A Program Designed by Joanne Fleisher, LCSW
Author of Living Two Lives
New York City
Presented by Merav Segal, LMSW and Samantha Fox, LMFT
This two-day workshop is for women who are married and questioning their sexual identity or beginning a process of coming out
Spend a weekend with other married women who are facing a range of feelings regarding their sexual identity and all of the dilemmas posed by the recognition of loving women. Through the use of professional guidance and small group interaction the workshop will focus on:
- Clarifying your sexual identity (are you a lesbian, bisexual or what?)
- Making difficult decisions about your marriage/Evaluating lifestyle options
- Resolving Guilt and sadness about hurting loved ones
- Facing fears (homophobia, ending up alone, rejection by children or family)
- Living a double life (love triangles: secrecy or openness and the balancing act)
- How to approach husband
- Parenting concerns
How You Can Benefit From This Workshop
- Share your story with other married women and see that you are not alone
- Develop a new support network
- Learn the steps that lead to self acceptance
- Identify obstacles that prevent you from moving forward
- Leave with resources both in your area and online
Meet the Presenters
Merav Segal coaches women through the coming out process. In addition to having gone through her own coming out process while married to a man, Merav has extensive experience helping women through challenging transition periods in their lives. Bringing empathy, safety and compassion to her coaching sessions, she supports women in finding their inner resources in order to heal, grow, thrive and create the best relationships and lives they can envision for themselves. She has conducted groups for women coming out in New York City and has co-led the weekend workshop with Joanne Fleisher.
Merav is also a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, specializing in attachment-based individual and couple therapy. She has worked with couples and individuals struggling with issues of monogamy/non-monogamy and long distance relationships. She consults on issues of parenting and step-parenting and has experience working with clients struggling with gender identity issues, sexual identity, coming out and sexual concerns.
Samantha Fox is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City and specializes in working with women coming out of marriage and coming out later in life. Additionally, she works with sexual/gender identity, life transitions, parenting, relationship issues including sexual issues, open relationships, monogamy/non-monogamy, polyamory, divorce, and family of origin issues.
Samantha brings her intense curiosity about relationship dynamics and family systems into her work with her clients, both with individuals and couples, utilizing multiple therapeutic models, including Narrative Therapy and EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy).
Samantha went through her own process of coming out while married to a man with three young children. Her journey further inspired her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and her desire to work with women to assist and support them as they find their way on their own journeys.
Workshop Fee $375
Dates: Fall 2017, exact dates TBD. If you are interested in joining please contact us so we can add your name to the list.
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