Teen Music Therapy Group
In person music therapy group for teens, 2/15- 5/2
When are sessions?
This group meets weekly on Thursdays from 4-5pm at Apollo Awakening Academy in Tempe, AZ starting February 15th- May 2nd.
What is the age range for the group?
This group is open to teens ages 13-17.
Why music therapy?
Music can be a great way to connect with others and put words to things that can be difficult to articulate. Learning different skills as well as processing through music can all be a part of the music therapy experience. In this group techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) will be incorporated into music activities throughout the group.
What are the benefits of group therapy?
Group therapy can be beneficial for so many reasons. Connecting with peers who are experiencing similar things can be helpful at any stage in life, and especially as teenagers. Each participant will be encouraged to share to their comfort level through guided discussions led by music therapist Alexis Edmonds.
Does my teen need a formal diagnosis to participate in this group?
Absolutely not. All teens can benefit from learning skills such as emotional regulation, communication, and distress tolerance.
What is the cost of this program?
This 12 week group is $350 per participant. Sliding scale and payment plans are available for all participants upon request.
When is the deadline to sign up?
To encourage group cohesion participants can join up through the second week, February 22nd. Past that deadline, participants can join the waitlist for the fall cohort.
Find Your Shine FAQ
Coaching Group February 12th- July 8th
What is the structure of this group?
Find Your Shine will meet for 6 months on the 2nd Monday of each month. During these sessions group members will have the opportunity to check in and share with the other participants. Facilitator, Alexis, will lead participants through different activities designed to further introspection and set goals in alignment with their most authentic selves.
In between zoom meetings participants can stay connected via a private discord channel where group members can share progress towards their goals and answer different questions relevant to each month's focus.
What are some of the topics that will be covered in FYS?
We will be going over a variety of topics such as goal setting, time management, values based living, releasing past negative beliefs, embodying confidence, and incorporating self care into your life.
Is there homework?
Yes, but you get to help set it for yourself. Part of the goal of this group is to help build strategies that are relevant to your life, so at each zoom session participants will set their own goals or homework that they will share with the group for accountability.
What time commitment should I expect?
Outside of the monthly, 90 minute zoom sessions, the discord is intended to be a place to self reflect and check in. At minimum you can expect to spend 30 minutes to an hour sharing your responses and engaging with peers, but you are welcome to spend more time engaging with others and building community.
How do I request a payment plan?
To request a payment plan, email Alexis, email@example.com to request one. A $50 deposit is necessary to secure your spot, and then each participant can work out a payment plan for the remaining balance of $250 to be completed by the last zoom session in July.
When is the deadline to sign up?
Participants can sign up through January 31st.