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If you are interested in joining this group, please contact us at 484-440-9416. Lewis will schedule a short call with each participant to assess eligibility prior to joining the group

Led by Lewis Johnson, M.S., NCC, & Ari Kirkman, B.A (short bio below)

Date and Time:  Weekly on Thursdays from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Location: In person at the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy (524 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063)

Cost: $60 per session (low-cost options are available; contact us if cost is your only barrier to attending)

About the Group:

The purpose of this group is to bring together adults of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and gender expansive) community who have experienced trauma and heal those parts that are feeling divided. By creating community among the group, healing can occur, and one can begin to unify the separate parts of themselves to create a wholeness in their life. Together, we will spend our time exploring your identities and building a more cohesive and unified self through interpersonal and psychodramatic group therapy techniques.

Learn about Lewis and Ari

Lewis Johnson (he/him/his) specializes in working with the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and gender expansive) community and the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community. As an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist, self-identifying Black cisgender male, and spiritual being, Lewis actively engages in ongoing education to ensure he is providing his clients with support that is representative of their unique and beautiful stories. In his role, he supports our mission of expanding our trauma services to clients regardless of financial situation. Learn more about Lewis on his

Ari Kirkman, (they/them), is a Master of Social Work student completing their final year at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Ari proudly identifies as queer and trans, and they are passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and gender expansive) people and communities of color. Ari seeks to foster a safe, affirming, and collaborative environment where folks can begin to heal and to approach those parts of themselves that feel “stuck” or walled off. Ari believes that healing happens within relationships, both within our communities and within ourselves, and individual growth is an important part of a larger project to heal and reinvigorate our communities with compassion, radical acceptance, and solidarity in the face of trying times. Learn more about Ari on their bio page!