We are interconnected beings. While having one to one support in individual therapy is helpful and at times necessary, showing up in group is a way to learn from your peers, share your wisdom and knowledge with others, and find connection, reassurance and support from those who are experiencing similar challenges and struggles to your own. As the pandemic has isolated us more and more, coming together in an online group setting allows us the opportunity to feel less alone in our common experience.
This Mixed Identity Support group uses Expressive Arts as a way to access your inherent creativity while dealing with the complexity and challenge of being someone who feels out of place, that you are often needing to 'perform' for others, or that you are navigating the space between labels.
Mixed Identity Group
This is a group* for folks who identify as bi/multiracial to come together to unpack and explore the complexity of mixed identity. Over 8 weeks, we will come together in a safe and supportive space to talk about identity, community, and being fully seen.
The group has a 'flexible frame', with a common theme or idea being explored each week tied to an expressive arts directive. The content of the group is determined by group members, who are invited to bring what feels most pressing, relevant, and important into the group space.
Here's a general outline of the group:
Week 1- Laying the groundwork- labels and context
Week 2- Who are you? The inner mask and outer mask
Week 3- "What are you?" Being seen by others- finding our touchstone
Week 4- Turning inwards- What's missing? Creating what's needed
Week 5- Who am I? Considering a True Reflection
Week 6- Who are We? Acknowledging with Awareness
Week 7- What are We? Collaging Community
Week 8- Commencement and Return
This group will meet online, limited to 5-6 participants:
Wednesdays from 9:15- 10:30am PST
Tuesdays from 4:15- 5:30PST
Fee: $399 plus a $25 materials fee*
(materials will be mailed to California residents)
You can book a free phone consultation or schedule a session anytime here on my website by clicking here
The next group starts on Wednesday June 2nd, 2021
If interested & you'd like to know more, you can book a 15-20 minute consultation to hear more about the group and get any questions answered, as well as share more about you and what you're looking for to see if it would be a good fit to join:
*Please note: This is not a therapy group, participants are encouraged to have their own therapist and will be offered a referral if needed.