Trauma can be an intimidating word. In this group, we define sexual trauma as a past experience in which you were sexually violated that has now been affecting your daily ability to function, your anxieties, your mood, your relationships, or any other key part of your day-to-day life. Trauma can also leave you feeling isolated and alone, or perhaps timid and unsure of how to breach the subject with others. This group is designed to give you a safe space to work through the steps of trauma healing: coming to terms with what happened, externalizing the event from your own self worth and sense of self, understanding how it has affected you emotionally, learning what coping skills work best for you, and challenging the thoughts that the negative thoughts that the trauma has formed in your brain. Together, let's change the narrative around how you see your future in this world.
Why do this work in a group? The power of speaking our trauma to others helps alleviate shame. Speaking to others who understand an element of your experience creates comfort. Learning that you are not alone can create strength in unity, and provide hope for the future.
Mental Health Counselor
Hi, I'm Lauren. I'm a mental health counselor with a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from New York University. I approach all of my clients with a holistic wellness perspective, and my approach includes building strong interpersonal connections that strengthen self-worth and autonomy. Together we will strike a balance of working through your external and internal turmoil to ensure you are able to handle your present issues, and do the in-depth emotional work of rehashing your past.
How To Participate
This group session is run online in order to be accessible to all. After joining, you will receive an email with a link for the group's video conference.
You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate.
Your payment is always secure. You will be charged for each recurring group session. This subscription can be canceled at any time.
$45 / session
Wednesday - Oct 27, 10:30 PM GMT