As a Certified Music Therapist (MTA), I have experience in geriatrics/dementia, community mental health and addictions. My approach is grounded in helping individuals, families and communities reach their greatest health & wellbeing potential through participation in music. In addition to offering private practice services, I have worked at various long term care facilities, community mental health clinics and social service agencies in Montreal and Toronto. My roles have ranged from individual & group counseling to program development, implementation & social impact measurement.
As someone whose life has been helped immeasurably by music, I have come to recognize the therapeutic potential it has and seek to share that potential with others. While music therapy goals and objectives vary widely according to client populations and needs, my primary mission as a music therapist is to help individuals reach their greatest health & wellbeing potential through participation in music activities. These music activities include instrumental and vocal improvising, songwriting, movement to music and receptive listening.
I am passionate about working with…
- Anybody who wishes to improve their health & wellbeing through participation in music
- Youth who face psycho-social and emotional challenges
- Seniors who face cognitive, physical and emotional challenges
What is music therapy?
Music therapy is a discipline in which Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains. (Canadian Association of Music Therapists, 2020
Where do music therapists work?
Music therapists work in psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitative facilities, medical hospitals, outpatient clinics, day care treatment centers, agencies serving persons with developmental disabilities, community mental health centers, drug and alcohol programs, senior centers, nursing homes, hospice programs, correctional facilities, halfway houses, schools, and private practice (AMTA, 2018).
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