives through music. You will be matched with a board certified music therapist that understands your situation, your goals and your music preferences.
Our team includes music therapists, psychologists, life coaches, neuroscientists & musicians to find the song that sets you free.
Startag* may be right for you if you're looking to improve the quality of your life & love music. Whenever there is anything that interferes with your happiness, we may be able to help.
Music speeds up recovery and provides consistent emotional support so you can make healthy decisions for your life.
Our music helps psychologically. The playlists on the platforms are genre based, hit based & mood based however they are not geared towards your life. You have to find the right song.
We eliminate the search.
Please note, we are not a substitute for therapy. We know you're dealing with tough issues. Therapy may be once a week. We're here for you before and after therapy.
We are here to give you an extra level of care.
If you are in a life threatening situation
Call 911 for an emergency or:
+1 (800) 273-8255: National Suicide Prevention
+1 (800) 799-7233: National Domestic Violence
The cost of our program varies. Please contact us for further details.
Great! You will receive a welcome e-mail & a link to set up an initial assessment within 24 hours. We're looking forward to meeting you!
Our music will be delivered via email and app. Once you tell us what service you use (Spotify etc.), we'll tailor it for your platform.
You can use different ways at different times as you wish, based on your needs & availability:
We'll chat over Zoom based on our schedules. We'll discuss what's going on, progress over the last week, obstacles you're now facing, how the music is helping, review your listening habits & anything else you would like to discuss.
We set up your musical profile during the initial assessment and fine tune as we work together. If something is not working, let us know & we'll tweak the suggestions to get you music you like. We understand how important this is.
Yes, we use music as a tool. Music is one of the most powerful neurobiological tools we have to change our mood, mindset, and behavior. The trick is finding the right song that resonates for you.
We believe in active listening to have the music make a profound change in your life. When you are walking, taking a break, commuting to work are all great times. Our playlists are short and action oriented so all you need is 15 minutes.
We recommend at least twice a day. We would love for you to be familiar enough with the songs to be able to sing the chorus.
If you find a song you love, Great. Feel free to put it on repeat. Make sure to tell us about them so we can find more of them for you.
One of the ways music affects mood is by stimulating the formation of certain brain chemicals. Listening to music increases the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is the brain’s “motivation molecule” and an integral part of the pleasure-reward system. Interestingly, you can further increase dopamine by listening to a playlist that’s being shuffled.
We'll hand pick songs for you based on your musical preferences. We'll keep it to 3-4 genres. You'll get a mix of music you already love and new songs that you'll probably love.