Cassandra Syndrome Support Group
 

Run By Katherine Meek MA, AMFT, APCC, and Rosario Puga-Dempsy MA, MFT

Supervised By Harry Motro LMFT 53452

The term originates in Greek mythology. Cassandra was a daughter of Priam, the King of Troy. Struck by her beauty, Apollo provided her with the gift of prophecy, but when Cassandra refused Apollo's romantic advances, he placed a curse ensuring that nobody would believe her warnings. Cassandra was left with the knowledge of future events, but could neither alter these events nor convince others of the validity of her predictions.The Cassandra metaphor is applied by some psychologists to individuals who experience physical and emotional suffering as a result of distressing personal perceptions, and who are disbelieved when they attempt to share the cause of their suffering with others.

 

Group takes place via Zoom

  • $80 per session

  • 8 participants max

  • 8-week series

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This group is for any individual who is in a committed relationship with someone on the spectrum. The focus of this group is to provide support for individuals experiencing a lack of emotional intimacy, feelings of loneliness, feelings of disconnect, or feelings of being misunderstood. This group provides education around ASD, challenges in communication and emotional intimacy, and provides tools to support individuals in learning how to better communicate their needs, practice patience, problems of compromise, and to feel better connected. This group is also a safe place for individuals to process the challenges that arise from being in a neurodiverse relationship and gives the opportunity for clients to support each other as they are working through these challenges.

To join a group please email K.meektherapy@gmail.com or crc.rosariopuga@gmail.com with your name, email, phone number, and the group you would like to join. You will receive a confirmation email once you are booked for the 8-week Group.

48 Hour Cancellation Policy: Your appointment time is exclusively reserved for you and is considered a firm commitment. Appointments will not be canceled last minute. If you are unable to attend you will need to notify therapists 48-hours in advance to avoid charges. Please be aware that insurance companies do not reimburse for missed sessions.

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