LGBTQIA+ Trauma Information Group

Promoting Safety and Self-Care

Facilitated by

Cynthia Degnan, LCSW

Carolyn Cruse, LCSW

February 21 - April 25, 2022

10-week group
Mondays 5:30–6:45pm

Virtual Group via Zoom

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 self-compassion

  • Increased ability to regulate trauma-related affect

  • Enhanced coping skills

  • Increased capacity for safe relationships

  • Increased feelings of empowerment

This group is open to LGBTQIA+-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.

$50/session (can be billed to insurance as group therapy)

For more information or to schedule an initial phone screening, please contact Cynthia Degnan at or (217) 778-4134.

*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.