“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.”

Brené Brown

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.

For more information, call our intake line 408-295-4011 ext 3151.

24-hour Sexual Assault - Domestic Violence - Human Trafficking

For immediate in-person crisis assistance and counseling services, contact 24-hour support line

(800) 572-2782