Dates: July 20, July 27
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Type: Group Therapy
Price: $40* - $60
Facilitators: Charlotte Elkin, Kay Nikiforova
* Please book sliding scale slots here.
Anxiety is a normal reaction that protects, motivates and organizes us when faced with life’s challenges. Sometimes, however, intense or frequent anxiety can become a challenge unto itself. In some instances, an overwhelming sense of muscle tension, restlessness, fatigue, sleep disturbance, irritability, and/or difficulty with concentration can become debilitating. By building awareness of what anxiety is and why some are negatively impacted, this time-limited group will offer participants a deeper understanding of their experience. The group will also help participants recognize beliefs and fears that prolong their reactions and offer every day coping and anxiety-reducing methods.
This group will meet over two Mondays, from 6:30-8:00pm on July 20th and 27th. Participation requires a commitment to both dates. We will be offering an extended version of the group in the fall.
Charlotte Elkin is a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in primary care, employee assistance, private practice, and psychiatric settings. As a generalist, she offers assessments, referrals, short term interventions, and treatment planning. By working in an integrated primary care-behavioral health practice, Charlotte furthers her personal mission of making mental health treatment more accessible, especially to those who could not afford it otherwise. She also runs group therapy sessions throughout the year. Charlotte has extensive experience working with the LGBTQ+ community throughout her mental health career.
"The energy produced by anxiety, at its extremes, can be either tremendously useful or incredibly paralyzing; I am committed to helping people make the best use of this response with the least amount of suffering, possible."
Kay Nikiforova is a mental health and LGBTQ+ advocate who is currently working toward their Clinical Psychology PhD program and serves as an advisor for startups and organizations within the mental health and healthtech space. Kay is also a mental health and wellness educator and teaches workshops and classes for employers, health centers as well as one-on-one. They are dedicated to increasing access to mental health services, resources and tools both within the Queer community and at large.
"Anxiety is an inherent part of the human experience, but in excess, it can greatly hinder our quality of life. I aim to provide people with tools and skills to manage and transform their relationship with anxiety."