My name is Elaine (she/her). I am a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) and Counselling Therapist (ACTA) with seven of experience. I have had the opportunity to work with people of all ages and abilities; from preschoolers, teens and adults with developmental disabilities, adults in ICU and neuro-rehab, as well as seniors in long term care. Through those experiences, I've found that I love hearing people's individual stories about their connections with music as they relate to who they are. I also bring my lived experiences in the world as a second-generation Chinese-Canadian and third-culture-kid (TCK).
So, I am here to listen. I am also here to provide opportunities to maximize your potential for change and growth. My practice is music-centred and humanistic, drawing from various therapy approaches that might best fit your needs.
In a music therapy session, we may talk, sing, improvise, write and listen to music. I will support you in order to make your experience a fulfilling one. No previous musical training or experience necessary.
Certified Music Therapist #0891 (Canadian Association of Music Therapists)
Counselling Therapist #1299 (Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta)
President of Music Therapy Association for Alberta (MTAA)
Member of Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA)
Member of Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT)
Member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Master of Music Therapy, Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelor of Music & Advanced Certificate in Performance (Clarinet), University of Toronto
It is also important to me that I continue to learn and evolve: