“After trauma, the world becomes sharply divided between those who know and those who don’t.”

LOUISE GLUCK

Group Counseling for Trauma Survivors

Many who have faced traumatic attacks feel a need to “keep the secret,” thus compounding their pain with isolation, dissociation, hypervigilance, and shame.

While acknowledging the difficulty in obtaining accurate statistics on the prevalence of a crime often held in secret, the World Health Organization estimates that 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. Unlike men, who are more likely to be assaulted by strangers, women often know their assailant as a friend or family member.

Group therapy, in conjunction with individual therapy, can provide a corrective emotional experience which gently challenges survivors’ feelings of shame, self-blame, and isolation.

If you feel you could benefit from such a group, let’s talk. Initial assessments are free of charge.