Credentials: B.M.T., B.A., B.C.-M.T.
Practice Address: White Rock/South Surrey/Langley/Delta
Location of Practice: Community
Fluent Languages: English
Professional Phone Number: 250-309-7807
Type of Sessions: Individual, Group
Minimum Number of Hours per Contract: 1
Taking Clients: Yes
Telehealth Options: Online
Insurance accepted: No
Areas of Practice: Acquired Brain injury, Acute care, Adapted therapeutic music lessons, Addiction, Addiction - substance use, gambling, Anxiety and ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bereavement, Cancer support, Chronic illness, Communication challenges, Dementia, Depression, Developmental disability, Disabilities Physical, emotional, Emotional challenges, Gender identity, Grief and loss, Learning disabilities, LGBTQ2+, Medical, Mental health, Mood disorders, Neurological disorders and neuro-rehabilitation, Oncology, Parkinson’s disease, Pediatrics, Personal growth, Personality disorders, Physical challenges, Self-esteem, Stress, Stroke, Therapeutic voicework
Locations Served: Delta, Langley, Langley (Township), New Westminster, Surrey, White Rock
Clients: Adult, Children, Infant, Older Adult, Youth
My name is Trina Nestibo and I am a Board Certified Music Therapist. I work from a holistic, person-centred perspective, taking into account the psychological, physical, social and spiritual needs of my clients. I customize my sessions to speak to the needs of each individual. My specialty is helping people find their own unique and empowered musical voice. Through improvisation, vocalization, movement, breath-work and songwriting, I guide and support my clients to safely and creatively express themselves. My principle instruments are voice, piano and guitar, although I often integrate percussion, wind instruments and multi-sensory props in the work I do. Additionally, I embrace the innovative ways in which technology can be used to complement my sessions.
More Background: Music has always played an integral role in my life. As a teenager, I noticed the profound positive impact that my piano playing and singing had on my grandfather who was suffering with dementia. How his eyes would light up, followed by the tap of a toe, a smile, hum or sway. It was then that I made the decision to pursue a career in music therapy. After earning my Bachelor of Music Therapy at the University of Windsor, I completed a one-year internship with JB Music Therapy in Calgary. My early career involved working with children and adults with brain injuries and other neurological conditions, developmental disabilities and mood disorders. Later, in my own private practice, I continued working with a diverse variety of clients in community based settings like hospitals, care facilities, group homes, schools and camps. Highlights of my work on the prairies include piloting a music therapy program in oncology at Alberta Children’s Hospital, a grant to work at Calgary’s Mustard Seed Shelter, and extensive work with Kids Cancer Care of Alberta, the Society for Treatment of Autism and the National Music Centre. I am an active member of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy and the Music Therapy Association of British Columbia. I provide music therapy to all individuals, regardless of age or ability and am currently accepting new clients.