Counseling While Black: Working with Clients Amidst Racial Injustice and Microaggressions – A Community Support Group for Black Male Mental Health Professionals

Led by Lewis Johnson, BA

Begins Saturday, May 22, 2021. Group will meet every Saturday morning from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EST) for a 6-week cycle (ending Saturday, June 26th) via Zoom.

The purpose of this group is to bring Black male 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 men that occur every day. Together, we will spend our time delving into our unique stories, discussing the increased awareness by society of the Black experience during the pandemic, and transforming our generational and present-day pain into a strength that we can use to empower our work with clients of all backgrounds.

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

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

Lauren Sullivan,  MEd, MS, NCC 

Beginning April 14, 2021 – May 12, 2021 (5 weeks) Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM (EST on zoom).

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!

Visionaries:
Immigrant & Refugee Adult Peer Support Group.

Led by Maria Sotomayor-Giacomucci, BA, CTP

Monday nights from May 24, 2021 to June 21, 2021 from 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM (EST on zoom)


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!

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 full:

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!

If you are interested in joining our peer support groups, please contact us at 484-440-9416.  Lauren, Lewis, Maria, or Katharine will schedule a short call with each participant to assess eligibility.

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.

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.