Group therapy now being offered at CAPSA

Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse, also known as CAPSA, already has a regular support group for people affected by sexual assault. Now CAPSA is starting a new group therapy session to help adult women coping with trauma associated with sexual abuse.

Starting January 25 the therapy group will be held each Monday for 10 weeks and it is free of charge. The group will meet at CAPSA and it will be facilitated by Misty Hewitt, a licensed clinical social worker.

On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2016_01_12_324_41000_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People program Monday</a> Hewitt said the goal of the group is to identify individuals who may have sought help before but may still be feeling the pain of the experience.

“Depending on the individual circumstance and their healing process, maybe what kind of trauma they experienced,” Hewitt said, “we as therapists would help them determine whether individual treatment would be most beneficial or if group therapy would be.

“But most often, statistically, individuals recover well from trauma if they are given the opportunity to experience group therapy as well as individual therapy almost concurrently.”

She said CAPSA invites anyone who wants to participate in this Sexual Assault Group Therapy needs to sign up by calling (435) 753-2500 or emailing therapy@capsa.org.

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