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.