Securing Hope is a group for individuals going through the challenges of separation and/or divorce. Led by Joseph Wall, LMFT, this support group focuses on helping people cope with the difficult life transitions brought on by separation and divorce. Whether at the start of separation or already divorced, this safe environment offers support, guidance, and the emotional safety necessary to process the experiences with others going through the same.
Some of the topics discussed are:
- Issues with legal separation
- Processing guilt, shame, embarrassment
- Dealing with your “new” self
- Adjusting to the “New Normal”
- Dating issues
- Trust after infidelity
- Boundaries with exes
When: Wednesdays @ 7 pm – 7:50 pm
Where: Virtual (Link provided to registered members only)
Registrations Closed Until Next Group!
We are not accepting any new members for the May cycle of Securing Hope.
If you are interested in the next round, let us know and we will contact you when we start planning the next group!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much does it cost?
$700 for the 10 weeks
Q. Does insurance cover the costs?
We do not submit to insurance companies for Securing Hope since it is a structured support group and not treatment. If you think that insurance will help with the costs, we will provide you with a receipt you can use to follow up with your insurance/HSA company for direct reimbursement.
Q. Who can join the groups?
Enrollment is open to anyone who needs support through the timeframes of separation and/or divorce.
Joseph meets with everyone who is interested in enrolling with a quick consultation. It is at that consultation that he addresses all your questions and, most importantly, determine if Securing Hope is the right fit for you.
We aim to create a safe, supportive atmosphere with Securing Hope. That is why we:
- Limit availability
- Hand pick participants
- Tailor the topics and program to the needs of the members
Q. What is the difference between Securing Hope versus other types of support groups?
Other similar support groups offered in the community (i.e. community centers, churches, MeetUp, etc) are not facilitated by a trained and licensed mental health professional. Joseph is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist specialized in working with separation/divorce challenges. These groups are structured and designed with years of experience on the subject matter.
Q. Is attendance mandatory to all of the groups?
Attendance of all 10 sessions are highly recommended. Securing Hope is structured and designed to promote growth, connection, and change from start to finish. We have found that people that miss even 1 session do not get the full benefits Securing Hope has to offer. The more consistency in attendance, the greater the:
- Connection with others
- Sense of safety, security, and comfort with being vulnerable
- Amount of valuable information received
- Sense of community
- Realization that you are not alone in these changes
We understand that situations happen and sometimes a session has to be skipped. We do not penalize for absences and will continue to encourage your participation until the end.
Q. Do I have to live in northern Virginia to attend?
You do not have to reside in northern Virginia to participate in these groups! Anyone can enroll and attend!