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New groups and workshops at TREC DC!

As we enter this month of November, we may find ourselves surrounded by a mix of emotions that tend to “gather” at this time of year. Whether the emotions be tied to upcoming holidays, family, and/or the continued stress in our world, we invite you to check in with yourselves about what support you are needing (and wanting) at this time. We at TREC DC would like to share with you some new and upcoming services that we hope can help provide some support. We also are available to schedule no-cost phone consultations to discuss options are available and help connect you with services you may need. Please email us at admin@trecdcpsychotherapy if you would like to schedule this consultation. Starting Thursday, 11/11, Dr. Lea Didion, one of our co-founders, will begin providing a Trauma & PTSD Information Workshop which will provide information on common responses to trauma and options for treatment. This workshop is designed to be attended one time, and will be offered twice per month (though participants are welcome to return if they have continued questions or want to hear the information again). Please see more information below on this workshop and how to register. Also ongoing is our weekly Mindful Mondays Workshop, which provides brief education about mindfulness and trauma healing as well as an opportunity each week to practice a different mindfulness exercise. Again, more information is below including the registration link. We are also excited to begin offering Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) to help individuals struggling with consistent sleep (getting to sleep and/or staying asleep). We are able to provide these sessions at a reduced rate of $30/session as part of our training program, meaning that these sessions will be provided by a TREC DC trainee under the supervision of a licensed TREC DC clinician. Also coming soon (more details to come!):

-8-week Race-based stress and resilience group ($100/session, limited reduced fee slots available), starting 1/8/22

-10-week Trauma Information group ($100/session, limited reduced fee slots available), starting 1/8/22

-Sleep Improvement Workshops (details TBD)

-Friends & Family Support Group (details TBD) Finally, here are those additional details about our workshops and CBT for insomnia. Please let us know if you have any questions about our services, or about additional needs that we can help connect you with in our broader DC community. And follow us on social media for more information and community resources!

Trauma & PTSD Information Workshop:

1-time session offered on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (virtual)

Starting Thursday 11/11/21 (no session 11/25/21 or 12/23/21)

3:00-3:45pm ET

Open to anyone 18+ who has experienced a traumatic or distressing event and wants to learn more about trauma symptoms and options for treatment

Cost: $10

This workshop will cover basic information about symptoms and common reactions to trauma as well as treatment options both for those who have experienced a recent trauma as well as those who have been living with trauma for longer. The workshop will also include some basic coping skills that can be used during times of overwhelming emotion or strong reexperiencing symptoms. If cost is a barrier, please email us at

To register for the Trauma & PTSD Information Workshop: Mindful Mondays:

Recurring sessions every Monday (virtual)

12:00-12:45pm ET

Open to anyone 18+ who has experienced trauma and is interested in learning about and practicing mindfulness in a virtual community.

Cost: free Each week will include brief education about mindfulness and the relationship to trauma healing and stress management, followed by a mindfulness practice and opportunity to ask questions and reflect about the practice. This workshop does not include discussion of trauma memories or experiences. The workshop is free, and zoom link will be provided upon registration, with “drop-ins” welcome (no weekly commitment needed). To register for Mindful Mondays: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)

*Offered by TREC DC trainees

6-8 telehealth (virtual) sessions of evidence-based therapy to help individuals who experience insomnia (significant difficulties getting and/or staying asleep that interfere with day-to-day functioning)

Day/time of sessions will be determined by client & therapist

Cost: free consultation, then $30/session

*Sessions provided via telehealth by members of TREC DC’s therapist training program (under supervision of TREC DC psychologist)

To schedule a CBT-i consultation, email

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