Online Psychotherapy and Clinical Counselling for the Musically-Minded

How can you benefit ?

I can help you address your mental health and well-being concerns while nurturing your creativity. My approach is especially effective because it invites you to not only think and talk about these different ways of being, but to practice doing that and experience that different way of being in real-time in music. This is beneficial because you are drawing on expert support and your own creativity to address your mental health and well-being challenges

What can I help with?

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Perfectionism

  • Personal growth

  • Nurturing your creativity

  • Creativity scars/wounds

  • Eco anxiety / Eco distress

  • And much more…

Who can benefit?

  • Survivors of trauma and/or abuse

  • People wanting to enhance their overall well-being

  • Individuals living with anxiety

  • Individuals living with depression

  • Those who are feeling “stuck”

  • Those wanting to reconnect with their creativity

  • Anyone interested in personal growth

  • People feeling despair and/or anxiety regarding the climate crisis

If this feels like a fit, contact me to book your appointment or a complimentary consultation. I would be glad to hear from you.

In-Person Session

What happens during a session?

We meet on a secure video call. We address what’s bothering you in a talk-music-talk model. First, we talk about the challenge you’re bringing in. Depending on your comfort and needs, we might spend the first few sessions in this talking space, or we might move to music in the first session.

Then, we address the challenge in music. I work with you to gently co-create a supportive musical experience that can help explore and/or address your concerns. This could involve listening to music, writing music, and/or playing. For example, we might mindfully listen to a song that is important to you as a way to share your experience, or I might support you to write a song that expresses your feelings. We take our time and check in often to be sure that we are moving at a pace that is comfortable for you. We then talk about the musical experience and connect it to the concern you brought in.

The purpose of this is to work with your concerns, not to “make aesthetically beautiful music”. No one else will hear this music.

Individual sessions are 50-minutes long.

A bit more about my experience in this field.

As a therapist, I view it as a privilege to hold space for challenging situations, listen well and offer unconditional positive regard. I know what it is to feel isolated and alone, to be someone who feels things deeply and yet doesn’t feel like they “fit in”. To be someone who feels at home around artistic practices and people. I am familiar with common and not-so-common concerns and I know how to listen and help.

I have been a mental health practitioner for 15 years, including as a music therapist, psychotherapist, and clinical counsellor. I hold PhD and Master’s degrees in music, mental health and well-being, and have additional training in counselling psychology.

Play Well

If you would like to step towards greater mental health and well-being, I invite you to contact me to book your first session.
Seabrook MT

Seabrook Music Therapy operates on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.  This land is also Treaty territory of the Williams Treaties and is now home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. I am grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and play on this land.