“May all that has been reduced to noise in you become music again.”
What is Music Therapy?
Personalized Attention for All Your Needs
Music Therapy is the clinical use of music by a credentialed therapist to encourage, support, and promote improved health in individuals across physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social and relational domains.
At Awaken Music Therapy, we believe in the power of music and relationship as the foundation to creating healing and lasting change.
Get to Know Us
Rebecca Barr is a certified music therapist, singer/songwriter, and the director of Awaken Music Therapy. She is passionate about helping her clients facilitate long lasting change through her anti oppressive, feminist, transpersonal & humanist approach.
She received a Bachelor's of Music Therapy in 2015 through Capilano University, is certified through the Canadian Association of Music Therapy and received a Fellowship of the Association of Music & Imagery, allowing her to use the Bonny Method of Music & Imagery. She has received funding for her outstanding music therapy programs through Music Heals the past six years where she has gained experience working with women in recovery, seniors with dementia, adults with acquired brain injuries, and more.
"My approach to music therapy is based on an understanding of the human condition. As human beings, we all seek to be seen, heard and validated. My work aims to meet this fundamental need through relationship. Upon the foundation of the relationship I form with clients, I then collaborate with the client to create client-centred goals, including social, emotional, physical, mental and spiritual goals."
Personal Life Philosophy: Moment by moment.
Awaken Music Therapy creates opportunity for healing through the therapeutic relationship. Our aim is to come a long side you and support long lasting change in whatever your goals may be.
Recovery & Addiction
Cultivating self-compassion, resilience, and resource building through trauma informed practices
Anxiety & Depression
Cultivating mindfulness & resource building
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Research based methods to support individuals experiencing mental health issues
Grief & Loss
Creating opportunity to process, reflect and honour the experience of grief & loss.
An Opportunity to reflect, explore and rewrite the narratives that influence your relationships.
As an ally, we serve & support the LGBTQIA by creating a safe place in which to address interpersonal issues, creating meaningful connection, find acceptance & care within the therapeutic relationship.
Supporting Women through empowerment, feminist, anti oppressive practice in their pathway to healing.
Recovering from trauma involves first creating an environment of safety, containment and resource building. Awakening Therapy provides an opportunity to heal from trauma using research based methods incorporating compassion, mindfulness, and self-empowerment.