Ingrid Swe Nga Wan

Music Therapist

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ingrid received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Hong Kong and moved to Canada to complete her Master’s degree in Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario. She has also completed her Neurologic Music Therapy training as a NMT affiliate. The start of her Music Therapy journey began when she volunteered as a pianist and guitarist for a Stroke Choir in Hong Kong. During her time in Ontario, she established her own music therapy programs for vulnerable individuals struggling with underlying mental health issues for a community-integrated agency. She has then gone on to pursue work in various medical settings such as acute psychiatry and acute stroke rehabilitation here in Vancouver, conducted one-on-one sessions with geriatric residents dealing with Stroke, Aphasia, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease (Mount Saint Joseph’s Hospital), and conducted Neurologic Music Therapy sessions in the In-Patient Acute Stroke Unit (Richmond Hospital). Ingrid’s approach to music therapy is client-centered and humanistic. She believes music therapy serves an authentic purpose, empowering clients and encouraging self-sufficiency and independence outside of therapy. She deeply values the meaningful interactions and connections with her clients during music-making.