Can I listen to music during Sefira? I use music to ease some of my emotional issues. The music I listen to just helps me be aroused for Yiddishkeit etc. despite my hardships. I am addicted to music and listen to it constantly, stopping for the Sefirah is emotionally draining.
Many people listen to music in order to relax. Obviously, this is not acceptable during Sefira. However, if the emotional issues have been formally diagnosed, I see no issue with using music as a therapeutic method.