Sex Worker Support Group
Tuesday, March 7
Location: Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310.
This group meets at Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line. Free parking in lot.
We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers. People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.
This Month’s Topic: Isolation
Almost all participants who have attended this support group over the past few months have spoken about feeling isolated. Both feeling alone on the job and alone socially –unable to share freely with family, friends, others. Being a sex worker can be isolating, lonely and limiting. Isolation can increase depression, hopelessness and substance abuse to name a few side effects. An intention of this support group is to create an opportunity to combat that experience of isolation. Join us to share your experiences and start the process of reducing isolation.
This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.) The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. along with members of SWOP-Chicago.
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