Parallels Counseling provides free social injustice therapy groups

Parallels Counseling wants to close a health gap, providing free social injustice therapy groups for people to speak on current events.
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Parallels Counseling wants to close a health gap, providing free social injustice therapy groups for people to speak on current events.
“I thought well let’s get something together where people can support each other but also tap into therapy,” said Rachel Denney, for Parallels Counseling. “But then also provide it at no cost, so there’s no financial barrier.”
The first no-cost support group was held Saturday afternoon at Parallels Counseling. She says the idea came after she and other mental health providers saw that many people were traumatically affected by current events, like coronavirus and the Black Lives Matter protests.
Denney wants to break the stigma that therapy is bad and make an option available for people of color and in LGBTQ groups. But she says everyone is welcome to join.
“But maybe you’re an ally, maybe you have also been traumatized because a friend of yours or someone that you support has gone through something,” said Denney. “You can come too and continue to process and fully support the people that you care about.”

Helpful tips, self-care, and mediation methods will be shared at the meetings. For more information about different health groups, upcoming dates, and individual sessions visit www.parallelslincoln.com.

 

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