The Music Therapy Centre

In addition to programs funded across the country, the Music Therapy Trust also operates a Music Therapy Centre in Toronto, Ontario. At the Music Therapy Centre, we offer affordable, accessible music therapy sessions, delivered by accredited Music Therapists. Our Centre is all about making music therapy available in the community.



At the Music Therapy Trust, we want to make music therapy more accessible. Our Centre provides a space to offer music therapy sessions at affordable prices. One day, and with your help, we’d like to open more centres like this one in other parts of the country.



What happens at the Music Therapy Centre?

Group music therapy sessions: Music therapy is offered in a group format to those for whom this is the best fit. We work with a broad range of groups – from moms with toddlers born with physical disabilities to support groups for caregivers, or youth with autism – where participants have common challenges or goals that can be helped through music therapy. If your community organization would like to create a group that could benefit from music therapy, we can provide sessions at the Music Therapy Centre or another location.

Individual music therapy sessions: Sometimes, one-on-one support is the best form of music therapy to help meet your needs and reach your goals. In this case, we offer individually tailored sessions, working directly with a music therapist at our Centre or your location if required.

Guided Imagery and Music: At the Centre, we also offer Guided Imagery and Music; a form of music psychotherapy. In this form of music therapy, we listen to specially recorded music programs to help you explore your consciousness through imagery experiences.

As with all music therapy sessions, the goals of the therapy offered at the Centre depend on your needs and challenges. They can range from increased mobility, to improved communication, to reduced anxiety or exploring personal issues.



Chrissy Pearson, BMT, MTA, FAMI

Chrissy has been practicing in various settings since 2002 including long-term care, group homes, hospital acute care, public schools, community groups, and in a women’s centre with children who have witnessed and/or experienced violence in their families. Chrissy recently completed post-graduate training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and is a certified internship supervisor. Chrissy is the clinical manager at the Music Therapy Centre and also provides music therapy services. She believes that music within a therapeutic relationship can provide a bridge toward growth, development and healing.

Trish MacAulay, BMT, MTA

Trish has been practicing music therapy since 2006. She has experience working in adult mental health (including schizophrenia and mood disorders), dementia care, and Veterans Care. Trish uses a client-centered, humanistic approach; one underlying common goal in her approach is working with her clients in moving them towards positive change. Trish obtained her First Degree Reiki training in 2007 and is currently training in level three of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.

Erin Gross, BMT, MTA, MA

Erin began practicing music therapy in 2006 and has worked with a variety of client populations, including adults with cerebral palsy, children with autism, adults with traumatic brain injury, and adults coping with post-polio syndrome. Erin was recently awarded a Masters degree in Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia University, is the chair of Public Relations for the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT) and is a certified internship supervisor. Erin believes that music is a powerful tool for supporting and encouraging growth.

Erin Lindan, MMT, RP, MTA

Erin is a registered psychotherapist and accredited music therapist. She has been practicing since 2008 and specializes in mental health. Erin’s work draws from Anti-Oppressive Practice, Resource-Oriented Music Therapy, The Field of Play, and Narrative Therapy.

Rebecca Wright, BMT, RP, MTA, NMT

Rebecca has been practicing music therapy since 2012. Rebecca’s initial clinical experiences focused on working with people who have had a stroke and using music for motor recovery. She has since expanded her clinical work to include working with people in palliative care, Alzheimer’s disease/ dementia, and adults/young adults with physical and or/developmental disability and cognitive impairments.  Rebecca received specialized training in neurologic music therapy in 2013 and uses this training with people who have neurologic disability or injury, including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and acquired brain injury. Rebecca believes in using music as a tool for growth and healing, and that the therapy experience should be client-centered and client-directed.

Justine Stehouwer, BMT, MTA

Justine completed her music therapy training at Capilano University in North Vancouver. She has been practicing since 2012 and has experience working with children of all abilities, older adults with dementia and mental health diagnoses and adults in inpatient mental health – including clients with psychiatric diagnoses, forensic psychiatry placements, developmental delay and autism.

She keeps busy volunteering with youth and mentoring adolescents and believes in using music and creative experiences to provide her clients with opportunities to communicate, interact, respond and reach goals.

Gloria Lipski, MA, MTA

Gloria has been practicing since 2012, primarily with children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities in one-on-one, educational, and community group settings, as well as with older adults experiencing dementia in long-term care and day programs.  She was recently awarded a Masters Degree in Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia University, and has a Masters Degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Toronto.  Her holistic scope, focus on culture-centred activities, and value for accessibility stem from the Community Music Therapy approach.

Danielle M. Robert, BMT, MTA, MT-BC

Danielle completed her Bachelor of Music Therapy Honours degree at Wilfrid Laurier University and her internship at McGill University Health Centre, Montreal General Hospital in palliative care. In addition to palliative care, Danielle has experience working with various client populations, including children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, adults with mental health challenges, and seniors with mild to severe Alzheimer’s and non-Alzheimer’s dementias.

Danielle is an independent singer-songwriter and performer. Her extensive songwriting experience complements her skills as a music therapist, as she incorporates songwriting and improvisation in her approach to help clients achieve specific therapeutic goals.



The Music Therapy Centre is located in a street-front clinic in Toronto. The Centre is fully accessible and reachable by TTC.

Music Therapy Centre
1175 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON



All fees are subsidized by the CMTTF. Please contact us to find out more about our fees and services. 


Getting Started

To request an assessment or for more information, please call 416-535-0200 or email

Music therapy saved my life — physically and spiritually. It all started for me when I was in kindergarten. I went from a wheelchair to a walker to crutches and learned how to walk because of music therapy. I would not be who I am without it.

-Chin Injeti, singer, musician, music producer and founding member of the Juno award-winning group Bass is Base.