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Music Therapy & Art Therapy Support Group

02/03/2022 -3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In this support group, participants will develop storytelling skills as an act of self expression and ownership of experiences through songwriting and creating visual artwork. Facilitated by Music Therapist April Hickey, MT-BC and Art Therapist Annalise Castro, MAATC.

Connect with other survivors of sexual violence in weekly sessions while using music making, narrative writing, embodied mindfulness, and art expression as a coping strategy and contemplative practice to deepen meaning and understanding of difficult experiences, healing processes, and transitions. This 8-week support group is open to adult survivors 18+, all genders welcome. All materials provided and no previous experience needed.

Interested participants may contact Annalise at to set up a screening phone call.

Age & Gender of Participants: Adults 18+ Open to all genders

Accepting up to 10 max participants

Start & End Dates: February 3rd – March 24th

Day & Time: Thursdays 3pm-4:30pm (1.5hr weekly meetings)

Number of Weeks: 8

Hello, I’m April Hickey (she/they), I am a board certified Music Therapist.  I have a private practice called Your Song Music Therapy in Chicago and I am just now getting certified through Resilience to work with survivors.  I really look forward to working with survivors as this is a passion of mine.  In college I minored in Women’s and Gender Studies, and in 2018 I worked at Loretto Hospital for their inpatient behavioral health unit, where I provided services to many survivors of sexual violence, and truly enjoyed this work.  Please feel free to look at my website and social media to learn more about me!


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Annalise Castro
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