Parenting Through Trauma: Support Group
The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and supportive space for adults who experienced childhood trauma and have since taken on the unique challenges of parenthood. The group will focus on lending support around the difficulties of parenting and navigating family relationships as you work to create connections and insights into how childhood experiences continue to impact your day to day life.
About Facilitator Meira Ellias, LCSW-C, TCTSY-F:
Prior to going into private practice I was the supervising social worker at The Center for Posttraumatic and Dissociative Disorders in Washington DC. In that role I provided individual therapy to adult survivors of trauma. I have provided therapy to children and adolescent survivors of sexual abuse and their non offending family members. I have worked with clients exhibiting a range of behaviors, including depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, and various forms of self-harm. I have also worked in grief and loss, working with hospice patients and their families, including working in pediatric hospice. As Judith Herman stated “Recovery can take place only within the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation.” I believe deeply in the power of relationships in the healing from trauma, and hope to support and be a witness for my clients.
Date/Time: Monday’s 11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
To get as much as possible out the group, participants are asked to commit to a minimum of 12 seventy-five minute group sessions. All interested clients must be engaged, or willing to engage in individual therapy while in the group. Referrals are available.
30 minute Initial screenings are required for new participants.