A Group for Men Healing from Sexual Abuse:  2

This ongoing group is for men who have already completed the 12-week Level 1 group I offer, or its equivalent.  This is both a support and a process/growth group. Members use the group both to explore how to meet relationship challenges in the present especially when rooted in past abuse.  They draw on their relationships in the group to accept their abuse histories emotionally while growing beyond them.  While safety is still crucial, this group also focuses on healthy risk-taking, which involves increased disclosure, honesty, and exploration of here-and-now experience within the group.

Concurrent individual therapy (or its ready availability) is required, depending upon how complete the experience of individual therapy has been.  This group is less structured than Level 1 and members set their own agendas, and both support and challenge one another more in relation to individual goals.  

Where:    822 Delaware St. @ 6th St.

                in Berkeley, California

                (near Hwy 80 & 4th Street)

When:     Wednesdays   7:15pm to 8:45pm    -begun SPRING 2015-
This group is currently closed but may open to new members
                --Please call to inquire--

Cost:        $50 / weekly session   
                initial minimum 12- week commitment

Contact:   Bill Burmester, M.A., MFT  for   Free Initial Interview
                510 . 644 . 0419



Bill Burmester, MFT #32035,

is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor associated with MaleSurvivor  and  The Men’s Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy  (Berkeley, Ca.).

Bill has worked with survivors of sexual abuse in individual, family and group psychotherapy since 1987 and has a special interest in issues faced by men in recovery from abuse and their potential for challenging stereotypes of masculinity.


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