Supportive Therapy Group for sexual abuse survivors
Providing a safe, supportive environment
for adult women to engage in a healing process.
New sessions start in spring and fall
Benefits that a woman may experience by joining a supportive therapy group:
- Supportive therapy group provides women a beneficial synergy with individual counseling.
- Increased healing is often experienced with the richness of supportive peer group input.
- A wider perspective of the common effects of sexual abuse is provided in a safe group atmosphere.
- Increased hope is frequently experienced as women see growth and healing in other women.
- Healthy relationship skills are shown for increased development of effective communication.
Each 15 week group is limited to 10 women.
To see if this group is a good fit for you, call me or text me
to request a free interview appointment. 503.267.3149
I am Faith Winters, a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 10 years experience in working with sexual abuse survivors individually and in groups. Not only am I a trained mental health professional who specializes in helping women who have experienced abuse, I am also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. In the past I lived with PTSD, panic attacks, hyper vigilance, anxiety and depression for more than 30 years. But I have healed through those struggles and have not experienced any of that for more than 15 years. I want to help you be free from the crippling after effects of abuse. I am living proof that there can be healing and a better life ahead.
What happens in a women's supportive therapy group?
First and most importantly I work to make the group as safe and confidential place as I can. We meet once a week for an hour and a half. I bring up a topic (such as: how to get along in a work place, dealing with anxiety, the effects of betrayal on our ability to trust, extended family relationships, the effects on our relationship to God, etc) and I present a helpful educational segment. We check in with each woman about how her week is going and we discuss the topics that are of the most concern to the women that night. Everyone is allowed a space to join in the discussion, but no one is forced to share.
Click here to see a metaphor about the kind of growing and healing that happens in a supportive therapy group.
There is a helpful synergy that happens when a woman who is in individual therapy also joins a supportive therapy group. It can make both processes more effective for a woman's healing. If you are currently working with a counselor you are encouraged to continue with that counselor while you are in this group.
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