1A Wellness Groups

Grief Processing Group

Adeline Dettor, LICSW

We are not meant to grieve alone.

The company of others in a welcoming space of openness, curiosity, and care can be a powerful force for navigating the immeasurable pain and burden of grief.

This group will include 10-12 people who have experienced a loss of some kind, in the recent or distant past.

The group will be guided by a therapist who will gently encourage self-reflection, expression, and discussion.

The focus will be on making space for group members to listen to and honor one another’s stories rather than advice-giving.

The therapist will also introduce some tangible healing practices designed to additionally support and promote the grieving process.

What to Expect:
  • A nonjudgmental space to openly share and reflect on many facets of the grieving process.

  • Community connection and support.

  • Experiential activities and practices to facilitate grief processing.

  • LENGTH: MEET ONCE WEEKLY FOR 10 WEEKS

  • DATE: FEBRUARY 14 – APRIL 17 (skipping the week of 3/11)

  • TIME: 6:30-8:00PM

  • PLACE: 1A WELLNESS, 1696 MASS AVE., CAMBRIDGE
  • COST: $90/PER SESSION

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Women’s Trauma Group


Michaela
Mendelsohn, PhD & CATERINA HILL, LCSW

Have you experienced past traumatic events that continue to impact your present life? Are you interested in learning more about trauma’s effects on the brain and body and the recovery process?Are you ready to take some concrete steps towards healing with the support of people who “get” your experience?

If so, this group may be for you. This is a weekly, virtual, time-limited (12-week) group that begins with several sessions of psychoeducation followed by an opportunity for members to identify and pursue a personal goal related to their healing from trauma while receiving support and feedback from others.

There may be an option for members to re-contract for further group sessions once this cycle is complete. Given the potential for trauma-oriented work to bring up painful feelings, this group is intended for women who have relatively stable life circumstances, at least a few good supports and coping skills in place, and are not actively self-harming or abusing substances.

This group is intended for women who have experienced interpersonal trauma but are currently stable (not overwhelmed by their PTSD symptoms) and not struggling with any major current safety or substance abuse concerns. Because there is often some detailed sharing about trauma, it is important that members have some good skills in place for managing their symptoms and some reliable support outside the group, like an individual therapist. In regards to our intake process, we usually have a brief initial conversation with each person who is interested and then schedule a virtual intake meeting, in order for us to share more information and determine if the group is a good fit. We also communicate with the client’s individual therapist/other providers with their consent.

  • LENGTH: 90 MINUTE SESSION, MEETS ONCE WEEKLY FOR 12 WEEKS
  • DATE: BEGINS MARCH 25

  • PLACE: ONLINE ONLY

  • COST: $1399, PAYABLE IN INSTALLMENTS

Group Leaders

Michaela Mendelsohn, PhD

(she/her/hers), is a 1A Supervisor. Dr. Mendelsohn has extensive training and over 30 years of experience treating trauma-related disorders.

She has run many different types of groups addressing the impact of trauma, and she has authored several research articles and a book on this topic.

CATERINA HILL, LCSW

(she/her/hers) is a 1A Wellness therapist specializing in working with adolescents, couples, and adults using an integrative approach to therapy that is rooted in neuroscience, attachment theory, and a trauma lens.

Adeline Dettor, LICSW

(she/her/hers), is a 1A Wellness Therapist who specializes in working with couples, and young adults.

“A special interest of Adeline’s is the navigation of grief throughout the life-span. She draws from many disciplines to approach this topic in her treatment including facilitation of group processing and support, mindfulness approaches, narrative therapy, and body-based interventions.”

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Note on Health Insurance

1A Wellness is a self-pay out-of-network practice. As such, we do not accept health insurance. But if your healthcare plan includes an out-of-network option, partial reimbursement may be available. See our FAQ section for more information.

Note on Health Insurance

1A Wellness is a self-pay out-of-network practice. As such, we do not accept health insurance. But if your healthcare plan includes an out-of-network option, partial reimbursement may be available. See our FAQ section for more information.