This group is for women who have experienced trauma and are now struggling to have healthy relationships. You will learn to build self-compassion, get your needs met in relationships, experience more connection, and feel more confident.
Trauma is something that happened to you that influenced how you see the world and interact with others. Trauma can create maladaptive behaviors intended on keeping you safe, but can also cause issues in your life and relationships. People who have trauma often feel like their life is stuck on repeat and they struggle to know where to start to make changes. Some examples of traumatic events are childhood neglect and abuse, sexual assault, loss of a loved one, accidents, witnessing others be harmed, fear of being harmed, and repeated emotional abandonment.
This group will start with discussion around how unhealed trauma can appear in relationships. We will offer compassion to each other and develop self compassion. There will be activities to help you improve emotional regulation and communication skills. Each week there will be targeted topic along with activities to practice in between sessions.
Healthy relationships start with the relationship we have with ourself, and we can heal in connection to others. This is why group therapy is one of the safest and most effective ways to retrain your nervous system to experience trust. I hope you’ll join us!
Barbara is a highly skilled and experienced clinical therapist for teenagers and adults. Barbara can help you alleviate stress and anxiety, process childhood wounds and trauma, and develop more secure and healthy relationships with others. If you are new to therapy or have apprehensions about starting again, Barbara is a natural at putting people at ease and creating a safe space for you to be honest and authentic with whatever is on your mind. Barbara has experience working with people from all different cultural backgrounds, LGBTQ, high achieving executives of large organizations, and other therapists.
With 20 years of experience working in the field of social work, Barbara comes with a wide variety of skills and knowledge. Barbara provides Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to assist in trauma recovery, and combines other holistic practices such as meditation, healthy nutrition, and physical movement. As a big nature enthusiast, Barbara will encourage you to reconnect to the natural and healing elements that are available and accessible to everyone in the great outdoors. You’ll find that Barbara is personable and supportive and is open and ready to build a beneficial therapeutic relationship with you along your healing journey.
Barbara provides virtual sessions to residents of Colorado, California, and Utah, along with nature-based sessions to those in Durango, CO. Before you ever meet in person, she will prepare you for what walk and talk therapy sessions entail, which people find very enjoyable and beneficial. Between these two meeting styles, Barbara is able to connect in a meaningful way with her clients.