Hi! My name is Lorelei (she/her/hers) and I’m a licensed counselling therapist (RCT-C) and certified music therapist (MTA) that strives to provide a safe and creative space for people to gain a deeper self-understanding and develop tools for navigating life's challenges.
With a background and training in the creative arts therapies, my speciality lies in integrating the creative processes (music, visual art, creative writing) in therapy as tools for self-expression, reflection, and development. I see each person as an innately and uniquely creative person capable of using this creativity as a resource in their therapy. Sessions with me typically integrate elements of music therapy, psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based practices.
In my eyes, therapy is a collaborative and empowering process: together, we’ll develop therapeutic goals and explore ways of working towards them. I work from a person-centred, humanistic, and intersectional lens, recognizing that each person has a unique set of experiences and communities that make up who they are.
As a music therapist, I have worked with people from all walks of life such as with survivors of traumatic and acquired brain injuries, people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, as well as neurodiverse children and adolescents. While completing my masters, I began working in community mental health capacities, supporting people with experiences of complex trauma, violence, mental health challenges, as well as those exploring gender identity and sexuality.
Though I have specific clinical experience working with children and teens, I welcome anyone and everyone in need of a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space to reach out. Additionally, as a queer therapist, I am especially passionate about supporting and empowering 2SLGBTQIA+ and non-binary folks of all ages.
In addition to my work at ML Family Counselling, I am passionate about supporting my local communities. I have long been an advocate for making the creative arts (especially music) more accessible and inclusive. With that, I volunteer as President with the Creative Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy Chapter (CACP) and with the Atlantic Association of Music Therapists. To relax and reset, you will most likely find me hiking or camping with my pup, Rascal.
As a private clinic, we’re unable to handle emergency situations.
If you are in crisis, please call your local mental health support line, 911 or go to the closest hospital.
In Nova Scotia you can reach the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at 1-888-429-8167
The Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7, 365 days a year 1-833-456-4566