Amara Samchinsky is an accredited music therapist and the owner of Bloomful Music Therapy. Her passion for music, psychology, and her desire to connect with and help others is what led her to pursue a career in music therapy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT) with distinction from Capilano University in 2018. As part of her schooling, Amara completed three practicum placements where she gained valuable experience working with seniors in long term care, adolescents with mental health challenges, and palliative patients and their loved ones.
Most recently, she completed a 1000-hour internship at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina, SK. This provided her the opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary team where she worked with clients ranging in age from 2 to 102. Within the Children’s Program, Amara led and co-led individual and group sessions that focused on promoting communication, social, play, and motor skill development in children. Within the Extended Care Program, she led and co-led a variety of individual and group sessions that primarily focused on emotional well being, self-expression, and socialization for the adult residents.
Amara is a member of good standing with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists and the Music Therapy Association of Saskatchewan. Outside of being a music therapist, Amara writes and performs as a singer/songwriter. She also volunteers with a number of organizations, including Girls Rock Regina and the Girl Guides of Canada, and is on the board of the Music Therapy Association of Saskatchewan.