Whether related to cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or another experience or diagnosis, fatigue can often feel challenging and difficult to handle. This 6-week group will offer space to be with others who live with fatigue and will provide you with strategies and coping tools to help manage it–and help make room for more of what matters to you. This virtual educational group provides opportunities for interactive discussions and practicing strategies to help manage fatigue. Participants are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions and should be prepared to participate as much as possible in each session.
This group is open to adults of all ages who experience fatigue. Fatigue often feels like “running on empty,” and can include having reduced energy, focus, and motivation, or feeling weak or easily exhausted by everyday tasks.
Please note: this group does not treat insomnia. If you are experiencing exhaustion due to lack of sleep, please be aware that this group may not be the best fit as it does not provide or replace treatment for insomnia or other sleep disorders.
This group meets weekly for 6 weeks on Tuesdays from September 26 – October 31 from 3:00-4:30pm ET.
Lennie Naughton is a social work intern pursuing their MSW with Simmons University. With over 10 years of direct service experience with youth and adults, Lennie provides individual therapy and group facilitation at Smith Center. Their experience also includes development and delivery of youth programming, and over five years of case management providing crisis counseling and connecting clients to reproductive health care access. Lennie is dedicated to supporting and advocating with underserved communities in healthcare systems, including people with disabilities as well as transgender and other LGBTQ+ community members. In Lennie’s free time, they can be found spending time with loved ones (including their cat named Cannoli).
Erin serves as Smith Center’s Director of Young Adult and Psychosocial Support Programs. She is trained in Integrative Patient Navigation, a Project LEAD graduate, and holds a Masters in Social Work. A seven-year breast cancer survivor, Erin is passionate about providing support and community to other cancer survivors, especially young adults. She works with Smith Center’s DC Young Adult Cancer Community and is also actively involved in the cancer community through Young Survival Coalition, Critical Mass, the Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates, National Breast Cancer Coalition, and the DC Cancer Action Partnership.
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