Group Counseling Services
We believe that survivors of child sexual abuse and those who love and support them benefit by interacting with others in similar situations.
If you would like more information regarding the groups or if you would like to enroll, please call us at (831) 423-7601 or download our registration packet: English | Espanol
Women's Therapy Group
We provide a safe and supportive environment for healing from child sexual abuse. Together we break through isolation, develop healthy coping skills, reduce shame, and build healthy boundaries. Healing is facilitated using emotional release exercises, meditation, imagery, writing, and group discussions. An emphasis is placed on learning to nurture ourselves as we heal. The group meets for 12 weeks.
Led by Ama Delevett LMFT
in Santa Cruz: Monday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm; Tuesday, 10:00am to 12:00 noon & 5:00pm to 7:00pm; Wednesday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Led by Antoinette Parekh LMFT
in Santa Cruz: Monday 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Led by Marga Vaquer LMFT
in Watsonville: Tuesday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm (Spanish)
Men's Therapy Group
We help men understand that they are not alone and are not to blame. In a safe, supportive environment, we will use writing, emotional release exercises, and other processes to explore our feelings, confront the violation, and recognize the anger resulting from the original abuse. Gather strength, celebrate survival, and take the steps necessary to heal and move on. Group meets for 12 weeks.
Led by Erik Barnes
Wednesday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Led by Michael Leimach, LMFT
Thursday, 10:00am to 12:00 noon
Latina Therapy Group
We provide a safe and supportive healing environment for exploring issues of child sexual abuse and break isolation, develop healthy coping skills, reduce shame, increase self-esteem, and build healthy boundaries. Healing is facilitated through the use of emotional release exercises, meditation, imagery, writing, and group discussions.The group meets in Watsonville for 12 weeks.
Led by Marga Vaquer, LMFT
We are now offering an eight-week intensive therapy group for mothers whose children are survivors of sexual abuse. Goals of the therapy groups are to break isolation, process the effects of the trauma and develop healthy boundaries and coping skills. Healing is facilitated using group discussion with others in similar situations.
Led by Antoinette Parekh, LMFT Friday, 10:00am to 12:00 noon
Partners of Survivors Group
This is a safe, nurturing group to explore the impact of child sexual abuse has on your relationship and the unique challenges you might face. Partners will learn how to take care of themselves while helping each other grow. Learn how to be present and supportive, to get past the pain and find relief in the safety of a healthy, loving, and romantic relationship.
Teen Girls Group in Watsonville
We provide a safe and supportive environment for young women regain hope and heal from sexual abuse. In a group pf 4-6 participants, teen girls (15-18 years) will explore healthy coping skills, process the effects of the trauma, increase self-esteem, reconnect with their strengths and courage and reclaim their lives.
Led by Karen Ouse Friday afternoons
Expressive Arts Therapy Group for Women
Women have the opportunity to explore their self-identity through art in a safe and nurturing environment. Various art forms are used alongside an exploration of boundaries to help increase self-esteem and support the issues that come with healing and self-discovery. No previous experience with art is necessary.
Led by Stephanie Soto, MFT Intern
Thursday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Expressive Arts Groups
We provide a safe and supportive environment for children, teens and young adult to heal from sexual abuse. Together we will process the effect of the trauma, reduce shame, and practice healthy coping skills. We supporting participants to reconnect with their strengths, courage and creativity. Healing is facilitated using expressive arts and play therapy.
* Pre-teen group (10-13 years)
* Teen group (14-16 years)
* Young Adult (16-22 years)
You are not alone. You are not to blame. Join a group of 6-7 individuals. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale. Call now to pre-register: (831) 423-7601.