Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in Washington, DC

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Long-term, trauma-based, psychodynamic groups.
I run several long-term groups for 6 to 8 female trauma survivors with Dianne Carlson, APRN, MS, CS. Participants must also be in individual therapy. Please call for more information.
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Hosted by Joanne Zucchetto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20015
I run several long-term groups for 6 to 8 female trauma survivors with Dianne Carlson, APRN, MS, CS. Participants must also be in individual therapy. Please call for more information.
(410) 988-2167 View (410) 988-2167
Eclectic DC
Eclectic Psychotherapy to Inspire; Breathe Courage, Find Peace. Embracing and nurturing the entirety of who we are and strive to be.
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Hosted by Eclectic DC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C, WPA
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20018
Eclectic Psychotherapy to Inspire; Breathe Courage, Find Peace. Embracing and nurturing the entirety of who we are and strive to be.
(202) 968-3652 View (202) 968-3652
Supervision
I offer individual supervision to LGPCs in the DC area moving toward licensure and case consultation. My areas of expertise are trauma, relationships, LGBTQIA communitites, gender Queer communities, kink, ethical non-monogamy, and sex worker communities.
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Hosted by Asha Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20003
I offer individual supervision to LGPCs in the DC area moving toward licensure and case consultation. My areas of expertise are trauma, relationships, LGBTQIA communitites, gender Queer communities, kink, ethical non-monogamy, and sex worker communities.
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Women of Color Process Group
This group allows a space to discuss the difficult issues that can be related to being a woman of color in a predominantly white area. Run by Dr. Rashanta Bledman, this group is an ideal space to meet like-minded women ...
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Hosted by Rashanta Aneisha Bledman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
This group allows a space to discuss the difficult issues that can be related to being a woman of color in a predominantly white area. Run by Dr. Rashanta Bledman, this group is an ideal space to meet like-minded women ...
(202) 335-5637 View (202) 335-5637
Improving Sleep
The quality of our sleep can have a big impact how we go through our days. The way that we go through our days can also have an impact on the quality of sleep. This 8 week group is an ...
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Hosted by Mary Szegda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20016
The quality of our sleep can have a big impact how we go through our days. The way that we go through our days can also have an impact on the quality of sleep. This 8 week group is an ...
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Our Resilience
Our Resilience is a processing group for survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and violence. This virtual group is intended to create an intentional, safe space for survivors to connect and support each other in their healing from trauma. Each group ...
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Hosted by Alex Swales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20002
Our Resilience is a processing group for survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and violence. This virtual group is intended to create an intentional, safe space for survivors to connect and support each other in their healing from trauma. Each group ...
(202) 937-1834 View (202) 937-1834
Art Transforming Trauma
Because words are not enough. Expressive art is a catalyst for profound breakthroughs leading to growth and change. Through creating art, you can begin to define and acknowledge what is important to you and recognize your unique needs and strengths. ...
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Hosted by Restoration 1:99
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CDBT, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20003
Because words are not enough. Expressive art is a catalyst for profound breakthroughs leading to growth and change. Through creating art, you can begin to define and acknowledge what is important to you and recognize your unique needs and strengths. ...
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Support for female partners of sex addicts
Meet other women whose partners engage in compulsive sexual behavior. Receive validation and support in an affirming environment where you are not viewed as a co-addict or codependent, but as someone who has experienced acute relational trauma. Understand your symptoms ...
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Hosted by Suzanne Miller Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20016
Meet other women whose partners engage in compulsive sexual behavior. Receive validation and support in an affirming environment where you are not viewed as a co-addict or codependent, but as someone who has experienced acute relational trauma. Understand your symptoms ...
(202) 301-3529 View (202) 301-3529
Yoga for Survivors
Want to feel at home in your body again? Yoga is an evidenced based practice for helping people work through trauma, including sexual assault and abuse. Our group will be a safe space to reconnect with your mind, body, and ...
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Hosted by Anna D Savage
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20018
Want to feel at home in your body again? Yoga is an evidenced based practice for helping people work through trauma, including sexual assault and abuse. Our group will be a safe space to reconnect with your mind, body, and ...
(202) 968-1318 View (202) 968-1318
Male Sexual Survivor Group
This is an an open-ended process group for men who survived childhood sexual abuse. We are welcoming new members. Former members have commented that this group has been one of the only places they can be honest and real about ...
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Hosted by Joanne Zucchetto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20015
This is an an open-ended process group for men who survived childhood sexual abuse. We are welcoming new members. Former members have commented that this group has been one of the only places they can be honest and real about ...
(410) 988-2167 View (410) 988-2167
Building Resiliency Through Art for Teens
Building Resilience in Families Through Art is a safe space for families surviving chronic stress and trauma. These sessions will give you and your family a special time to bond in new ways that weren’t possible during the chronic stress/trauma. ...
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Hosted by Restoration 1:99
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CDBT, NCC
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20003
