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
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much are groups?
$75 per group
Q. How long are groups?
Q. Who can join the groups?
Anyone who needs support through the timeframes of separation and/or divorce.
Q. What is the difference between Securing Hope versus other 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 a clinical foundation coming from years of experience working with this population.
Q. Is attendance mandatory to all of the groups?
Securing Hope is not restricted by attendance requirements although we would encourage you to attend as much as possible! We have found that people that come infrequently do not get the full benefits Securing Hope offers. The more consistency in attendance, the greater the:
- Connection with others in the group
- Sense of safety and security being vulnerable
- Amount of information that can be received
- Sense of community and understanding that you are not alone
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! Any resident in the state of Virginia or Pennsylvania can enroll and attend!