Led by Maria Sotomayor-Giacomucci

Date: Once a month on the first Monday of every month from September to December 2021.

Time: 6:30 PM- 8 :00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Virtual Zoom Meeting

Cost: Pay what you can! (suggested donation, if financially able, of $20 per session)

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. Topics will include our experiences in a new country and culture, relationships, stress, ambiguous loss, racism, and xenophobia while focusing on empowerment, self-care, transformation, and community support. We will use art and experiential practices to dive into our experiences as individuals and as a group.

This group is open to anyone that identifies as an immigrant (regardless of immigration status), refugee, or new citizen. We welcome undocumented, DACA & TPS, refugees, and those who have gone through adjustment of status. New participants are welcome to join the group at any time.

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

If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Maria Sotomayor-Giacomucci at maria@phoenixtraumacenter.com or call 484-440-9416.  Maria will schedule a short call with each participant to assess eligibility

Maria Sotomayor-Giacomucci, BA, CTP, is a Spanish-speaking immigrant from Ecuador who came to the USA as a child and has lived experience dealing with the emotional, cultural, and systemic aspects of being an immigrant. She understands that everyone’s migration journey is unique, yet there are many shared experiences that can unite us. She has 10+ years of experience working in immigrant-led spaces and with youth and young adults who are immigrants to the United States. Maria has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and is certified as a trauma professional. Maria is pursuing her master’s in social work at Bryn Mawr College– she is especially interested in raising mental health awareness in immigrant/refugee communities. Learn more about Maria on her bio page