Holding Space: A Therapeutic Group for Women of Color
(cis/trans, LGBQ+ inclusive)
Purpose of the group:
*Gaining insight on creating liberating spaces for self.
*Healing as a process of an internal integration of one’s wounds and pain.
*Reframing limiting patterns and beliefs.
*An emphasis on developing a well of inner resource and resilience.
*We have a collaborative philosophy of treatment which emphasizes members holding space for one another through a therapeutic process of validation, reflection, and questioning to aid in gaining insight.
Who this is for:
adults 18+, artists, activists, healers, clinicians, all age groups, non-profit folks, front-line workers, community workers, millennials
**Great for people who can’t afford private therapy or don’t have access to health insurance.
Is this for you? Some questions to consider:
Are you burnt-out?
Tired of doing the same thing, over and over and over again?
Are you interested in discovering new ways of seeing and experiencing yourself?
Do you feel resigned to your choices and options?
Are you exhausted from trying to “figure it out”?
Are you trying to find a different way to relate to others and deepen your connections?
Are you interested in building your compassion for yourself and others?
Up to 10 members
Mondays, beginning in March
$20-25 sliding scale
Who We Are:
Kyana Brindle, LMHC is a licensed psychotherapist, mental health consultant and facilitator with post-graduate training in psychoanalytic, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral, and multi-systemic treatment models. She has worked at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, as well as community-based mental health clinics in New York City. For over a decade, she has worked with a diverse client population, with a focus on the LGBT+ community. Her therapeutic work is rooted in the psychodynamic model, using a number of techniques including, but not limited to, experiential, relational, and expressive arts modalities. Through various educational settings, organizations, and community-based programs, she has facilitated groups and workshops for over twenty years as a mental health professional, sexual health educator, and teaching artist, most recently with Artistic Connections. Kyana is also a Reiki Master and practitioner who has been providing healing treatments for over fifteen years. With her combined skills, Kyana has honed an integrated, therapeutic regimen that she uses in her private practice. She holds an MA in Counseling from New York University.
Tanisha Christie, LMSW is a licensed master social worker and facilitator whose training is in the area of holistic, relational and systemic approaches to clinical treatment. Her work is focused on health/mental health, individual, families and couples; arts-based interventions; addiction recovery; critical consciousness; trauma focused work; and liberation-based healing practices. As a facilitator with over 20 years of experience, she has created curricula and processes for staff, diverse populations of adults and youth in a wide variety of settings from community based organizations, schools, domestic violence shelters and prisons. Most recently, she developed a therapeutic creative workshop program for individuals in addiction recovery and young girls in transitional housing. Tanisha has received training in DBT and TF-CBT and as part of the Diversity in Social Work program at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is currently supervised by a private practitioner with 25+ years experience in family systems, and is currently using her therapeutic clinical skills at a major hospital in complex trauma case management. Tanisha is also an award-winning artist and filmmaker, she holds an MA in Media Studies and a Masters of Social Work from Hunter College.