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Hello,

My name is Elaine (she/her). I am a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) and Counselling Therapist (ACTA) with over six years 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. 

 

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. I also bring my lived experiences in the world as a Chinese-Canadian and third-culture-kid (TCK).

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.

Professional Designations

  • Certified Music Therapist #0891 (Canadian Association of Music Therapists)

  • Counselling Therapist #1299 (Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta)

 

Professional Affiliations 

  • 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 (CPPA)

 

Education

  • 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: