Our Empowerment Circles emphasize the power of community in the healing process and are at the center of our therapy practice. For years, barber shops and beauty salons within the African American community served as a gathering place where people from all walks of life and backgrounds come together to discuss sports, politics, and current events. In keeping with this tradition, our Empowerment Circles provide a safe, supportive, and confidential setting where African American males can openly share their experiences while having the support and guidance of experienced, African American mental health professionals.
Our Empowerment Circles involve weekly 60-minute group sessions for a span of eight weeks and are exclusively in person. The cost of these 8-week sessions is $800.00 and is not covered by insurance.
Our current circles explore the following topics (teen and adult groups are available);
Does the Apple Fall Far From the Tree? – Explores various aspects of fatherhood from the black male perspective. We dig deep into how growing up with your biological father being present or not present (either physically or emotionally) shapes the type of men, fathers, partners, husbands, and co-parents we have become today or hope to be in the future. We also explore different perspectives of fatherhood from approaches to child-rearing, the relationship with the mother of your child(ren), and more.
It’s A Jungle Sometimes, It Makes Me Wonder How I Keep From Going Under– Based on lyrics made famous by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, this group explores the challenges African American males experience in their daily lives and how to develop healthy strategies for coping with the stressors and related anxiety.
Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself – Explores healthy strategies for anger management. Oftentimes anger is the dominant emotion when we are really feeling vulnerable, hurt, or disappointed. Was it really anger? Or something more? And how do we get in touch with and effectively express the emotion(s) that we are truly feeling? We get into this and so much more.
African American Male Empowerment Network (AMEN) – Explores a variety of reverent topics from an African American Male Perspective. This includes exploring our relationships with each other and how we can support one another. We also do a deep dive into legacy, what that looks like for each person, and make goal-oriented plans for building it for ourselves and our families.