Upcoming Workshops

Healing the Intersection of Shame and Trauma

Led by Rachel Saccarelli, EH.M, PRS, LE, LMT, Phoenix Center Clinical Intern (she/her/hers) 

Date & Time: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 6:00- 7:30 PM via Zoom

Please email Rachel if interested at rachelphoenixtc@gmail.com 

Cost: Pay what you can! (suggested donation, if financially able, $20)

 Shame impacts us for multiple reasons; however, the prime reason shame is so significant in our healing journies is that it glues itself to our identity. Instead of understanding guilt as “something bad happened,” we see ourselves shamefully as “I am bad.” In this workshop, we learn how shame wraps itself into our healing journey and the intersection between shame and trauma. Lastly, we learn and practice strategies to combat shame from within ourselves and when others shame us.

For a full description and more information about registration for this group, click here!


This group is Full- New dates coming soon!

Counseling While Black: Your Story – A Community Workshop for Black Mental Health Professionals

Led by Lewis Johnson, B.A, Phoenix Center Clinical Intern (he/him/his)

Date and Time: Begins Monday, October 18, 2021. Group will meet every Monday evening from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM (EST) for a 5-week cycle (ending Monday, November 15th) via Zoom.

Cost: Pay what you can! (suggested donation, if financially able, $20)

The purpose of this group is to bring Black mental health professionals together to support each other in the work they do with clients while still coping with the persistent killing, racial profiling, and unjust arrests of Black people that occur every day. As Black mental health professionals, our personal experiences, the news stories on television and social media, and the other imagery shown can create a persistent feeling of stress and anxiety.

Together, we will spend our time delving into our unique stories, discussing the increased awareness by society of the Black experience, and learning to transform our generational and present-day pain into a strength that we can use to empower our work with clients of all backgrounds.

For a full description and more information about registration for this group, click here!

Community Support Groups

Our center offers community peer support groups for various topics and communities.

Community peer support groups are not therapy groups, though they are led by a professional. Community peer support groups provide coping skills and bring together members with similar lived experiences to support each other. The group contributes to the healing process through attentive listening, encouragement, feedback, education, and shared experience. Group members will learn to better understand themselves, work to change thoughts and behaviors while receiving and giving feedback to other group members.

This group has ended– New dates coming in 2022!
Visionaries: Immigrant & Refugee Adult Peer Support Group

New dates will be announced soon for 2022. If you are interested in this group please email maria@phoenixtraumacenter.com

The purpose of this group is to bring together immigrant and refugee adults who need a place to share their personal experiences without having to explain or feel judged by others. We will spend our time focusing on the here and now, learning from each other, and supporting each other to achieve visions for the future.

This group is open to anyone that identifies as an immigrant (regardless of immigration status), refugee, or new citizen. We welcome undocumented, DACA & TPS adults, refugees, and those who have gone through adjustment of status. For full description and more information on this group, click here!

Disclaimer: These are peer support groups for community members, these are not therapy groups. If you are looking for therapy services, please let us know and we can offer services or referrals.

Previous Groups at the
Phoenix Trauma Center

Transforming Burnout: An Experiential Mutual Aid Group for Graduate Social Work Students

Led by Katharine Miller Walsh, CET I

This group is currently inactive.
February 1, 2021, Mondays, 7:00- 8:00 PM (EST on zoom).
Feeling burned out by field, schoolwork, COVID-19, and the state of the world? Join this free support group for graduate social work students. Together, we will attend to the experiences of burnout, compassion fatigue, relational stress, and academic & professional difficulties. This group will meet throughout the spring semester.

For full description and more information on this group, click here!

Parenting Teens: Where’s the playbook?
A Support Group for Moms

This group is currently inactive

Are you struggling with your teenager and feeling at loss with how to parent them? Do you long for more connection with your teen but feel shut out? Do you worry about their well-being and choices they make but aren’t sure how to help? You are not alone. Join this free support group for moms of teens. Together, we will learn tips to navigate parenting through this dynamic stage, connect with other moms and share experiences, expertise, and support in a safe and non-judgmental environment. This group will meet for 5 weeks. For full description and more information on this group, click here!