Building Resilience in Families Through Art is a safe space for families surviving chronic stress and trauma. These sessions will give you and your family a special time to bond in new ways that weren’t possible during the chronic stress/trauma. ...
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Stella DC
35+ locations treating people experiencing symptoms PTSD/PTSI, Anxiety, Depression, Long COVID through a multi-modality approach. Treatments protocols include: Dual Sympathetic Reset (DSR), an advanced Stellate Ganglion Block, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, Ketamine Infusion Therapy, Integration Sessions, Psychoeducational Sessions, Talk Therapy and ...
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Hosted by Stella Center Irvine - SGB and Ketamine Therapy
MD, LCSW, PMHNP, RN
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20005
35+ locations treating people experiencing symptoms PTSD/PTSI, Anxiety, Depression, Long COVID through a multi-modality approach. Treatments protocols include: Dual Sympathetic Reset (DSR), an advanced Stellate Ganglion Block, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, Ketamine Infusion Therapy, Integration Sessions, Psychoeducational Sessions, Talk Therapy and ...
(949) 216-7147 View (949) 216-7147
The "Strong Friend" Support Group
Struggling to find a community to be your authentic self in? Are you the "go-to person" for all your friends problems; but feel there is no where for you to turn? Well this support group may be for you! This ...
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Hosted by Allyson Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCMFT, MPM
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20005
Struggling to find a community to be your authentic self in? Are you the "go-to person" for all your friends problems; but feel there is no where for you to turn? Well this support group may be for you! This ...
(301) 215-3247 View (301) 215-3247
Embodied Healing: A Somatic Journey Through Grief
Starts 2/13...Welcome to "Embodied Healing" an 8 week therapuetic journey designed to support individuals navigating the complex terrain of grief through the integration of somatic practices. Grieving is a unique and deeply personal and complex experience; and this group aims ...
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Hosted by Mayra Figueroa-Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCTP
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20010
Starts 2/13...Welcome to "Embodied Healing" an 8 week therapuetic journey designed to support individuals navigating the complex terrain of grief through the integration of somatic practices. Grieving is a unique and deeply personal and complex experience; and this group aims ...
(202) 953-2511 View (202) 953-2511
Virtual - Trauma Psychoeducational Series
Open to everyone, regardless of location: Didactic group with a focus on understanding trauma and the role it plays in your life, as well as developing some skills to deal with it. The group includes an eclectic set of elements ...
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Hosted by Dana Harron
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20036
Open to everyone, regardless of location: Didactic group with a focus on understanding trauma and the role it plays in your life, as well as developing some skills to deal with it. The group includes an eclectic set of elements ...
(202) 688-0654 View (202) 688-0654
Coping with Life
This group of women in their 50's through 60's have had severe trauma in their lives and are the strongest most fragile women you know. Their survival skills are unparalleled, yet they too need love and care and healing. This ...
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Hosted by Barbara J. Brown
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20003
This group of women in their 50's through 60's have had severe trauma in their lives and are the strongest most fragile women you know. Their survival skills are unparalleled, yet they too need love and care and healing. This ...
(202) 559-1153 View (202) 559-1153
Cultivating Excellence: Supervision for SWKRS
Happy New YEAR!!! Join a supportive and collaborative biweekly supervision group designed for LGSW social workers committed to continuous professional development and reflective practice. This group provides a dynamic space for social workers to engage in structured supervision sessions, fostering ...
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Hosted by Mayra Figueroa-Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCTP
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20010
Happy New YEAR!!! Join a supportive and collaborative biweekly supervision group designed for LGSW social workers committed to continuous professional development and reflective practice. This group provides a dynamic space for social workers to engage in structured supervision sessions, fostering ...
(202) 953-2511 View (202) 953-2511
The Sterling Group
Our team at The Sterling Group is made up of therapists who get it. We understand today’s unique demands and pressures of being a young adult. We’ve been there ourselves and our expertise is in helping you get unstuck. It ...
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Hosted by The Sterling Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20005
Our team at The Sterling Group is made up of therapists who get it. We understand today’s unique demands and pressures of being a young adult. We’ve been there ourselves and our expertise is in helping you get unstuck. It ...
(202) 301-4981 View (202) 301-4981
Trauma Psychoeducation
Facilitated by Katie Bascuas, LPC. ~GROUP FOR D.C. TELEHEALTH~ Starting April 6th!! The purpose of this group is to provide members with an understanding of trauma and increase awareness about the impact of trauma on various aspects of life, including ...
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Hosted by Healthy Minds Therapy
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20006
Facilitated by Katie Bascuas, LPC. ~GROUP FOR D.C. TELEHEALTH~ Starting April 6th!! The purpose of this group is to provide members with an understanding of trauma and increase awareness about the impact of trauma on various aspects of life, including ...
(540) 215-8569 View (540) 215-8569
Women's Group
This high functioning women's group is offered online only. Emphasis is on life transitions, relationship issues with family, friends and partners. Career and work issues are also shared. The group is ongoing and has room for 1-2 more members.
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Hosted by Vicki Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Group meets in Washington, DC 20015
This high functioning women's group is offered online only. Emphasis is on life transitions, relationship issues with family, friends and partners. Career and work issues are also shared. The group is ongoing and has room for 1-2 more members.
(202) 949-6462 View (202) 949-6462

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Trauma and PTSD Support Groups

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.