Kristen is an accredited music therapist working primarily in long-term care and dementia, end-of-life palliative care, and grief and bereavement. I work with clients from a variety of different ages and backgrounds, each with their own unique voice and story. In her work as a music therapist, she has been privileged to witness how singing and music can unlock meaning, emotion, and healing in precious and unexpected ways. She has experience leading both group and individual sessions. She strongly believe in the inherent worth and dignity of each individual, regardless of history, background, culture, or life circumstances, and base my practice on the philosophy of St. Therese of Lisieux, who stated that we should “do small things with great love.” Within sessions she employs a variety of different techniques, including singing, relaxation to music, song-writing, lyric analysis, and improvisation, among others. It is her belief that beauty and meaning can be found in the growing pains of life’s challenges, and that we thrive most when we feel free to lean on one another for support.