Alexandra Moir, BMus, CMT, MTA, NMT.

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Halifax

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority

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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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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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Heartsparks Music Therapy

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“I love seeing the joy and comfort that music brings to people.”

Katelyn holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Acadia University (2018) and completed her internship with Heartsparks Music Therapy (2019). Katelyn is a dedicated self-learner, and an active flautist who enjoys utilizing her flute in her music therapy practice. She is professional, reliable and always prepared for anything that comes up in her sessions. Katelyn has experience working with people of all ages, and has a passion for working with individuals with dementia, mental health, physical and intellectual disabilities.

Creative and organized, Katelyn thoughtfully plans new and fun musical activities to engage and connect with clients. She is a supportive and kind therapist and friend.

Katelyn loves drinking tea, painting, and is always up for a jam session. When asked her favourite song, she couldn’t pick just one, she loves so many!

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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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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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