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Turning Loneliness into Healthy Connection

We know that childhood isn't all fun and games.  And if we have the unfortunate experience of being bullied or mistreated when we're young, we can grow into adults who don't trust people - not even the kind ones - to be kind to us.

The mistrust can show up in our careers, in our attempts at friendship, and when we're out and about in the world.

When we're faced with social opportunities, we may:
cancel plans
avoid phone calls
say "sorry" all the time
get headaches or stomach aches
break out in sweats, hives, or worse
go quiet in conversations or projects
feel lightheaded, numb, or nauseous
lose our voice, stutter, or stumble on words
numb our social stress with alcohol or drugs
leave interactions and obsess over something we said

We'll trade connection for loneliness,

if closeness feels too risky.

If this lonely pattern sounds familiar...

You may be interested in the relief that group therapy can bring.  As an expert in childhood trauma, I help adults learn about their social triggers and guide them to more confidence and healthy relationships.

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The Lunch Table and Wednesday Night Therapy Club are supportive, online therapy groups I run, for adults who experience social anxiety.  In each group, the same small number of people meet once a week, for several months.  Throughout the experience, there are free, one-on-one calls with me, Joelle.  All sharing is voluntary, and mutual support is emphasized.

If you join us, you can expect to:
- experience a nonjudgmental space, with ground rules we all decide on, and guidelines we all agree to follow

- share relatable stories, at a pace that feels right to you

- gain valuable insights about how you think, feel, and act when you socialize
- enjoy support along the wa

At the end of the experience, expect to walk away with:

more self-awareness

more social awareness

more confidence in social settings

To ensure a group is for you, or to sign up for one:

book a free call with me.

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