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Erika Shershun, LMFT, Somatic Psychotherapy, EMDR, San Francisco and throughout CA

Surviving & Thriving

Healing Sexual Trauma

Join an online supportive group of allies on Tuesday evenings (7pm) for ongoing exploration aimed to transform your relationship to embodiment and connection through Somatic (body, mind, soul) based group psychotherapy facilitated by Erika Shershun, MA, MFT.

In this challenging political climate many sexual harassment, assault, and abuse survivors are finding themselves triggered on a weekly if not daily basis. If you are a survivor I want you to know you don't have to experience this discomfort alone.

Surviving & Thriving is an ongoing therapy group for cis, queer, non-binary and trans female identified individuals aimed to facilitate, share, and support in the transformation of relational, emotional, and somatic symptoms resulting from sexual trauma, within a safe and empowering space.


If you have experienced rape, molestation, sexual assault or harassment, and are struggling with your ability to feel safe and open within your own body, or in relationship to others. I encourage you to apply.

Please contact me with your availability for a brief phone conversation about the group, so I can answer any questions you may have, and learn a little about you.



Some of the topics covered include the following:


  • Group Agreements - attendance, confidentiality, I statements, supportive and constructive feedback. What will help you to feel supported? What is motivating you to heal?

  • Psychoed - Trauma - fight, flight, freeze, or feign

  • Safety - Learning to feel safe in your skin. Being safe and feeling comfortable is not the same thing. Internal and External Resources - The sensations these elicit are the building blocks for your sense of internal wellbeing.

  • Dissociation and Re-embodying - Your body is where the healing happens.

  • Fear and Intuition - How to distinguish between the two.

  • Psychoed - Memory and Trauma - Explicit and Implicit Memories

  • Triggers - Images and feelings from the past that need healing

  • Boundaries - Consent is an ongoing process of making choices.

  • Needs, Requests - NonViolent Communication

  • Emotions - Strengthening your resilience.

  • Anger and Rage - Energy you can use to protect yourself. Exploring safe forms of expression. Give shape to the anger.

  • Shame and Guilt - Let's send it where it belongs, to the perpetrator.

  • Grief - For all you lost.

  • Intergenerational Trauma - Did it start with you?

  • Social Oppression and Rape Culture - "Personal transformation and social transformation are inherently connected" - Staci Haines

  • Writing a New Narrative - Discovering your Superpower

  • Ritual - A Reclaiming


"The more you are in your own experience, sensations, your own body, the less some external or authoritarian system can control you." - Emilie Conrad  

We're hurt in relationship, and we heal in relationship.

Please contact me through email or call 415.570.9409 for further information


Surviving & Thriving: Healing Sexual Trauma sessions meet online.

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