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Starting October 2023

Every Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Virtual Platform 

The Seeking Safety methodology is designed for people with a history of trauma and/or addiction.

  • An incident perceived to be life-threatening, that startles, stuns and /or overwhelms us, leaving us altered or disconnected from our bodies. It ruptures the body’s stimulus barrier, an individual’s range of tolerance. It is defined not by the event, but by the impact the event has on the individual.

  • Addiction means destructive use of alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, food, shopping, etc.

Black Women Seeking Safety focuses on the present. This means you will not be asked to reveal upsetting stories of trauma or addiction. We focus on what you can do right now to create a better life for yourself. 


Seeking Safety is relevant to all types of trauma and/or addiction. For example, you may have survived traumas such as child abuse, combat, natural disasters, accidents, or violence. You may have addiction to substances, gambling, food, or other behaviors. If you have both trauma and addiction issues, we address the link between the two—how common it is for the two to go together.


The Seeking Safety methodology has been successfully used for over 20 years across genders and with people struggling with many different life issues including HIV/AIDS, homelessness, serious mental illness, and incarceration.


Seeking Safety is a very safe and optimistic group. It focuses on your strengths and helps you increase them. It also focuses on coping skills to help you become more safe in your relationships, thinking, and actions. It has 25 topics, although you can do as few or many as you choose to. 

Examples of topics:

  • Safety

  • Taking Good Care of Yourself     

  • Honesty   

  • Asking for Help   

  • Recovery Thinking

  • Setting Boundaries in Relationships    

  • Healthy Relationships   

  • Creating Meaning 

  • Compassion

  • Detaching from Emotional Pain (Grounding)   

  • Community Resources   

  • Discovery

  • Getting Others to Support Your Recovery   

  • Integrating the Split Self   

  • Commitment

  • Respecting Your Time   

  • Coping with Triggers 

  • Self-Nurturing

  • Red and Green Flags

  • Life Choices


The Seeking Safety methodology is for anyone, but this group format has been specifically created for Black Women including, Transgender and Cisgender women. It is an OPEN group which means individuals can join at any time.


All materials will be provided for you, and are included in the cost of session. 


Price is per session. Each session cost $30 for out-of-network members. For in network members your copay is determined by your benefits. At this time, Barth Therapy accepts some insurance plans such as: Aetna, United Healthcare, and Oxford Health. All payments are due at the time of service. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and HSA are accepted.


To learn more about Seeking Safety methodology click here. 

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