When seeking to better your mental and emotional well-being, you should find someone with professional knowledge, yet can personally relate to help you navigate the process of change. Change is not easy and if gone unchallenged, nothing changes. Therefore, our purpose at Sup-HER Circle is to help you recognize the areas you desire to change and assist you in obtaining the necessary tools to implement the changes you wish to see in your life. I have confidence in your abilities, now it is time for us to work collaboratively to overcome those parts of yourself that hold you back. You owe it to yourself!
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
Chavara attended Paul Quinn College and obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Jarvis Christian College. She earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She is passionate about working with adult women, whether individually, or in a group setting. Her interest in this work was inspired by many of the women in her family. She is a trained EMDR therapist and specializes in working with individuals who have experienced domestic violence. Additional direct clinical experience consists of working with communication issues, healthy boundary setting, anger management, self-regulation, substance abuse, anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression amongst other issues. Chavara’s success in therapy has been achieved through implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, Eclecticism, Adlerian Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy as well as other modalities. She genuinely believes “self-love is the best love” and takes pride in her commitment to self and dedicating the same energy and compassion to those she serves. In her spare time, Chavara enjoys spending time with family, friends, brunch, traveling, shopping, reading and watching episodes of Law and Order SVU.
WHO WE ARE
Sup-HER Circle is an organization, founded by a licensed professional counselor, who through training and various life experiences, recognized the need for a space for women to have real life conversations about real life experiences. Discussing issues that remind one of the past can be painful as one’s issues vary at different degrees of seriousness coupled with those around them wishing we would just “let it go!” Sharing our stories in an atmosphere of safety creates change within us, and those around us, as we come to learn we do not have to GROW through our issues alone. Our hope is to provide a welcoming, caring, non-judgmental, empowering and overall safe environment to help women explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors that impact her operating as her best self. This includes equipping one with the necessary tools to move past your past and develop healthier habits for purposeful living.
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” Maya Angelou
Group Counseling and Therapy
Group counseling is a way of serving a small group of clients together in a therapeutic setting with the facilitation of one or more therapists. Individual goals as well as group goals may be achieved as the group format will consist of psychoeducation coupled with process groups. Psychoeducational groups consist of education around a specific topic whereas process groups are not centered around a specific topic.
Benefits Of Group Counseling
Increase relationship building skills
Increase healthy communication skills
Develop healthier self-care/coping strategies to take care one’s overall well-being
Develop a sense of belonging
Increase self-confidence and/or esteem
Learn to establish healthy boundaries
Opportunity to exchange ideas and replace unhealthy thought patterns and more!
COST OF SERVICES
Initial consultation: FREE (10-15 minutes)
Group session: $40 per session
Payment Options: At this time, we only accept credit/debit cards as forms of payment.
NOTE: Sessions must be cancelled 24 hours in advance or you will be charged the full cost of the session.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time are the group sessions and how long will they last?
Groups are one hour and will begin at 10:15am until 11:15am on Saturday mornings. Groups will be offered twice a month and you will be notified of the dates. We hope to add more weekly groups in the future.
What do I do in a group session? Do I have to share in front of everyone?
You have the right to pass in group. However, please be mindful that to grow in certain areas as well as accomplish individual goals, active participation is encouraged. Healing for ourselves and others comes from a willingness to share our truth.
How will I accomplish my goals in a group setting? How many groups do I need to attend?
Prior to attending group, you will have the opportunity to speak with the group facilitator regarding your goals and whether group would benefit you. If not, the facilitator may refer you to a counselor to work on your goals individually. Also, the number of group members will be assessed often to ensure adequate attention is given to attendees and their goals. Due to the healing process being different for everyone, I cannot provide a number of groups that you will need to attend to accomplish your goals.
What if someone shares my information outside of group?
Each attendee agrees to abide by the confidentiality limits set forth in the guidelines to begin group therapy. A breach of confidentiality may result in an attendee no longer being able to attend group sessions.
Will I be able to schedule individual counseling sessions?
Not at this time, but we will update you with any changes.
What should I do if I am triggered during a group session?
This is not uncommon, and I am proud of you for being self-aware. You are always encouraged to take care of yourself. Feel free to step out of group if necessary.