Women's Support Group for Trauma/PTSD | Therapy Group in New York — Zencare

Women's Support Group for Trauma/PTSD


This group provides support and a welcoming space for women who have experienced traumatic events. Trauma often leads to feelings of alienation and isolation. Here you will find opportunities to share and connect with others who have also had scarring experiences. This group is the right fit for a woman who is looking for a safe space to belong and welcome support around everyday stress and problems, while maintaining a curiosity about the deeper issues and underlying pain. Additionally, you will learn practical strategies that will help you improve your relationships and cope more effectively with overwhelming emotions. The topics discussed include (but are not limited to) relationships with family, friends, and partners; sexuality; professional life; empowerment; work-life balance; anxiety; life transitions; and the impact of trauma on everyday life.

Group Therapist

Dr. Justina Dillon is a psychologist with offices in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan. She works primarily with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, alcohol and drug use, and relationship difficulties.

She employs a range of evidence-based modalities, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and has training in specific trauma-focused treatments, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD, and Skills Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR). She describes her therapeutic style as warm, gentle, and engaged.

Many of Dr. Dillon’s clients come to see her for general issues; sometimes these clients wind up uncovering unprocessed trauma through their work together. Dr. Dillon follows what she calls the scholar-practitioner model of treatment, embracing the integration of research and clinical acumen. In addition to her private practice, in the past she has provided psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, children, and families in inpatient, outpatient, and intensive day program settings, as well as in schools and community clinics.

Dr. Dillon received her PhD from Adelphi University and has been in practice for six years. Her clinical training includes placements at the Center for Motivation and Change, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Nassau University Medical Center, and the Western Queens Consultation Center. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Dillon has conducted extensive research on the legacy of trauma in post-Soviet Lithuania, and co-authored a chapter about therapist adherence and competence in psychotherapy research for a psychology textbook.

Justina Dillon

Dr. Justina Dillon is a psychologist in Brooklyn Heights and Chelsea who sees adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use.

Wednesdays 4.30pm-5.45pm

New York (Online)

$125 per session (sliding scale and out-of-network insurance available)