“We feel the most alive when we’re connecting with others and being brave with our stories –
it’s in our biology.”
Women’s Groups for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Therapy Group: Tuesdays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Support Group: Fridays from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The trauma happened in relationship, so it needs to be healed in relationship.
You have been through something terrible, and you feel like you can’t talk to anyone about it. You worry that they won’t believe you, or they will blame you, or they just don’t want to hear it. Connecting with others who have been there is an important step in recovering. In the Survivors Group, you will learn to trust again. You will learn about trauma and how it effects the brain and body, and how it shows up in your daily life. And you will start to heal the pain of the past.
Survivors of sexual abuse or assault often feel isolated, like no one understands or even wants to hear what happened. You are not alone in your suffering.
There is an average of 293,066 sexual assaults each year; that’s one assault every 107 seconds.
The trauma happened in relationship to another person, so part of the healing must also be in relationship. That’s why group therapy for sexual assault and abuse survivors can be so healing.
Survivors of Sexual Abuse is a safe, confidential therapy group where you can find support and healing with people who have experienced the same things as you have.
Are you an adult that experienced sexually inappropriate or abusive treatment as a child?
Do you feel you have emotional wounds that continue to fester?
Have you developed some unhealthy ways of coping that you’d like to change?
Are you noticing some areas in your life that you suspect are affected by the abuse?
Are memories, flashbacks, nightmares, triggers or fears holding you back from your potential?
Do you feel isolated, like no one can possibly understand?
While trauma therapy can be done in a group setting or in individual therapy, group therapy helps repair relationships by helping you experience trust again. You will feel a sense of community and safety that you once thought was lost forever. You can benefit from groups even during sessions when you say little, because listening is healing, too. Members may bring up an issue that strikes a chord in you, but you either weren’t aware of or didn’t know how to bring up yourself.