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LGBTQ+ Seeking Safety Group

Seeking Safety Group (LGBTQ+)

Seeking Safety welcomes adults (18+) from all gender and sexual identities and expressions, who have experienced trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or substance use disorder.

This safe and inclusive group meets virtually only for the safety and convenience of our clients.

If you belong to the LGBTQ+ community, our group may be a good fit for you if:

  • You have experienced trauma and/or struggled with addictive behaviors including substance use.
  • You are interested in creating change and building skills to manage trauma and unhealthy coping.
  • You can commit to a weekly small group session and are engaged with your individual Pine Rest therapist.

Objectives include:

  • Build skills in communication, stress management, self-care and relapse prevention.
  • Explore the relationship between trauma, substance use and other unsafe behaviors.
  • Develop social support.
  • Enhance commitment to recovery.

Topics covered during group meetings:

  • PTSD
  • Detaching from emotional pain
  • When substances control you
  • Asking for help
  • Taking good care of yourself
  • Compassion
  • Green and red flags
  • Honesty
  • Recovery thinking ∙ Commitment
  • Creating meaning
  • Setting boundaries in relationships
  • Coping with triggers
  • Respecting your time
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self-nurturing
  • Healing from anger
  • Choices
  • Resources

… and more!

Printable LGBTQ+ Seeking Safety Group flier


Exact dates and times for this support group are not listed publicly for the safety of our participants.

To learn more or to join our LGBTQ+ Seeking Safety Group you need a referral from your current Pine Rest therapist, so please contact them if you are interested.

Group Facilitator

Michaela Cortese, LMSW, CAADC


$60 per session. Most insurance accepted. Please ask if you qualify for financial assistance.

For more information on dates/times or to join this class, please talk to your Pine Rest therapist.