Group counseling provides a unique opportunity to be in community with others who have experiences and feelings similar to yours. Groups are a special place for being seen and validated by peers, learning from the group's sharing and interactions, and finding support and healing from the relationships that form within the group.
Mondays, Feb 22 – Apr 26, 2021 (10 weeks), 3:30-4:45pm | Online via Zoom
Women’s Trauma Information Group
The purpose of this group is for members to connect with one another and explore the impact of traumatic experience on various aspects of life and relationships.
Major goals of the TIG include:
Increased understanding of the impact of trauma
Decreased sense of isolation
Reduced sense of shame
Increased ability to regulate trauma-related affect
Enhanced coping skills
Increased capacity for safe relationships
Increased feelings of empowerment
This group is open to female-identified adult survivors of interpersonal trauma (e.g., emotional/physical abuse or neglect, sexual abuse/violence).
Group members are required to be in individual therapy at least twice a month during the group and must be willing to sign a release between individual and group therapists.
For more info or to schedule an initial phone screening,
please contact Melanie Marklein at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (217) 778-4134 Ext. 6
*The Trauma Information Group is based on the book Group Trauma Treatment in Early Recovery: Promoting Safety and Self Care by Judith Lewis Herman, Diya Kalivayalil and Members of the Victims of Violence Program