Support Groups & Workshops
What are Therapy Support Groups?
Our groups and workshops are the ultimate therapeutic VILLAGE experience. Healing with others has proven to be effective time and time again by bringing together people with similar experiences. Support groups are a great way to learn more about yourself while building a community. The format of our support groups bridge the gap between emotional and clinical needs since they are led by Licensed Therapists able to guide you through processing your feelings and provide psychological educational resources.
Participating in a group awards the opportunity to surround yourself with people who likely have a common goal and understand your experience based on their own shared experience. If you feel that you've tried everything possible to create change in your life but doing it alone repeatedly feels lonely, consider some of the benefits below.
Benefits of Group Support
- Improve skills to cope with challenges
- Building communication skills by talking openly about your feelings
- Increase and instill hope and motivation
- Decrease distress, anxiety, and sadness
- Increase understanding about behaviors and thoughts creating barriers to your goals
- Gaining practical take-home tools to implement into your daily routine
- Learning about wellness and community social resources
Our therapy groups are $80 per group per person. Participants can purchase sessions upfront to receive 10% off the entire package. The group fee includes any:
that come with the group's curriculum so there are no surprise fees once you've completed your group. Each group runs for a specific amount of weeks which can be found in each group description below. To maintain group cohesiveness, in-person and virtual groups have a maximum capacity so space is limited.
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Motherhood is an emotional and change-filled time! Are you seeking a weekly safe space to process your experience with an intimate group of mothers who get it? In this 8-week group, professor and licensed psychologist, Dr. Lavonda Mickens introduces different educational topics and tools from her Motherhood Manual while guiding you through self-reflective conversations that promote feelings of validation and foster a sense of COMMUNITY.
- childbirth and breastfeeding
- postpartum depression/anxiety
- your own mothering
- your VILLAGE
- mothers in the workplace
When: Thursdays (weekly)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date: Starting 2023
Times (participants will attend one time offering each week, not both):
- 12:00-1:30pm (PST)
Location: Virtual on Zoom (recurring meeting link provided to participants after registration approval)
Facilitator: Dr. Lavonda Mickens, Ph.D.
What we are taught about our bodies is often stained by social constructs telling us what not to do, but lacking the teaching of what to do. Communicating our physical needs to others is enhanced when we aren't afraid to explore deeper within ourselves. This weekly group provides tools to increase self confidence through the understanding of positive self touch.
Facilitator: Makeda Abraham
This group provides a space to unpack the range of feelings and emotions associated with the grief and loss process. There is no grief to big or small for this group. We acknowledge and respect each persons journey towards healing. Learn tools of how to live life with your loved one or grief type in mind. You don't have to move on but you can move forward.
Facilitator: Kiki Robinson