Group led by Heather Baron, MEd, MSS, LCSW  (short bio below)

Dates and Time: This group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) for 8 weeks. Start date will be determined when there are enough group members. This group will meet on Zoom

Cost: $85 per session (sliding scale available)

Would you like to be better at handling stress? Is it hard to cope when you feel anxious or triggered? In this group, you will explore how to use your existing strengths and resources, and develop new ones, to improve your ability to manage stress, anxiety and trauma responses. You will learn how our brain and nervous system are affected by trauma and other prolonged or extreme stress and learn techniques from EMDR therapy and other modalities to understand why you have these responses and how to start to change them. While we will not be primarily focused on processing traumatic experiences, the information and tools you learn will support you in doing that trauma work by improving overall coping, self-care and emotional wellness.

This group will be open to new members for the first three weeks, after which it will continue as a closed group. New members joining after the first session will need to attend one individual therapy session first to learn foundational material for the rest of the group. All group members must also be in concurrent individual therapy, at Phoenix Center or elsewhere.

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

Heather Baron, MEd, MSS, LCSW, (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical social worker and certified EMDR therapist, who is also certified in telemental health. She specializes in helping people heal from trauma and grief, using techniques grounded in neurobiological research. Her approach to therapy is attachment- and strengths-based, relational and collaborative and built on empathy and curiosity. A certified yoga teacher, she also incorporates yoga, meditation and mindfulness techniques when appropriate.   Learn more about Heather on her bio page.