Alexandra Moir, BMus, CMT, MTA, NMT.

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Halifax

long term care, research, palliative care, neurologic music therapy

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Alexandra is one of two music therapists at Camp Hill, Veteran's Memorial Hospital. She has also worked as a music therapy research coordinator, and in palliative care. She has completed her neurologic music therapy training and is an internship supervisor.

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Hannah Parks MM CMT MTA

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Lunenburg County

mental health, women's wellness, community music therapy,

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Shore Sound Music Therapy

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I specialize in women's mental health, and have experience in shelters for women-at-risk, and for survivors of domestic violence. I am a certified trauma-sensitive heart-math practitioner and my approach to music therapy is informed by this training, as well as many years of training and experience in mindfulness and somatic meditation. I am passionate about community music therapy and music education for all.

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Heather Hines, BMT, MTA

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Dartmouth

long-term care, adults/children developmental disabilities

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Joyful Sounds Music Studio

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Work experience in long-term care, community mental health and school systems.

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Katelyn Wheaton, BMT, MTA

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Halifax

Dementia, mental health, physical and intellectual disabilities

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Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts- Centre for Music Therapy

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“I love sharing the joy and comfort music brings to people. It is a privilege to hear everyone's stories, and be a part of their journey.”

Katelyn holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Acadia University (2018), and completed her internship with Heartsparks Music Therapy (2019). Originally from Sackville, New Brunswick, Katelyn now lives and practices music therapy in K’jipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia. Katelyn thoughtfully plans new and fun musical activities to engage and connect with clients, and enjoys utilizing her flute in her music therapy practice. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan, including those with dementia, mental health, physical and intellectual disabilities. Katelyn has a passion for working with adults with disabilities, as well as individuals experiencing dementia.

Katelyn serves on the AAMT board in the membership role, and enjoys teaching regular and adapted lessons for beginner voice, ukulele, guitar, flute, and piano. She thrives on learning songs across the decades, and is a supportive and kind therapist and friend. In her spare time she enjoys songwriting, painting, and exploring Nova Scotia’s beautiful backyard!

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Kendall Jones, MT-BC, MTA

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Halifax

Long term care

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Shannex

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Mackenzie Costron

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Halifax

Mental Health, Grief Loss and Bereavement, Mindfulness

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Find Your Voice Music Therapy

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Mackenzie Costron, BMT, MTA, RCT (she/her/hers), is the Owner and Founder of Find Your Voice Music Therapy, launching the first practice location in Katarokwi/ Kingston, ON June 2014. She launched the second Find Your Voice Music Therapy location in K’jipuktuk/ Halifax, NS July 2017 and currently provides music therapy & counselling services in Halifax area. Mackenzie is a classically trained vocalist, with advanced training in piano, guitar, and percussion. She has been a member of Canadian choral communities since 1998.

Mackenzie began her Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) Certified Music Therapist (MTA) training with Acadia University obtaining a Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT). In recent years, Mackenzie returned to campus as a part time member of the music therapy faculty instructing 3rd and 4th year students. She is also a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT) and completed the Narrative Therapy program through The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre and University of Toronto. In addition, Mackenzie is a Heart Centered Facilitator with Costron+Co supporting creatives, therapists and health/ wellness entrepreneurs through business, coaching and mentorship sessions, workshops, and retreats.

Mackenzie uses the interplay of music and verbal language within the therapeutic process. She specializes in working with adults and seniors including mental health (i.e. anxiety and depression), trauma, grief and loss. She also has experience working with individuals with developmental delays, children & youth at risk, stroke & acquired brain injury, neurologic movement disorders, dementia & Alzheimer’s as well as hospice & palliative care. Through Mackenzie’s passion in equity, diversity and inclusion she completed the University of Alberta Indigenous Studies Course and frequently attends Anti-Oppressive Practices trainings and workshops.

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Sarah Bell, M.A., MTA, RCT-C

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Bell Counselling Services

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Empathetic listening, gentle curiosity and no judgement inform her private practice. She helps clients who are looking to feel more like themselves; people experiencing stress/challenges in their lives and people wanting to realize and build their confidence. Using creative interventions and talk therapy she can help you to develop a strong sense of safety and connection with yourself.
She offers individual counselling and music therapy sessions to young adults/adults using a confidential online platform, telephone or in person. She specialized in using creative interventions to help people develop their self awareness as well as using the body for intuitive wisdom. Strength based, anti-oppressive practices, gentleness and an inter-sectional lens inform her work.

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Yasmin Kawar, BMT, MTA, MT-BC

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Halifax

Addictions Recovery, Mental Health, Trauma/Abuse, Private Practice

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YK Music Therapy

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Yasmin Kawar is a Jordanian-Canadian music therapist working in the K’jipuktuk (Halifax) area. Yasmin provides music therapy in community mental health settings and private practice. She specializes with persons in recovery from addictions, trauma & abuse, and criminalized populations. Yasmin also has experience in psychiatric mental health, long-term care, and with adults and children with disabilities.

Yasmin's approach is intersectional-humanistic, trauma informed, anti-oppressive, insight oriented and person centered. Within her work, Yasmin aims to meet clients where they are in their life journey, working together to creatively guide and mobilize chaos and suffering into positive empowered change.

Yasmin serves as Ethics Chair for the Atlantic Association of Music Therapy (AAMT), and as Secretary for the Creative Arts in Counselling Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

Currently accepting new clients. Sliding-scale services available, please inquire within.

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