Led by Rachel Longer (short bio below)
This therapy group is currently full!
Date & Times: Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:30pm (currently on teletherapy)
Cost: $50 fee (sliding scale available)
Are you finding that trauma, grief and loss are impacting your daily life? Maybe you are feeling stuck, or maybe you are tired of feeling haunted by the past. This is a group for any woman ready to grow, to live your life from a place of feeling whole, and practice being grounded in the present moment.
Trauma, grief, and loss look different in all of our lives. Loss is at the heart of all trauma. Sometimes, we may even be experiencing trauma and grief over what is called an ambiguous loss, or losses which are not characterized by death. This could be a physical or emotional loss of a part of self, loss of a relationship,
loss of job, loss of future/time/possibility, etc. These experiences share several core commonalities: disconnection, confusion, pain, and loss of safety. The opposite of loss is connection, which is what this group provides – a safe place for connection, growth, and healing.
This is a 12-week group for women who are wishing to grow through trauma, grief, and loss. With a strengths-based focus, we will use experiential techniques and mindfulness meditation to help build connection, safety, grounding in the present, and integration of mind, body, and spirit.
Rachel A. Longer, MSS, LSW, CET II, My mission is to support your journey of healing and personal growth with thoughtful trauma-informed care as we explore avenues of transforming pain and emotional discomfort into empowered discovery and self-compassion. Healing is not a ‘one size fits all’ remedy, but rather an intricate process that is unique to you and your specific, life-shaping experiences. With a Master’s in Social Services degree from Bryn Mawr College, my approach to therapy is inclusive, non-pathologizing and strengths based. I have also completed an additional certification in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through Postpartum Support International. I have completed additional training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and integrate this compassionate approach into my work with clients. My background in the theatre and my love of storytelling brings me to my work as a psychotherapist. Learn more about Rachel in her bio page.