Stephanie Schacher, Psy.D. Providing assessment and psychotherapy services in Westport and Milford, CT
Group psychotherapy can be a very effective way to work on issues, overcome obstacles, and achieve personal growth. I currently run three psychotherapy and support groups for women.
Women's Trauma Group
I run two separate groups for women who have experienced various types of trauma.
Group One focuses on trauma such as childhood abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, toxic relationships, extreme family dysfunction, family addiction issues, and family mental illness and suicide. Group Two also deals with women who have some history of traumatic family issues, but deals more with trauma in current day unhealthy relationships, or women going through a toxic divorce - this group is currently looking for additional members. It will be specifically for women in toxic partner relationships, those contemplating leaving those relationships, those in the process of doing so, and those dealing with the fall-out after.
Each group runs 60 minutes long. The focus of these groups are 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. It helps women deal with problems with self-image, assertiveness, asking for help, setting appropriate boundaries, trust, and identifying and managing toxic relationships, including abusive marriages and toxic divorce. It teaches women to be better advocates for themselves and to take better care of themselves.
Senior Women's Support Group
This group is for senior citizen women who may be dealing with the following issues: isolation and loneliness, aging and health concerns, financial stresses, family discord, and finding meaning in retirement and/or after raising a family.
I accept some insurance to cover group fees. I will work out a fee for those without insurance or with a plan that I do not take.