Finding Calm After the Storm

For individuals who have had exposure to or experience with violence or sexual assault.

What is it?

Finding Calm After the Storm is a closed weekly support group for individuals who have had exposure to or experience with person violence, family violence, intimate partner violence, or sexual assault. This group is intended for those who may need connection with others and need new tools to address concerns and challenges in regulation and self-care.

How does it work? 

Group activities will focus on self-care, regulation, and support through artistic/body expression and psychoeducation.

Where does it take place?

This support group will take place online via Zoom.

Summer 2021 Schedule

June 1st to July 22nd

Monday Unavailable
Tuesday 2:00 - 3:30pm
Wednesday Unavailable
Thursday Unavailable
Friday Unavailable


How do I join?

To join, set up a screening survey by emailing Larisa Fry at or Doriana Marrello at with your name and email. You can also reach out to them in case of any questions about this group.

Upcoming Session

About the Facilitators

Larisa Fry (SVSPO)

Larisa is an individual and group trauma counsellor, working collaboratively with SFU’s Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO). She holds a M.A. in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists. Applying a Human Rights and intersectional social justice framework, she centers the client’s needs and experiences while ensuring a trauma and violence informed care practice.  She actively applies mindfulness, narrative, acceptance and commitment therapy, and EMDR to her daily work.

Doriana Marrello

Doriana is a Registered Clinical Counsellor holding a Master of Counselling degree from City University. She completed her undergraduate degree at SFU in psychology, counselling, and human development. Doriana works from a strengths based, solution focused perspective supporting clients experiencing a myriad of issues including but not limited to family of origin, relationship issues, grief and loss, burnout, and cultural issues. She believes in the natural resilience of people and feels honoured to be a part of their journey.