My pronouns are she/her and I'm honoured to live in the beautiful land of the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples and of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ Peoples. When you work with me, you're receiving a unique blend of the highest standards of psychotherapy, clinical counselling, music therapy, and musicianship that I have been developing over the past 20 years. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#17031), a Certified Music Therapist (#0334) with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, and a recognized Climate Aware Therapist with the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America. I earned a PhD from Concordia University where my research focused on music improvisation, mental health and well-being. I hold a Master of Music Therapy with a specialization in Music-Centered Psychotherapy and an Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy with General Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Before becoming a music therapist, I studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. I have provided clinical supervision to over 100 university students, interns, and professionals. I have taught music therapy extensively at universities across Canada - most recently at McGill University. I am currently a Research Fellow of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research (CIMTR) at Wilfrid Laurier University.Email
The Music-Integrated Therapy Training program is pre-approved by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) for 12 Continuing Education Hours for their members.