Please read before registering for this event. Registration below.

Please click here to register by no later than Monday, July 18 at 5pm.

Date & Time: Tuesday July 19, 2022, 5pm – 6:30 pm (EST/NYC Time Zone)

This is an online zoom event; the link will be provided after registration. Space is available to 25 people. Please register by no later than Monday, July 18 at 5pm.

Free event

The group will be facilitated by Xihlovo Mabunda, MS, NCC, (short bio below) with the support of other Phoenix Center staff and employ various experiential group processes to promote peer support, connection, and restoration.

Disclaimer: This is a peer support group for community members, and not a therapy group. If you are looking for therapy services, please let us know and we can offer services or referrals.

Contact our intake coordinator, Lewis Johnson, at 484-440-9416 or

About this event:

The purpose of this group is to bring together members of the community to share their experiences of collective trauma and adverse events. Together, we will spend our time holding the impact of the recent Supreme Court ruling on Roe vs. Wade and supporting each other. This space is one free of judgement and focuses on the benefits of community in healing and the ability to be with difficult emotions. Policies and world events impact people’s lives. This group is created to discuss the emotional impact and provide peer support.

Rules, Norms, and Commitments:

  • Confidentiality and Privacy – you agree not to talk about other participants’ sharing outside of the group
  • Respect – you agree to respect everyone in the group for who they are, for how they identify, and what they have experienced – regardless of their beliefs or opinions
  • Self-Care – you agree to prioritize your self-care during and after the event, taking care of yourself and asking for additional support if needed
  • Sharing – you agree to respect other people’s sharing and not speak over others
  • Peer-Support – you agree to contribute to supporting others when possible
  • Choice – you understand that you can choose to how much or how little you want to disclose in the group based on your comfort level

Please click here to register by no later than Monday, July 18 at 5pm.

 Xihlovo Mabunda, MS, NCC (she, her, hers) is a pre-licensed Professional Counselor whose practice is informed by her identity as a black, cisgender woman. Xihlovo views the therapeutic relationship as a space to begin healing and seeks to foster a collaborative, affirming, and gently challenging environment. Xihlovo’s goal is to encourage self-exploration in one’s identities while recognizing how systems of oppression affect our personhood in conscious and unconscious ways. She believes that healing is a radical act of social justice and maintains a commitment to working with clients who want to push back and explore internal and external trauma experiences. Learn more about Xihlovo on her bio page.