Online Clinical Supervision for
Registered Psychotherapists

I offer creative clinical supervision for Registered Psychotherapists (RP) and Qualifying RPs with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). You have the option of working in more traditional verbal supervision, or to integrate music into your supervision experience.
No previous musical experience is required to benefit!

How Can RPs Benefit?

All psychotherapists need support from time to time. Someone to remind us of why we entered our profession and to encourage us to bring our unique gifts to our work. To help us process challenging material that clients bring to us. To alleviate some of the isolation that we can feel when continually holding and caring for other people’s pain.

My style of supervision offers a supportive place to creatively process emotional, psychological, and embodied elements of your work that might not be easily described in words.

What can I help with?

  • Feeling deeply affected by your clients (some therapists might identify this as countertransference)

  • Processing challenging work experiences

  • Feeling “stuck”

  • Burnout

  • Vicarious Trauma

  • Bringing your creativity into your clinical work

  • Aligning your work with your core values

  • Individual coaching to bring musical elements into your work

  • Professional development

  • Bringing greater joy to your work

My goal is to help you be the therapist that you are excited to be, whatever that means to you. I work with professionals who align with diverse approaches to health and well-being. To meet your needs, I draw on my extensive professional experiences, scholarly work, and foundational understandings of major approaches to health and well-being.

If you think Creative Clinical Supervision is right for you, contact me today to book your appointment.

In Studio Session

What happens during a supervision session that involves music?

We meet on a secure video call. We generally address your concern in a talk-music-talk model. First, we talk about the challenge you’re bringing in. 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. For example, I might support you in writing song lyrics to express feelings about a case, or we might create an individualized guided imagery and music experience to address burnout.

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 supervisor, 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 bring my extensive clinical supervision experience over the past 12 years to these sessions. I have supervised over 100 undergraduate and graduate students as part of counselling psychology, music therapy, and creative arts therapies programs at Wilfrid Laurier University, Concordia University, and Yorkville University. I have also been providing professional supervision for the past 10 years to psychotherapists and other mental health professionals. I hold space for the most challenging cases and am here to help you get to the heart of the issue and address your needs safely and effectively.

I will support you using a blend of theoretical orientations, including psychotherapy and clinical counselling sensibilities with an emphasis on person-centered (Rogerian), music psychotherapy, and mindful self-compassion work. My approach is further contextualized by social justice perspectives including eco therapy, intersectional feminist therapy, and queer therapy. I am also trained in CBT and draw on that approach for those who desire it.

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.