Counseling Groups

Healing Together through Support

Support groups at Our VOICE  are intended to unite individuals who are dealing with the after-effects of sexual violence. These groups focus on coping skills and other strategies for everyday life. It is often helpful to meet other people dealing with similar issues to receive support, but also to encourage each other and share strategies for healthy living. 

 

Watch Now: Our VOICE Info Session- Sexual Violence

This 90-min psycho-educational presentation was developed by Our VOICE counselors for primary and secondary survivors of sexual violence. We approach the topic of sexual violence first from a historical and societal framework, then we focus in on the nuanced impacts it can have on the individual. We end the presentation with an explanation of the how trauma affects the nervous system, and guide the viewer through a few of our favorite DIY techniques for calming the nervous system and restoring a sense of calm and balance.

Click here to watch recording.

 

DBT Group for Survivors

Thursdays from 10am – 12pm 
An intensive, weekly group that runs 5-6 months for survivors impacted by sexual violence. This is a psychoeducational skills group that will cover the 4 components of DBT – Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Group is free of charge but group members are strongly encouraged to be connected to an individual therapist in the community.
 
If interested, please reach out to Amparo Penny at (828) 252-0562 x114 or amparop@ourvoicenc.org.

 

SoulCollage(R)

A group for Our VOICE clients who would like to incorporate imagery and metaphor in the healing process. This process helps us tap into our internal wisdom, connect with our support systems, and deepen our abilities to work with stressors, triggers, and traumas. The group enables us to do this is in a safe space, where we can experience connection with, and feel witnessed by, others. Please contact Rebecca L. Withrow at 828-252-0562 ext 110 to learn more and/or get started.

 

Men’s Group for Survivors