About Psychotherapy

What is Psychotherapy?

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

“Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life.”

How can Psychotherapy be integrated into Music Therapy?

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Music Therapist Accredited, music is an integral part of the psychotherapeutic process.  Music can be used in various modalities to achieve psychotherapeutic goals, including increasing self-esteem or interpersonal skills, processing extreme emotions or past traumas, developing coping skills or problem-solving skills, and many more.

Common reasons for seeking music psychotherapy include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Survivors of trauma
  • PTSD
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • General wellness

Common music psychotherapy interventions include:

  • Music and imagery
  • Music relaxation
  • Music and movement
  • Music listening
  • Music and art
  • Improvisation
  • Group drumming
  • Music performance
  • Lyric substitution
  • Song writing

For more information about psychotherapy, visit the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Contact us today to determine whether music psychotherapy is right for you