Sexual Abuse and Trauma Counseling Groups

About Therapy Groups

MESA offers a variety of group therapy services. Group therapy has been proven to be an extremely effective method of healing and recovering from trauma. The isolation a survivor feels after an assault can be alleviated in the group setting and clients can learn to reclaim their power in speaking about their experience, naming their feelings, and hearing about the experiences of other members. Group therapy offers validation and support from other survivors, connection with others who can offer feedback and coping skills, psychoeducation, recognition of PTSD symptoms, meditation and breath work, a sense of community, and a strengths based approach.

Groups have different duration depending on the topics and the curriculum they need to cover. For more information call 303-443-0400 or email groups@movingtoendsexualassault.orgNow accepting Victim Compensation in addition to our sliding scale option.

Groups offered by MESA in the past include:

  • Trauma-informed Yoga Group for Adults
  • Survivor’s Support Group
  • Mindfulness for Trauma Survivors
  • MESA Mountaineers
  • Secondary Survivors Bi-Monthly Support Group
  • MESA Milers (Running, Walking, Hiking and Biking Activities)
  • Male-Identified Secondary Survivors Support Group

Information on current groups is available below!

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Secondary Survivors Monthly Support Group

This ongoing drop-in group is to provide support for partners and friends that support survivors of sexual assault. The intent is to create a more cohesive unit around primary survivors while providing healing for family, friends, etc. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month.
Who it helps: secondary victims of sexual assault
When:  First Tuesday of the month starting in September 2017, from 6.30-8pm
Where: MESA – 1333 Iris Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304
Facilitator: Cathy Schneider, LCSW
Investment: $15 per session; (Inquire about sliding scale). Victim compensation accepted as payment form. 
For more information call Natalie at 303-443-0400 or email




Workshop: Changing Your Brain (rescheduled)

In this full-day workshop, participants will: learn the science behind anxiety and practice relaxation; practice techniques to build new neuroscience-pathways that change the way you think; discover how to shift your mood and feel more comfortable; increase your awareness of your physiological responses to stress.

This is the second module of a 3-part series. Participation in module I is not necessary to participate in module 2.

Who it helps: Designed for anyone who wants to learn more about healing and recovery after trauma
When: Saturday December 9th, 9:30am-3:30pm (coffee provided in the morning, please plan for your own lunch)
Where: MESA – 1333 Iris Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304 (Norton West room)
Facilitator: Tami Boehle-Satterfield, MSW, LCSW-C, NCBCHH, HTP
Investment: $50
For questions: Contact Natalie at 303-443-0400;





Survivor’s Support GroupSurvivor's Support Group

  • A warm, safe, private setting with 3-6 members
  • Understanding on how trauma has affected you
  • Tools to help you manage difficult thoughts and feelings
  • A chance to share support with other survivors



Who it helps: This group is for primary survivors of sexual trauma
When: Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30pm starting October 3rd (8 weeks, no group on Halloween)
Where: Ryan Wellness Center, Canyon room (1000 Alpine Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304)
Facilitator: Christine Springer, LPC
Suggested donation: $10 per session
For questions, contact Natalie at 303-443-0400;

*Registration for this group is now closed*





Fall 2017 Trauma-Informed Yoga

This trauma-informed yoga group is a confidential and safe space to get in touch with your own body, engage the parasympathetic nervous system in healing, synchronize breath and body, and release body tension and stress.

Who it helps: Designed for those affected by trauma of any kind. For all level practitioners and even non-practitioners.
When: Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 October 4 – December 6 (10 weeks)
Where: Integral Center, 2805 Broadway Ave, Suite B, Boulder 80304
Facilitator: Megan Connolly
Investment:  $150 per 10- week series ($15/session). Victim compensation accepted as payment form.
For questions, contact Natalie at 303-443-0400 or






MESA Mountaineers

A hiking group for survivors, loved ones, and allies.

MESA Mountaineers is a group of hikers, primarily for trauma survivors and their loved ones. Nature is a proven stress reliever and allows for great opportunities for healing. We welcome people of all genders and cultures.

Who it helps: Survivors, loved ones, and allies.
When: Sunday November 5th, 10am
Where: Pines to Peak Trail (Park at Bald Mtn Scenic Parking area)
Facilitator: Holly Brettell, MESA intern
Investment: Free (donations welcome)

To register or learn more contact us at or call 303-443-0400.
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Other Groups in the Community not run by MESA

Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart

What it is: The extraordinary sensitivity of horses, their unique and powerful response to women and capacity to facilitate healing will be experienced in this equine assisted therapy group. This partnership inspires and challenges the work of women in recovery to regain mastery and confidence in their own lives.
Who it helps: this group is designed for self-identified females who are primary survivors of sexual assault (options for teens and adults)
Facilitator: Jackie Ashley, MA, LPC, BC-DMT (720-308-2728;

You can start with a 1 DAY WORKSHOP: to work with mindfulness based embodiment practices and the healing power of horses and nature. Saturday (check with facilitator about specific date), from 9:30-4:00pm. $125

Group series: Saturdays from 10am-1pm starting June 24th (6 weeks). Groups will be held at Heart & Soul Ranch in Longmont. Total cost is $350 for 6 weeks.


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