Anxiety – Understanding it and managing it

Facilitated by: Julia Di Giacomo LCSW
Commencing: March 2023
Day/Time: Saturday 12-1pm
Duration: 10 weeks.
Group Demographic: All

The purpose of this group is to help individuals understand the origin of their anxiety and to learn how to manage their anxiety so that it does not continue to negatively impact the quality of their life.

Group Overview:

A portion of this group will provide psychoeducation on the triggers and origins of anxiety. Once group members become aware of the triggers and origins to their anxiety the group can begin to normalize the experience and explore how they are coping.

The group will identify coping into two categories of healthy and non-healthy coping and will decide if some of their coping can be swapped out for better choices.

The next portion of the group will focus on skills building in which members are introduced to tools and techniques such as grounding techniques which help them to “ground” themselves when feeling anxious so they can be mindful and present. This portion will also help identify the thoughts that precipitate the anxiety and ways to reframe the thoughts so that the anxiety is lessened.

The member will focus on their thought patterns and be able to identify which patterns are most troublesome for them and in which environment they show up. The more the members can anticipate the environment that triggers their anxiety and the thoughts that will be experienced the more they can prepare themselves for the triggering environment and consider ways to counterattack the negative self-talk.

Register to join this group below:

It will be about a 10 minute intake call, to collect all information needed to confirm suitability for the group.
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Facilitated by:
Julia Di Giacomo LCSW

I have extensive experience working with women who were homeless and who endorsed a dual diagnosis as well as had long histories of trauma, loss and other comorbidities. Given their life experiences trusting others was sometimes difficult for my clients.
As such, I developed an empathic client-centered, trauma informed approach which afforded me the opportunity to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients that not only helped them identify their goals but aided in working collaboratively with me to achieve them. It was essential that my style remain flexible and adaptable to meet their needs.