Anxiety Support Group - Dealing with Anxiety

HeyPeers Certified Meeting
Hosted By
Timothy L.
Tuesday, Apr 09, 2024 | 05:00pm - 06:30pm EDT
6 seats remaining
About this meeting
Our anxiety support groups are for individuals with anxiety, panic, or phobias of all kinds. You will learn about anxiety and discover self-management tools to master the challenges that it presents. You will also have the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings with others who have similar experiences and grow through mutual support. These meetings are confidential and anonymous and led by Certified Peer Specialists.

About the host
I am an immigrant to the United States. I have worked as a fire fighter/first responder, and a US ARMY Infantryman, until a severe injury from a roadside bomb blast in Iraq. I've struggled with intravenous opiate addiction that led to lengthy jail sentence and I have attempted suicide several times. Once I decided to try and get well, I utilized the GI Bill to earn a Bachelors degree in Psychology emphasizing in substance abuse counseling, then became a certified peer specialist. I have worked for veteran non-profits, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, SMART recovery facilitation and several other wellness centers providing support to those who have struggled with similar afflictions. I've been doing peer support of some kind for 5 years and I know how much it helped me. I know what it is like to wake up every day feeling nothing but hopelessness and despair. Today I live in line with my values, and I am proud of the person I have become. It is an honor and a pleasure to support those who currently do not have hope in their lives.
Motivation for help
I believe my life was saved by a peer that worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs and since that time I have wanted to be that person for someone else. I believe that sharing similar life experiences helps relate individuals on a level that cannot be achieved in a clinical setting. Working in recovery and helping others gives me sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. Being a peer keeps me living a life of wellness.
Recent reviews
Tim was so helpful and compassionate to all of us!
Apr 23, 2024
Truly a caring individual who wants others to succeed in their everyday and long term wellness. He is always willing to listen with kindness.
Apr 17, 2024
Tim you are an amazing Peer Leader! A voice of calm and peace and I pray for your wellness! Thank you so much for listening
Apr 09, 2024
Rosemary and Tim were both great. They are 2 of my favorite facilitators.
Mar 30, 2024
Tim is AWESOME. A gifted facilitator, with robust, informative, encouraging, and interesting feedback. Humility, honesty -- vulnerable and open -- and believing in us and in the cause, He gives us all dignity and respect and his support is real.
Mar 29, 2024
Tim was very positive, encouraging, very gently gave reminders on group rules when necessary, and provided a sense of hope. I felt like he is someone who understands my daily struggles.
Mar 29, 2024
Tim was awesome. Is very caring and concerned. Ran a really really wonderful meeting, and this was my first time with him
Mar 22, 2024
Tim is great!
Mar 22, 2024
Truly a wonderful experience. Tim is a fantastic group leader, supportive, empathetic and informative. There is a great sense of safety and mutual respect in this group.
Mar 20, 2024
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Welcome to HeyPeers Certified Meetings!

HeyPeers Certified meetings are facilitated by Group Leaders who have lived experience with the topic of the meeting they are facilitating. They have completed training, passed exams and have met other requirements in their state to become cerified. Some of our CPSs are also nationally certified and most have other credentials as well. Most HeyPeers Certifed meetings are 90 minutes in length and include a discussion of helpful tips and techniques.