Sheila Lee is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Certified Music Therapist. She invites her clients to enter a safe space where breathing, mindfulness, movement, yoga, play therapy techniques, guided imagery, expressive arts, trauma-informed practices, and music therapy are used to promote an inner journey towards finding resources to manage and cope with their present lives.
After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UBC and Bachelor of Music Therapy from Capilano University, her passion for helping others led her to obtain her Master of Arts in Counselling from UVic. She has also completed her Neurologic Music Therapy Certificate, Level III Certificate in The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery & Music, Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma & Resilience Certificate, and Level II Trauma-Informed Practice Certificate. Additionally, she has completed training as a Behavioural Interventionist and has much experience working with autistic children and neurodiverse individuals. She has received training in piano, guitar, violin, and voice.
Sheila’s music therapy experience includes working with clients in the Delta, Surrey, Burnaby, and Vancouver School Districts, PALS Autism School, BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre, Providence Health Care, Richmond Society for Community Living, as well as an internship at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Centre in Toronto, ON. She is proud to serve in the role of MTABC President, 2019-2021.
Sheila also loves teaching music to children and has training in music education approaches and methods including Orff, Kodály, Music Together®, and Baby’s First Music™.
Sheila believes in music therapy as the art and science of using music to promote health. It is the unique relationship that she creates with her clients and they with each other, and so what music therapy is and what it becomes is constantly evolving depending on the person, the situation, and the moment.