Group psychotherapy can be a very effective way to work on issues, overcome obstacles, and achieve personal growth. I currently run two psychotherapy and support groups for women.
Women's Trauma Group
This group is for women who have experienced various types of trauma such as childhood abuse, incest, sexual assault, domestic violence relationships, high family dysfunction, family addictions, and family mental illness and suicide. It meets weekly in the evenings, and runs 75 minutes long. The focus of this group is to allow each member to open up about her personal history and current struggles in a safe and protective environment that allows for interpersonal connection, healing, and the creation of community.
Women's Reentry Group
This group is for women who have been entangled in the legal system. Whether one has made a poor choice in life, or unknowingly ventured into prohibited activity, having been caught up in the judicial system is traumatic and exceptionally disruptive to personal, career, and family life. These women often struggle with feelings of humiliation, guilt, betrayal, resentment, anger, unfairness, and social isolation. They have been given various labels which overshadow other labels such as "mom", "daughter", "wife", "professional", and "friend". This group will allow participants to connect with others, work through complicated feelings, and begin to find a way to heal from their experiences and rebuild their lives.
I also provide individual counseling and support for those who are still going through the system, who have not yet faced the final outcome, and for spouses, partners, and children left at home. A good resource for support on these matters is Prisonist.org I have recently written a blog for this support ministry. I accept the following insurances to cover group fees: Medicare, Husky, Anthem, and Healthy CT, Yale Health Plan, I will work out a fee for those without insurance or an insurance plan that I do not take.