Online Supervision for Music Therapists

The clinical supervision that I offer music therapists might be different than what you’re imagining or what you’ve experienced in your training. When you work with me, you can integrate music directly into your supervision process. We talk about what’s going on and process this through music. Being a music therapist can be rewarding and joyful work. It can also be challenging and isolating. We all sometimes need to process our professional experiences with someone who gets it, can hold the space, and provide us with a new perspective.

How can music therapists benefit?

As music therapists, music is our primary mode of communicating with clients. It’s helpful and effective to process our work using music, the same language that we work within. To do this, I integrate music directly into the supervision process.

My goal is to help you become the therapist that you are excited to be, whatever that means to you. I work with music therapists who align with all models and approaches. To meet your needs, I draw on my extensive supervision experience, scholarly work and foundational understanding of all major music therapy models and approaches.

What can I help with?

  • Specific clinical challenges

  • Feeling deeply affected by your clients (some therapists might identify this as counter-transference)

  • Feeling “stuck”

  • Burnout

  • Professional development

  • Bringing your creativity into your clinical work

  • Developing your unique approach

  • Personalized clinical improvisation coaching

Who can benefit?

  • New music therapists

  • Experienced music therapists

  • Music therapists practicing in any model or approach

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

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What happens during an online session?

Music Therapy Supervision Online

We book a session when you are able to make music in a confidential space.

We talk about what you’d like to accomplish through music therapy supervision. We might then address the challenge – either through talking or music. For example, we might develop a clear musical experience for you to play where you are. This could mean playing a referential improvisation about a particular client or playing freely to connect with your creativity.

We then talk about the music-making and connect it to the concern you brought in.

A bit more about my experience in this field.

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 music therapy programs at Wilfrid Laurier and Concordia Universities. I have also been providing confidential professional supervision for the past 8 years to music therapists internationally. I can hold space for the most challenging cases. I can help you get to the heart of the issue and address your needs safely and effectively.

I will support you using a blend of the following perspectives. I draw on music-centered music therapy frameworks and have worked closely with Dr. Colin Andrew Lee in Aesthetic Music Therapy. I bring in psychotherapy and clinical counselling sensibilities with an emphasis on person-centered (Rogerian) and mindful self-compassion work. My approach is further contextualized by intersectional feminist therapy and social justice perspectives.

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If you would like to step towards greater mental health and well-being, I invite you to contact me to book your first Music Therapy session.
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I acknowledge and respect the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples on whose traditional territories I work and play, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.