Mental Health Worker Support Group
Amidst the larger political struggles, stressors, and fears, we know you are working hard to support your clients. We may feel exhausted, numb, or like we can never do enough. These and other symptoms, affect us collectively. Let's meet these challenges together.
Please join us in a supportive, non-judgmental space where we can come together, share what is up for us, and be there for each other. Each month’s group will include a theme to guide us, space for each person to be heard, and time to receive feedback and support.
September theme: Rumbling With Anxiety
From Harriet Lerner’s book The Dance of Connection: Harriet
Lerner explains that we all have patterned ways of managing anxiety—some of us over function and others under function
• Over functioners tend to move quickly to advise, rescue, take over, micromanage, and basically get in other people’s business rather than looking inward.
• Under functioners tend to get less competent under stress, inviting others to take over and they often become the focus of worry or concern.
Volunteer facilitators: Kirk Shepard, LPC and Leah Gregory, LPC-intern