Music Therapy

  • uses singing, instrument playing, movement to music, listening, song-writing, improvising, imagery and talking to work through goal areas.
  • involves assessment of strengths and needs of the client.
  • can address goals in such areas as communication, social skills, self-awareness, cognitive skills, and mental health to name a few.
  • facilitates strengthening of abilities and transferring of skills to other areas of life, improving quality of life.
    can be experienced in individual or group settings with no prior musical background.

MTAO - Music Therapy Association of Ontario

An accredited Music Therapist has completed the Canadian Association for Music Therapy’s thorough review of education, clinical internship, professional competency and eligibility for the designation of Music Therapist Accredited (MTA).  [The MTA may also have the MT-BC designation which is an American music therapy certification process.]

See the Association’s website at www.musictherapyontario.com; also the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT) at www.musictherapy.ca

CCPA - The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

CCPA membership includes experts and specialists in numerous mental health areas ranging from ADHD and learning disabilities; marriage counselling; eating disorders; stress, depression, and anger; grief and infertility; weight management and body image; addiction; Aboriginal issues; family counselling; career development and management, and much more.

Credentialing: In 1986, CCPA established a credentialing service for its members:  Canadian Certified Counsellors (CCC).  Counsellor certification is a national service that identifies to the public those counsellors whom CCPA recognizes as qualified to provide counselling services in Canada. Obtaining the status of Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) includes recognition of standards of professional preparation, continuing education, and a formal code of ethics. As a non-statutory, self-regulating body, CCPA provides advice and discipline for certified members on matters of professional conduct.

See the Association website: www.ccpa-accp.ca

PACCP - Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Christian Counselling/Psychotherapy attends to biblical counselling, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, eating disorders, addictions, pastoral counselling, marriage and family, play therapy, art therapy, neurological disorders, children, adolescents, Aboriginal, and many other issues.  Clinicians use various modalities of counselling and psychotherapy including Narrative, Emotionally Focused, Biblical Counselling, Cognitive-1behavioral, Mindfulness, Play and Art therapy, EMDR, Dialectical, Solution-Focused, Family Systems theory, Exposure, and much more.

See the Association website: www.paccc.ca/