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SURVIVOR STORIES

Finding support and validation through group therapy

October 22, 2004

"Earlier this year I began a search for help. I needed to find support and counseling for childhood abuse and trauma. Although I had resisted for years, I knew that the time had come: I needed to face up to the problems that have interfered with living a "good" or "happy" life, instead of continuing in a whirlwind of problems and fears. I was referred to Roanoke Park Counseling for group counseling, and it has been so helpful to me. Not only was the staff wonderful to work with, but they worked hard to help me come up with a fee that I could afford. I work for another nonprofit, which does not pay very highly, and my checkbook is very tight.


The group work that I have done has enabled me to take a deeper look at myself; to feel comforted that I am not the only one who may feel a certain way or respond to things differently than many people; has provided me a wonderful source of support and a great group of women that I feel safe with; has encouraged me to stand up for myself and to be prouder of who I am; and has encouraged me to keep growing and healing, no matter where you are in your healing process.


Group counseling has been essential to my healing path, and I am so grateful that RPC has contributed to this journey. I sincerely hope that they can continue to help me become a stronger and happier person."

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