Betrayal Trauma Group
Details: 12 Week Group (via Zoom) on Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Beginning in May, Cost: $100 per group.
This group is a combination of processing, mutual support, and some experiential and psychoeducational exercises designed to give members a better understanding of the difficult and traumatic time they are going through.
Finding out you have been betrayed by your partner is probably the most painful thing ever experienced. You don't need to go through it alone.
Join Director of Seen Therapy, Desiree Nazarian, LMSW, who will walk you through recovery as you learn how to regain safety, trust & love.
The very person who was supposed to be a source of comfort and safety has now become the cause of pain and danger.
The attachment created by a loving relationship is one of the most powerful connections we experience and helps create our sense of safety in the world. When betrayal occurs, that attachment is wounded and every sense of safety is lost.
This is the unique pain of betrayal trauma.
The life you knew, the life you thought you knew, no longer feels real.
Assumptions that you’ve lived with are now questions.
The pain is so deep that it can be disorienting. You may feel disoriented at times, lose your train of thought and vacillate between pain, rage, fear and anxiety.
Often, a partner is left isolated and alone because they are fearful of who to share this immensely painful experience with. Intense shame might hold you back from getting the support you need from your family or friends.
There are so many questions and decisions that seemingly need to be made. The first thing you need to do, before anything is to start feeling safe again.
To do that, find a therapist who:
A) understands what you are going through,
B) has been trained in the complexities of betrayal trauma,
C) has experience working with people who have experience betrayal trauma,
D) can help you find your feet when your world has been turned upside down,
E) guide you through the process
F) help you find a supportive community because you don't have to go through it alone.
A Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT) is a therapist trained by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP) in working with people who have experienced betrayal trauma and has an extensive knowledge and a skill set that many other therapists do not. They understand the nuances and complexities of betrayal trauma.
At Seen Therapy, we have therapists who are trained as Certified Partner Trauma Therapists and can guide you through what might be the most challenging part of your life.