๐ŸŒฑ Black-Indigenous-People-Of-Color (BIPOC) Telehealth Groups ๐ŸŒฑ

Calling In:

๐Ÿ“ฃ Clients who may be served

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION / TO RSVP: christhmus@liberationinstitute.org

Group Descriptions: 1 session/week, 90-minutes, 10 sessions, via video chat,

pay-what-you-may, starting week of 6/23 and ending week of 8/24

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฟ Black-Identified Adult Closed Group – 21+, 8-10 people, Tuesday 8:30-10 PM, centering Black adulthood, covid, and community; co-facilitated*

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ Black Identified Teen Open Group – Ages 14-19, Tuesday 2-3:30 PM, centering being a Black teen, covid, and community; co-facilitated*

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Asian Pacific American (APA)-Identified Closed Group – ages 21+, Tuesday 6-7:30 PM, 8-10 members, centering restorative justice, covid, and the APA experience; co-facilitated**

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ BIPOC 7th & 8th Grade Open Group – 7th and 8th graders, Thursday 2-3:30PM, centering Black adulthood, covid, and community, co-facilitated*

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป BIPOC Law Enforcement Closed Group – 8-10 members, centering restorative justice, covid, and being BIPOC while working pandemic & protests; co-facilitated***

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฟ BIPOC Adult Closed Group – 8-10 members, ages 21+, centering covid, restorative justice, and the BIPOC experience

*About James (he/him or they/them): 

James Green is a Queer, Gay, Black and Mexican Associate registered Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Humanistic therapist. Their experience is in complex trauma, domestic and community violence, and toxic stress, and they bring a anti-racist, feminist, and queer lens to their work with others. James works primarily in urban schools with black and brown youth and with queer, trans, and non-binary people of color. AMFT #101225 supervised by Monica Provence LMFT #87245

**About Lai (pronouns she/her/hers):

Lai Chien is a 0-generation Hong Kong born cisgender Chinese-Vietnamese American by way of North Carolina, Georgia, and finally landing in the east bay of Oakland/Alameda.

She is a harm-reduction focused, strength-based, and change-oriented therapist utilizing narrative psychology, motivational interviewing and DBT concepts such as radical acceptance to empower growth and promote well-being. She can be found tending to her aquariums, cooking and/or eating, days at the beach and planning the next camping trip.  

AMFT #98435 supervised by Sandra Stultz, LMFT #43047 of Sankofa Holistic Counseling Services www.sankofatherapy.com 

***About Annie (she/her pronouns):

Annie Chen is a marriage family therapist who has been helping people have better relationships with one another and themselves for over ten years. She is the author of a book on attachment theory and uses tools that are informed by neuroscience, trauma, and somatic psychology. She worked as a therapist for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Youth and Family Services Bureau from 2011-2014 and is interested in supporting those at the forefront of reforming law enforcement culture for the benefit of all. CA License# 80025

About Christhmus (pronoun them at your pleasure):

Christhmus Presence will be facilitating all groups above. They are a 3.5-generation Muwekma Ohlone (San Francisco) land-settler and Chinese-American Queer. Pillars that guide them are liberation psychology, narrative psychology, somatic psychology, spirituality, and expressive arts. Tools held are meditation, Tapping, and (later this month) EMDR-Brainspotting. They enjoy plants, creative expression, the power of community, and being in water. MFT Trainee through Liberation Institute, supervised by Adina Morguelan Ascher, MSW, PhD LCSW 28900