Adult Adoptees Therapeutic Group
This is a safe space to invite in open and honest conversations about all things related to the adoptee experience. We welcome and explore an array of topics, thoughts, and curiosities, including layers of identity, relationships with others, relationship with oneself, ancestral and cultural burdens, trauma, loss, gifts and joys. And we have fun!
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**JANUARY 2023 CYCLE IS CLOSED**
Stay tuned for the next available cycle!
SECOND CYCLE BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2023
MEETING VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM WEDNESDAYS BI-WEEKLY (EVERY OTHER WEEK)
FROM 8:00-9:30 PM EST(EASTERN STANDARD TIME)
PURPOSE: This is meant to be a safe space to invite in topic-lead and therapeutic conversations that include: varying aspects of identity in adoption, themes surrounding a sense of belonging, understanding layers of loss, understanding how adoption impacts a relationship with oneself as well as with others, and therapeutic tools for strengthening Self-leadership, Self-healing, and Self-compassion. **An outline of the agenda with dates will be sent to you via e-mail prior to January 11th** Read Group Full Rules Here.
COST: $40 per week/$480 for full 12 weeks/sessions (for clarity: this group meets over a 6 month period since we are meeting bi-weekly) – either option must be received [at the latest] 24 hours prior to the start of the group. You have two payment options: (1) pay $40 weekly [24 hours before each session] or (2) pay the full $480 [24 hours before the first session]
TO RESERVE A SPACE, a $40 payment must be made as a payment for the first group (This can be refunded, should you change your mind, but you cannot re-enter this cycle if you decide to drop).
GROUND RULES FOR ALL GROUPS
- Confidentiality is imperative. This means, what’s shared in the group must stay in the group. This also prohibits discussing what’s spoken about in the group to other group members outside of the group if it is spoken about in a, “Did you hear what Mary said in group?” way. (This will be explained further during the meeting).
- This is not a replacement for individual therapy. While this group can be therapeutic through affirmation, connection, and communal support, it is not the same as individual therapy. If you find yourself struggling emotionally often, I recommend searching for an individual therapist. Please let me know if this is something you’re interested in, and I can provide resources.
- Respect for one another is a must – This means that hurtful, demeaning, or disrespectful words towards one another are not permitted. If unintentional hurtful words are spoken, I will intervene and offer an alternative (also a warning). However, if it persists and cannot be respected, you will be removed from the group.
- Should there be a risk or concern of safety (injury to self or others), I will address this privately with individuals involved.
“The group was so intentional and transparent. It covered topics that don’t often get discussed from the adoptee experience. I felt so seen, heard, and validated.”
“I already am noticing being less triggered – for me, the most magical part was seeing myself, seeing others, and being seen.”
“I felt it was very therapeutic, and opened up issues for me to think about on my own and discuss with my personal therapist.”
“I liked the overall structure of the group, where we had prompts and an overall theme for each week but could bounce off one another’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences as they arose. The group felt safe, and it’s rare to come together with a community to share raw, true emotions – things you may not have shared with anyone before- so openly… I really felt seen, heard, and understood. This whole group was a wonderful opportunity, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of it.”