About Us

We believe in the unique power of music to form life-changing relationships, and are committed to a high quality of care that is adaptable, evidence-based, and built with respect through collaboration.

Our team is dedicated to Anti-Oppressive Practice. We believe in the fair and ethical treatment of all people. We believe that therapy should be an active part of dismantling societal imbalances. We believe that client’s voices should be at the forefront of change, and that therapists should be strong allies.

Our team is proud to serve clients across Southern Ontario – through strong community partnerships and relationships with clients and their families. Our mission is to provide access to music therapy services to every person who wants them. Our vision is for collaboration in Canadian health care that includes creative arts therapies.

Who We Are

Mary Meads, She/Her

Music Therapist & Founding Director at WMTS, MA, MTA, NMT Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Mary (she/her) started this company in 2015, with hopes of extending the powerful reaches of Music Therapy deep into Guelph and the surrounding areas. She loves connecting with community partners and families, developing new programs, advocating for the profession, and problem solving with team members to ensure the best possible Music Therapy & Community Music programs and services for our clients. Mary’s current clinical work focuses on Older Adults Living in Long-Term Care settings, and early intervention / early childhood music education. Her passion for the field stems from a strong personal connection to music and mental health, and a vision to allow access to high quality music therapy for all those who want it.

Jennifer Lin, They/She

Music Therapist, MTA, MT-BC, GrDip Music Therapy, BMus

Jennifer earned their Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy from Concordia University and an Honours Bachelor of Music from McMaster University with a specialization in Music Cognition. They are currently in the process of completing their Masters in Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy) at Concordia University. Jennifer has worked with clients of all ages, children to geriatrics, with different needs. Their main interests include working with children, special needs, and (Q)BIPOC communities. Jennifer’s personal approaches to music therapy are based in humanistic, culture-centered, community, and queer music therapy principles. They not only provide a nurturing and warm environment but also advocate for the use of music therapy in marginalized communities and amplifying minority voices.

Jisca Rodriguez, She/Her

Music Therapist MMT, MTA, MT-BC

Jisca works across the age and abilities spectrum in Long Term Care, Day Programs, and individualized sessions in Guelph, Fergus and Rockwood. Jisca uses music therapy interventions skillfully to reach out to participants marginalized by issues like difference, isolation, and mental health, and forms lasting and meaningful relationships with her clients.

Natalie Reis, She/Her

Music Therapist B.A (Hons.), MTA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Natalie provides services for people living with Dementia living in Long Term Care, Day Programs, and in their homes. Natalie also works with persons who have Acquired Brain Injury, and children and teenagers who have developmental disabilities, and facilitates our Sing it Girls program. Natalie has an incredible power to reach people through music, and forms long lasting therapeutic relationships with her clients and her families.

Mairead Harrigan, She/Her

Music Therapist BMT, MTA

Mairead provides services in Long Term Care as well as individual and small group sessions supporting mental health and adolescents with developmental and cognitive delays. Mairead works in a person-centered and resource-oriented approach, and also teaches music to children using adaptive techniques to meet each individual’s unique goals. Mairead is a Ukulele enthusiast and facilitates all our ukulele programs.

Stephanie Maxwell, She/ Her

Music Therapist MA, BMT, MTA

Stephanie is passionate about providing music therapy services to promote wellbeing, to meet musical and non-musical goals and to facilitate connection. She provides music therapy services to those living in Long Term Care, Group Homes, and provides in-person and online and music lessons to people of all ages.

Sidney MacDonald, She/Her

Music Therapist BMT, MTA

Sidney graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with her Bachelor’s of Music Therapy, after completing her internship with Wellington Music Therapy Services. Sidney believes everyone benefits from music, and works from a person-centred perspective by encouraging and promoting her clients’ strengths to help them achieve their goals. Sidney provides music therapy services to long-term care homes, as well as individual and small group music therapy and lessons to people of all ages and abilities.

Molly Rastin, She/They

Music Therapist & Anti Oppressive Practice Consultant MA, MTA

Molly Rastin is a justice-oriented music therapist currently providing services for LGBTQIA+ youth in the Guelph region. She draws from a rich and eclectic music therapy education, with a core focus in humanistic and person-centered music therapy. Molly is passionate about developing anti-racist, anti-ableist practice in music therapy and challenging systems that contribute to oppression within our society.

Trina Chakrabarti, She/Her

Music Therapist, MA, MTA, MT-BC, NMT

Trina Chakrabarti completed her bachelors in psychology at Laurier University followed by her Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy at Concordia University. She recently completed her Masters in music therapy at Concordia University. During this time she specialized in child psychiatric care, and wrote her thesis on songwriting within adolescent mental health care, however she works with a variety of age groups and populations. She is passionate about providing services from a strength-based person centered approach and comes from an anti-oppressive practise lens. Trina is excited to join the WMTS team as she begins her career as a Music Therapist.

Tyler Reidy, He, Him

Music Therapist, MMT, MTA, RP

Tyler provides services in Long Term Care, as well as with individuals and families. He works from a client-centered, collaborative, and family-centred approach in his practice with additional training in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Music Therapy. He builds meaningful connections with his clients and works to create a collaborative and comfortable environment to foster positive change through musical experiences. Tyler also provides music therapy services at Grand River Hospital in their Inpatient/Outpatient Pediatric Units and NICU.

Sarah Boo, She, Her

Music Therapist, MMT, RP, MTA

Sarah works with children, adolescents, and adults providing music therapy and psychotherapy services. Guided by therapeutic approaches of client-centered, humanistic, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Sarah strives to collaborate with her clients to explore and process challenging emotions, provide opportunities for self-expression, and foster connection through music.

Andrea Pace

Virtual Music Therapy Volunteer

Andrea is a Biomedical Sciences student at the University of Guelph. She loves spending time with seniors and hopes to be fortunate enough to one day have a career where she can work with the elderly population every day. Andrea is very excited to be able to participate in these amazing programs!

Divya Vurrabindi

Creative Content & Virtual Music Therapy Volunteer

Divya is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in biomedical sciences at the University of Guelph. She enjoys working with children and hopes to one day pursue a career in paediatrics. She is very excited to be supporting our the virtual programs!

Amanda Godes

Virtual Music Therapy Volunteer

Amanda is a third-year Psychology student at the University of Guelph, minoring in Family and Child Studies. She is passionate about working with at-risk populations and hopes to one day work in the field of psychotherapy. She is very excited to provide support for these programs!

Anna Versluis

Creative Content & Virtual Music Therapy Volunteer

Anna is a Music Education student at the University of Western Ontario. She is passionate about inclusion and diversity within the arts and has experience teaching music and dance to children. Anna hopes to one day pursue a career in music therapy and is very excited for this volunteer opportunity.”