the family of origin excavation crew

Processing childhood. Rewriting adulthood.

This group is for adults who grew up in families
with some combination of:

Abuse

Yelling and screaming, Name-calling, Persistent criticism, Destruction of belongings, Shaming, Embarrassing, Witholding medical care, Physical or sexual assault, etc.

neglect

Minimizing or invalidating feelings, Ignoring physical or mental illness, Failing to meet basic needs, Inappropriate sharing of adult issues, Minimal or inappropriate guidance, support, or encouragement, etc.

manipulation

Lying, Gossiping, Blaming, Gaslighting, Passive aggression, The silent treatment, Intense emotional expression, Preying on fears or insecurities, Withholding praise, Changing expectations, etc.

coercion

Explicit or implicit threats toward others or self, Severe consequences for non-compliance, Valuable rewards to obtain compliance, Financial control, Withholding options, Micromanaging, Blackmailing, etc.

Secrecy

Keeping secrets from immediate or extended family members, friends, adults, and schools, Unreported abuse, neglect, or criminal activity, Aversion to psychotherapy or other professional intervention, etc.

chronic Parental or sibling substance use or mental health issues

Persistent, untreated, or unmedicated substance use or mental health disorders disrupting stability, safety, or meeting of basic needs, etc.

the details:

DAY & TIME

Thursdays
6-7:30pm

LOCATION

This group meets on the Zoom video conference platform. To protect confidentiality of all participants, group members are expected to attend meetings from a private location.

COST

$200/month for 4-5 90-minute group sessions. Fees are reduced for months with fewer than 4 sessions to attend.

TIMEFRAME

This group is open-ended and will meet indefinitely as long is it has 3 or more members.

membership requirements

This group is for adults in Texas hoping to alleviate effects of a dysfunctional family. Members who experienced physical or sexual abuse are also advised to engage in individual therapy.

Getting started

Read more and use the contact form below to set up a required pre-group consultation, at no cost to you.

More Info:

The Family of Origin Excavation Crew is a group where you can experience a rare sense of mutual understanding while restorying your traumatic past and learning to cope with persisting effects of a challenging upbringing, all while managing present-day relationships.

The Family of Origin Excavation Crew offers opportunity for members to develop insight about the impact of trauma in family of origin relationships on thoughts, feelings, beliefs, behaviors, and relationships, with the support of others with similar experiences.

If you are interested in joining this group, fill out the form below or text/call 512-806-0137 to schedule a free, 60-minute pre-group consultation. Scheduling a pre-group consultation is not a commitment to join the group.  

The pre-group consultation is a structured, informal, one-on-one meeting where we will discuss:

• Challenging experiences in your family of origin
• Past & current mental health experiences
• Potential benefits of group participation
• Expectations for group members
• Your questions and concerns about the group
• Other relevant information

After the consultation, if we both feel the group is a good fit for you,  you can attend the next scheduled group meeting or take as long as you need to make a decision about joining.

I look forward to seeing you in group!

Use the form below to contact me about joining The Family of Origin Excavation Crew.

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512-806-0137

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