anxious. black. female.
a group for Black woman with anxiety
anxious.black.female helps Black women to define their anxiety experience, reduce overwhelm, and cope with everyday stressors unique to the Black female experience. Throughout group therapy you will understand your personal relationship with anxiety, learn to "do it scared", and gain the skills to stop thoughts from getting in the way.
Why Join an anxiety group?
You’re Anxious. Your mind is split in three different directions and making the wrong choice is not an option. Everyone thinks you have it all together, but YOU can't experience what everyone else sees in you because you’re too busy worrying.
You’re Black. Talking about your concerns is either not an option or met with difficulty. You feel weak in a community that expects you to be a Strong Black Woman. You don’t want to be called crazy, weak, or looked down upon so you remain silent.
You’re Female. Let’s face it: Women take on more than men. Period. You’ve been taught to take charge and get it done. So that’s what you do. And the one time you muster up the courage to reach out, your feelings are dismissed. You’re told that what you’re experiencing is as “normal” and to “push through it” or “pray about it.”
For Black women anxiety is a lonely experience. Uncertainty is viewed as weakness and met with shame.
So you don’t speak out.
You hold it in and hope it goes away. I get it! What no one tells you is that anxiety one the most common human experiences. When managed properly, anxiety is informative.
Learn to distinguish effective stress from ineffective stress so that you can stop beating yourself up.
These lessons will empower you to:
- Not be overshadowed by feelings of anxiety.
- Release the intense fear associated with the feeling.
- Push through intimidating moments and emerge whole on the other side.
- Spot the spiral and get out early
The Next Groups start October 25, 2023
Who: 6 amazing Black Women
When: Wednesdays from 6 pm - 7:30 pm EST
How Long: 4 weeks
Where: Atlanta, 30339
Who: 6-8 amazing Black Women
When: Thursdays from 11:30 am - 1 pm EST
How Long: 4 weeks
Where: Secure Online Platform
$65 per 90-minute group session
or $240 per four- 90-minute sessions
Group Participation Requirements
A 30 minute pre-group screening is REQUIRED to determine eligibility for groups. You will NOT be allowed to attend a group if you have not met with the facilitator. Screenings available now.
If you’re ready to move forward, schedule your screening and secure your seat today. If you need to learn more about the group schedule a consultation call.
Following the initial consultation call, those interested will attend an individual session before attending the first group. This is your opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns, and evaluate your ability to participate prior to committing. We will also discuss group expectations. For a limited time initial sessions are being conducted at a reduced rate of $80 (regular rate $150).
A portion of the cost may be reimbursable by insurance and we are happy to provide documentation necessary to submit claims. Simplicity Psychotherapy does not guarantee insurance reimbursement.