When we have had trauma in the context of a relationship, healing must take place in the construct of a relationship.
We are not built to do it alone
We are tribal creatures. Hundreds of thousands of
dollars have been spent on learning under what contexts
people best perform and the jury is out. TOGETHER.
We do the best, we are the most productive, the most
successful and have the highest quality of life when we are
together. So, I decided to create a safe, accessible space
where we can meet process our challenges, change
unhealthy behaviors, strengthen self-worth, discover our
deeper emotions and improve our relationships.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Who will be in the group with me?
Groups are limited to 8 people and I carefully screen all
members before we begin groups to ensure everyone is
an appropriate fit. All members meet the
demographic requirements (ie. engaged couples)
eligible for your particular group topic (ie. Premarital Counseling), as well as expressed understanding of the group
rules, confidentiality, and mutual respect
for other members while in the group.
Do our groups stay confidential?
What happens in the group stays in the group.
What we share during our group sessions remains strictly confidential and we make an agreement at the beginning of our sessions to maintain this promise. It is important that we grant each other the freedom to be honest and transparent. If confidentiality is broken, for whatever reason, that individual will be terminated from future group sessions and the incident will be processed among the remaining group members.
A core philosophy of group therapy is that we as
humans are meant to grow together. We will not work
without every member’s commitment and participation.
With that being said, respectfully participate!
Ask questions, comment on each other’s
stories and share your own stories, vulnerably! This is your chance to practice your interpersonal skills in a safe space!
Groups require an atmosphere built on mutual care and mutual respect. So, overly critical behavior will not be tolerated. It will be expected that all members treat each other gently and with respect. With that being said, disagreements and conflicts may arise and this is very healthy! This is a safe space for practicing working through such conflicts together, so I will encourage you to continue attending group sessions until completion. Let’s grow stronger together!!
Lindsay Burke stands as a mandated reporter in the state of California, even when acting in a non-therapeutic role. The law protects the relationship between a client and a therapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
Exceptions to this Policy Include:
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which Lindsay is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, Lindsay must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, Lindsay will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, Lindsay will take further measures without their permission that are provided to her by law in order to ensure their safety.