Melissa’s Group

group-Flying-butterflies1“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  Maya Angelou



It is time to step out of the shadows and start living up to your full potential. Your sexual abuse history does NOT have to define you any more!

Female Survivors of any type of childhood sexual abuse are invited to join.  I personally designed it to help women understand the effects of trauma, reduce feelings of shame and guilt, and empower group members in a safe and confidential environment.  This 12-session group progresses through 3 stages:  Trauma and Its Manifestations, Telling Your Story, and Empowerment.  Groups are limited to 3-5 members to ensure the safety and the comfort they need to disclose difficult information.

Group members will explore:

  • the effects of trauma
  • maladaptive coping strategies
  • emotional blocks
  • support systems
  • self care
  • guilt, shame and stigma
  • feelings of isolation
  • vulnerability as a child
  • empowerment
  • self-esteem
  • healthy coping mechanisms
  • developing healthy relationships


A summer group is forming now. If you would like to know more about the group or schedule a group intake, please feel free to contact me for further information.