I’ve always believed that people come together for a reason. And this story feels pretty darn good… Starting October 2020, 6 months into the pandemic, we started expanding the Find Your Voice Music Therapy team.
These incredible humans, as therapists and leaders, have a united value of honouring self, taking care of one another, and being of loving service and creating brave/ safe spaces. Here’s an inside look at a recent Find Your Voice Music Therapy Team meeting where we discussed the following:
- How do you want to feel with yourself when you’re at work with FYVMT?
- How would you like to feel within this team?
- How do you want our clients to feel when they work with us?
- How do you want our community to feel as a result of us being of loving service?
We connected with our heart space, reflected, processed, shared in community, and are happy to share with you, Find Your Voice Music Therapy’s Core Values statements:
- We are lovingly grounded in our genuine strength, confidence, and wisdom. (Self)
- We are inspired by and trust in our collaborative, respectful, and supportive community. (Team)
- We are actively engaged in spaces where we see, validate, accept, honour and empower. (Client)
- We value being united in loving kindness and collective truth. (Community)
Wondering who the people are behind this work? It’s an honour to introduce you to the members of the Find Your Voice Music Therapy clinical team.
Mackenzie Costron (she/her)
Mackenzie is the Owner and Founder of Find Your Voice Music Therapy. She feels a great sense of aliveness when working in collaborative, loving spaces. It brings her joy to have Find Your Voice Music Therapy provide opportunities to Certified Music Therapists, expanding our team, and thereby giving capacity for more folkx to have the ability to enrol in music therapy sessions. Mackenzie feels a great sense of purpose in holding space for others: namely the clinical team and our clients through FYVMT, heart centered entrepreneurs and business owners through Costron + Co, and music therapy students through teaching at Acadia University.
Kastin Bradley (they/she)
Kastin’s perspective is truly an honour to collaborate with. As a non-binary therapist they come with a wealth of knowledge in serving the LGBTQIA+ clients and community. Shortly after starting their work as a therapist at our K’jipuktuk/ Halifax, NS location, they began the role of Nova Scotia Community Engagement Coordinator. From that space, Trans-Formative Voices was launched into the community – a voice therapy/ music therapy program for transgender and non-binary community youth and adults. You can also find Kastin alongside Mackenzie at Acadia University as the FYVMT takes on being Music Therapy faculty members.
Sonja Moller (she/her)
We had the great privilege of getting to know Sonja through her January – August 2021 internship. Little did we know that she’s had a calling to the Atlantic Ocean with personal ties calling her back to the East Coast. We couldn’t be more thrilled that Sonja will be moving to K’jipuktuk/ Halifax, NS to serve this location starting Spring 2022. Get ready NS for music therapy spaces filled with Canadian folk and, of course, a little Stan Rogers! Connect with us to schedule music therapy sessions with Sonja while she has openings.
Alexa Munroe Choquette (she/her)
Alexa brings such warmth and care to the Find Your Voice Music Therapy team. We are grateful for her gentle spirit and grace in supporting not only our clients but members of the FYVMT when they are in need. Alexa specializes in classical voice, singing in therapy, and how vocalizing/ singing connects with aspects of self identity. Stay tuned world as Alexa is currently enrolled in a Masters in Counselling Therapy and will add this additional wisdom to her clinical perspective.
Amelia McGaugh (she/her)
The bright light of Amelia McGaugh graced us during her music therapy internship January – August 2021. We couldn’t say no, and hired her as a member of the Katarokwi/ Kingston, ON clinical team. Amelia brings many gifts to us, one of which is her incredible thoughtfulness. She cares deeply about people and their wellness, both in personal and professional settings. We are grateful for Amelia’s beautiful sensitivity as an intuitive feeler informing our work at Find Your Voice Music Therapy.
Graylen Howard (he/him)
Graylen is the newest member of the Find Your Voice Music Therapy team and he did not disappoint in the slightest! Graylen is a dreamer and visionary, all while providing strategic, professional approaches to his work at FYVMT. Not only as a therapist serving the Prince Edward County, Belleville and Napanee, ON area, you will find Graylen working behind the scenes in our main office as Intake Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator.
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