Laura has experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and autism. Laura enters each new therapeutic relationship with excitement and passion, prepared to learn from and about everyone that she meets. She believes that the therapeutic relationship must be one built on mutual respect, trust, and unconditional positive regard.
Laura uses music in a variety of ways during therapy, including listening, re-creating, improvising, and composing. Each musical experience will be tailored to meet the needs and desires of every individual client. Prior musical experience is definitely not a requirement for benefiting from music therapy. Laura meets each client where they are in their life and musical journeys, striving to ensure comfort and a sense of safety.
Laura’s musical journey began with a love of listening. She started taking piano lessons at a young age and soon after fell in love with the flute and adopted it as her main instrument. She completed a Bachelor of Music with a specialization in music education. During her education, she discovered her passion for the healing effect of music, which led her to the Master of Music Therapy program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Now she is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Music Therapist Accredited, as well as a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists and qualifying member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.