Snow, Shelley, Ph.D., M.T.A.

Hours:

Office Hours: By appointment

Suite:

Suite 642

Phone:

(514) 688-0398


Psychotherapy

I work with individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties.  These include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues (love/intimacy, work, family), life transitions (separation, divorce, mid-life), performance issues (school, work), identity issues, trauma, and grief. My approach, while primarily psychodynamic, includes cognitive strategies and active, creative strategies.

It can take courage to seek help and to face one’s problems.  I bring warmth, compassion, sensitivity and respect to my work, creating a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for the exploration and working through of issues. 

A strong belief in the mind-body connection informs my approach.  Giving clients tools for managing and reducing stress, and increasing feelings of well-being, can often be of significant help in terms of coping with whatever challenges are occurring.  Physical symptoms can offer clues to feelings we may not be aware of, or of ways of functioning that no longer serve us.

My post-graduate training in psychotherapy took place at the Institute for Expressive Analysis in New York City.  I have been in practice for 25 years, am licensed by the Ordre of Psychologists in Quebec, and am a member of the Quebec Society for Professional Psychotherapists (Société québécoise des psychothérapeutes professionnels).

 

Music Psychotherapy

Music Psychotherapy combines talk therapy with the therapeutic power of music.  This approach is ideal for individuals who want a more creative approach to psychotherapy. You do not need to be a musician or have any previous experience with music, in order to be able to fully engage in and benefit from music psychotherapy.  Musical portions of sessions can take a variety of forms, including music listening, improvisation, imaging to music, singing, sounding, toning and song-writing.  Not every session will involve music, just as some sessions would be focused exclusively on musical expression/experiencing, and some sessions include a combination of both talking and musical expression/experiencing.

Music Psychotherapy is recommended for:

-Individuals seeking a more creative approach to psychotherapy in which non-verbal expression through the arts is included

-Individuals with trauma

-Individuals for whom talk therapy alone has not worked

-Individuals with unexplained somatic symptoms

-Adolescents

I received an M.A. in Music Therapy from New York University and am a fully accredited music therapist (M.T.A.) and a member of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy and the Quebec Association for Music Therapists (Association québécoise des musicothérapeutes).