“The intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we've experienced, done, or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection.”
YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley’s mission is supported through the deeper healing of trauma with a focus on empowerment, equity, awareness, and unconditional positive regard. We work to help our clients regain the freedom of choice, connect with and tolerate difficult feelings, and engage in relationships with others in a healthy, mindful way.
Shame thrives on secrecy and isolation; group therapy provides a way for people to come together in a supportive environment and experience deep empathy. Group therapy is often used in addition to individual therapy, and we offer groups focused on support & education, creative expressions, as well as deeper processing.
24-hour Sexual Assault - Domestic Violence - Human Trafficking
For immediate in-person crisis assistance and counseling services, contact 24-hour support line