Candace Rahn,RP, BMT, MTA
Candace grew up in London, Ontario and did her Music Therapy Degree in Waterloo, Ontario at Wilfrid Laurier University (1990). She Interned in Toronto, Ontario at Baycrest Centre and worked there full-time for 5 years. She then made a shift to work full-time with war veterans at Sunnybrook Hospital for 12 years. During that time she had several clients in private practice having a variety of needs and challenges (dementia, autism, anger management issues, trauma recovery, grief and bereavement issues, depression, cancer, stroke, addictions).
She found great joy when she began her volunteer work as a music therapist at Covenant House in Toronto. The street youth would drop in weekly for both emotional and music support. Many treasured moments and memories continue to stay with her from this time.
In 2013 she left the Greater Toronto Area for a brand-new life in Chatham-Kent Ontario and pursued a career in private practice music therapy. Desiring to increase her overall knowledge of psychotherapy skills, she has studied Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and especially Dialectical Behaviour Therapy on her own. She has taken courses in mental health and self-care techniques, trauma counselling strategies, disordered eating patterns and the Helen Bonny Method of Guided Imagery with Music. In November of 2018, she became a Registered Psychotherapist and joined the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She now considers her approach to be “music psychotherapy”. More recently she has taken on the self-study of “The Zones of Regulation”.
Candace believes every individual has the ability to heal themselves. Music alone has the power to HEAL and when it’s combined with caring, active listening, creative tools and solutions, it has long lasting, life changing capabilities. She offers unconditional acceptance and will guide you to your hidden abilities, strengths and internal powers. Candace focuses on building strong connections and taking small steps at a comfortable pace. After a course of sessions, Candace has noticed that many clients feel more supported and find humour in life. They notice their life holds more contentment, gratitude, meaning and purpose than they realized or even thought possible.