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

Founding Director, Program Developer, Music Therapist & Intern Supervisor 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.

Trina Chakrabarti, She/Her

Music Therapist, Anti Oppressive Practice Consultant, & Community Connections Coordinator 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. In addition to English, Trina can accommodate services in Bengali, with moderate fluency.

Jisca Rodriguez, She/Her

Senior Music Therapist MMT, MTA, MT-BC

Jisca works with multiple age groups with various support needs 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.

Mairead Harrigan, She/Her

Senior 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 disabilities. 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.

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 older adults, with various needs. Their main interests include working with children, (Q)BIPOC, and disabled 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. In addition to English, Jen can accommodate services in other languages including 3 dialects of Chinese (Hakka – native fluency, Cantonese – professional fluency, and Mandarin – limited working fluency), as well as the use of elementary ASL in tandem with English.

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 & Anti Oppressive Practice Consultant 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 multiple ages with a variety of support needs.

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 Southern Ontario. 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.

Yejin Sarah Oh, She/Her

Music Therapist, MMT, MTA

Yejin Sarah is an accredited music therapist and graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Masters of Music Therapy program. She is passionate about advocacy, praxis and anti-oppressive values, which she considers to be pillars of her clinical work. Drawing from both traditional music therapy models and psychotherapy techniques, Yejin Sarah has experience collaborating with clients in palliative care, long-term care, paediatric medicine, oncology, and mental health settings. In addition to English, Sarah can provide services in Korean with moderate fluency.

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.

Christine Naguib, She, Her

Music Therapist, MA, MTA, MT-BC

Christine Naguib, MTA, MT-BC, MA obtained her Bachelor of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2017 and completed her Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapy at Concordia University in Montreal in 2018. During her Masters, Christine worked with children at risk, and took an Introduction to Play Therapy training. As an certified music therapist, Christine has worked with older adults, children, and adolescents in Canada and in the USA. Along with practicing music therapy, Christine also teaches children piano online and in person.

Victoria Chan, She/ Her

Music Therapist, BMT, MTA in progress

Victoria is a recent graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program, accompanied by a Minor in Psychology. She is currently working towards her Certified Music Therapist (MTA) status, Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) designation, and Music Together Within Therapy License. She aims to create a welcoming and encouraging environment for all clients to explore the wonders of music while working towards their goals. Throughout her career, she has practiced with a client-centred focus, carefully adapting to the diverse needs of her clients. In a clinical setting, Victoria has experience working both virtually and in-person with a wide range of clients from infants to older adults in educational, rehabilitative, and mental health settings.

Valerie Sheese, She/ Her

Registered Psychotherapist, Music Therapist, RP, MTA, MMT

Valerie has been interested in music therapy ever since she first heard of it, way back in the mid-1990s! She graduated from the Master of Music Therapy program at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011, and is an accredited Music Therapist, and a Registered Psychotherapist, having joined the College of Registered Psychotherapists in 2017. Valerie has worked with people of a wide variety of ages and abilities over the years. She has a warm and supportive approach, and incorporates elements of various evidence-based methods into her work. Valerie is passionate about finding ways to grow from life’s challenges, and developing therapeutic relationships where clients feel safe and heard.

Natalie Bartley, She, Her

Music Therapy Intern

Natalie is a fourth year student at Wilfrid Laurier University, she is completing her Bachelors in Music Therapy, and is starting at Wellington Music Therapy Services as an intern. She has experience supporting Autistic children and adults, and spent her last placement at a retirement home. As an aspiring Music Therapist, Natalie’s core values are authenticity and autonomy, to empower individuals to act in accordance with their personal goals. Passionate about Music therapy as a cellist and singer, Natalie aims to foster a safe and mindful environment for musical expression.

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!

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.”