Journey Through Journaling

Group therapy for black women in Chicago. Navigating Black Womanhood in the U.S.A.

Join our virtual Group Therapy for Black Women in the Chicagoland area.

Do you ever find yourself feeling lost or looking for a sense of direction? Do you ever use writing as an outlet to express your thoughts and emotions? Are you seeking to build community amongst other Black women as you navigate through your wellness journey?

Journeying Through Journaling may be just the group for you!

Navigating Black Womanhood in the USA can feel exhilarating, overwhelming, and isolating.

This group is a space that serves as a reminder that you do not have to travel solo on your journey to healing.
Journeying Through Journaling is a virtual space for Black women to gather and to explore their narrative.

This group meets two times per month. During each session we will unpack different topics.

For each session, you can expect a writing prompt on the topic, music related to the theme, and numerous opportunities to support and uplift one another.

A virtual therapy space for Black women to gather and to explore their narrative.

Common topics, questions, and issues we deal with in treatment.

What is the age range of the group?

Since this is an open group, it depends on the participants that register for that particular month. So far, the age range has been from 21-56 years old.

Which platform is being used to hold the group sessions?

We are currently doing all services online. For this group, the sessions are held on Google Meet, which is a HIPPA compliant platform.

Some Common Life Challenges

Some common issues and life challenges we discuss in group include (but are not limited to):

1. Anxiety
2. Depression
3. Lack of social support
4. COVID-19
5. Racism
How much does it cost?

Each meeting is $15.

Who runs this group?

This group is developed & run by Jessica McKenzie, LPC. You can read all about Jessica here!

Goals for Therapy

Group Therapy for Black Women in Chicago

While your goals will be specific and tailored just for you, some common therapy goals look like this.

1. To affirm the value and importance of their existence

2. To connect and support other Black women in order to cultivate a sense of community

3. To learn and implement helpful coping skills/practices into their daily lives

4. To identify, challenge, and reframe personal narratives that have a harmful impact on their sense of self-worth.

Meet Our Group Organizer:

Jessica McKenzie, LPC

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to help others feel safe and secure in themselves. I often provide others a safe space which allows them to share.

Learn more about Therapy for Black Women

1. “44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying To Survive This Country” published by SELF gives a giant list of people to follow, brands to purchase from, and so much more.

2. Therapy and Wellness Resources for Black Mental health is fighting stigmas & providing real actionable resources.

3. Therapy For Black Girls podcast: “A weekly chat about all things mental health”

4. The Black Therapist podcast whose host describes herself as “not your average therapist” and has made her goal to make sure daily decisions align with values and positive relationships.