What to expect...

In music therapy we can do anything from have a conversation, listen to music, write songs or create music. We might also use guided relaxation or other creative media such as pastels or collage depending on goals and immediate needs. You do not need to have music skills - as the goal is not to teach music, but rather work towards your preferred way of thinking, doing or being. You will not be forced to engage in music, however, I will support you towards your preferred method of engagement and your goals.


Philosophical Orientation

I am most passionate about trauma-informed and recovery models. I have a strong interest in strengths-based and experiential therapies, however, I also draw from other models depending on the individual or collective. From a music therapy perspective, I draw from resource-oriented music therapy, community music therapy, cognitive behavioural music therapy and neurologic music therapy.


I also have experience working from other psychological models:

  • Solution-focused therapy

  • Trauma model therapy

  • Strengths and values based frameworks

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy frameworks

  • Existential frameworks

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Circle of Security

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness