A Community Support Group for Black Male Mental Health Professionals

Led by Lewis Johnson, BA

Fall 2021. Date and time will be announced soon.
Please email support@phoenixtraumacenter.com if interested. Online group

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!

Immigrant & Refugee Adult Peer Support Group.

Led by Maria Sotomayor-Giacomucci, BA, CTP

Tuesday nights from May 25, 2021 to June 22, 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!

Getting Curious: An Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model

Part 1: Tuesday September 21, 2021 | 6:30- 7:30 PM (EST)
Part 2: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6:30- 7:30 PM
Suggested Donation, if financially able, $40 for both sessions
Registration information in event page (see bottom)
Online Offering via Zoom (register for Zoom link)

Have you ever tried to quiet anxious thoughts only to have them return even louder than before? Do you sometimes feel taken over by intense emotions? Do you ever think “I wish I could just stop being so critical/anxious/sad…)? If so, (and who hasn’t!) then you have met some “parts” of you. In the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, these parts serve as protectors from feelings that we “never again” want to experience, and they work hard to shield the more tender parts in our system. Curious to learn more?

Please join Rachel Longer and Lauren Sullivan for a two-part personal growth workshop introduction to the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. This workshop is open to those who would like to become more curious and compassionate with themselves and will feature an exploration of your own internal system. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about how to apply the model to oneself.

For full description and more information about registration for 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.