Kate McMahon


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Kate McMahon


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I work with people from across all walks of life dealing with life's challenges including mental health, cancer, dementia and chronic illness. I work with people seeking greater ease, joy and meaning in their lives.
Through creative counseling and music-based approaches, we'll explore and process your goals at a pace that suits you. Using music as a prompt and support, we might use music listening, discussing, playing, singing and writing music to help you gain clarity, build on your strengths, and connect with yourself and others. No musical experience required.
If you're curious to find out how music therapy might be helpful for you, please get in touch for a free 15-minute consultation.


  • Cost per Session: $95 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • NDIS
I am able to provide Music Therapy services under the categories of NDIS Capacity Building and Core funding.
Email me or call (03) 8338 1885 with questions.


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • Membership: Australian Music Therapy Association / Registered Music Therapist
  • Training: Music Therapy / 2018
I completed my Master of Music Therapy in 2018 and am currently completing my PhD in Music Therapy (expected completion Dec 2022)

Kate McMahon's Groups

Music Therapy for Social Connection

Connect with others through the power of music. Music therapy is an accessible and adaptable way to be with others and share as much or little as you're ready to. Through musical activities and discussions, you'll be supported to build your confidence and abilities. No musical experience required.

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Cancer support

Share and connect with people who understand what you're going through, and engage in gentle musical activities to reduce pain and fatigue, and support mood and social connection.

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  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer's
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Queer Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Music Therapy
  • Person-Centred
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal


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Last Modified: 2 Jun 2022