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Groups and Programs

Beginning August 15, 2023
Tuesdays 3:30–5:00pm in person at Steadfast Center

Open to cis women, trans women, gender non-binary and non-conforming folks

Interpersonal Process Group for Trauma Survivors

This is a long-term, open, process group for people who have experienced relational trauma. Ideal participants are people who have already engaged in initial recovery work and are able to identify ways in which past trauma has had a lasting impact on how they relate to self, others, and the world in the present. While sharing details of trauma stories is not the main emphasis of this group, participants will be invited to process and integrate past experiences as they relate to the issues and concerns they are confronting in their current lives. The hope for this group is that, over time, participants will come to experience a deeper sense of connection within themselves and with each other, and that their growing capacity for connection will enhance other relationships in their life. The group will be limited to 6 participants.

Group Facilitators:

Melanie Marklein, PhD

Gina Yu, LPC

Fall 2023 Therapeutic Writing Group
for Trauma Survivors

Writing creates an opportunity to connect emotions and thoughts, and to process beliefs, identities, and events in a unique and creative way. Therapeutic writing in a supportive group environment can empower trauma survivors to connect with each other and with themselves. Sessions will focus on allowing participants control over their narratives and exploring ways of healing the impact of trauma. Participants will not be required or expected to share details of their trauma.

Sessions will consist of two 20-minute writing periods with discussions before and after.


Writing prompts will center themes of:

  • Safety

  • Embodiment

  • Honoring and Coping

  • Myths and Truths

  • Emotion Connection

  • Relationships to Self and Others

More details coming soon...

Group Facilitator:

Carolyn Cruse, LCSW

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