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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

Registration

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

Cost

$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.