My pronouns are she/her and I am grateful to live on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. 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. My approach to training is informed by my ongoing experiences with the wonderful professionals and students I have had the good fortune of working with. I have provided clinical supervision to over 150 university students, interns, and professionals and 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 and Adjunct Faculty in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville 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.