Accent Music Therapy is proud to announce the newest member of our growing family! Please take a moment to read about our newest Music Therapist – Grace Hunte.
Grace has developed areas of service and leadership as a music therapist specializing in pediatrics working with children and youth with special needs. She has 2 years of related experience and is committed to not only providing children and youth with client-centred care, but is also committed to incorporating family-centred care within the therapeutic framework.
“I love communicating through music and hearing children communicate through music when words fail.” says Grace. She adds that she likes to hear and see how music brings out the emotions and uniqueness in children and that she can forge pathways through music to enhance, or maintain their non-musical goals.
Grace is passionate about empowering children and youth by offering them decision-making and the freedom to steer and direct the therapy process. She feels that through this freedom and control, children and youth are motivated to express themselves without fear of expectations while achieving their goals. “It not only reaches them where they are at but it also allows me to focus on the development of their potential as opposed to working towards cultural expectations.” says Grace. Her treatment procedures are specifically catered towards the needs of individuals while offering them opportunities to develop self-expression, communication and relationships, and to enhance personal and interpersonal freedom and creativity.
Grace’s fine arts and creative arts therapies background have allowed her to incorporate aspects of art and drama within the therapeutic framework. Grace holds a Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy from Concordia University and is finalizing degree requirements for a Masters of Creative Arts Therapies – Music Therapy option, also from Concordia University.
Please welcome Grace to the Accent Music Therapy team, and feel free to contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org