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Women’s Trauma Recovery Group

A Safe Space for Exploration and Healing

Facilitated by Melanie Marklein, PhD and Gina Yu

January 11 -May 3, 2022 (no meeting March 15)

16-week group
Tuesdays 4:30–6:00pm

The Trauma Recovery Group (TRG) is a 16-week, goal-oriented group focused on decreasing the impact of past trauma on your current life. The group is open to female-identified adult survivors of interpersonal trauma (e.g., emotional/physical abuse or neglect, sexual abuse/violence). 


Participants will be invited to explore and process their trauma in this small group setting, with structured work on a specific aspect of their recovery.


The TRG is a safe, collaborative healing space for people who:

  • have been victims of trauma or abuse

  • have done some trauma-focused work in individual therapy

  • would like to further understand and decrease the impact of past trauma on their current life

  • have achieved consistent safety and stabilization with PTSD/trauma symptoms (no self harm, substance abuse, or hospitalizations in the past year)


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.

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

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

*The TRG is based on the book “The Trauma Recovery Group: A Guide for Practitioners" by Michaela Mendelsohn and Judith Lewis Herman, et al.

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