Group Therapy

Isolation is a serious risk factor when dealing with betrayal. Dr. Manning’s own research revealed that 68% of individuals experience moderate to severe isolation following the discovery of sexual betrayal in their relationship1. In contrast, connection with others is a vital component of healing. Group therapy provides an effective way to reduce isolation and achieve connection in a supportive and non-judgmental setting.

The Betrayed Partners Therapy Group and The Advanced Therapy Group for Betrayed Partners provide connection to a community of individuals who are experiencing similar challenges. Group therapy is also a cost-effective and confidential way to acquire education, support, direction, and skills while navigating betrayal trauma healing.

Dr. Manning’s therapy groups are highly structured, trauma-informed, and focus on the essential topics needed for successful healing from betrayal trauma. A blend of psychoeducation, skill building, and discussion is used in each session. Assigned readings and a workbook enhance the healing work in-between sessions.


Betrayed individuals who are seeking an emotionally safe setting wherein they may focus on their own healing will find these groups to be a unique haven. These groups do not discriminate according to gender, relationship status, or the recovery status of the betrayer — the focus is truly on the individual who has been betrayed.


If you believe a therapy group of this kind would benefit your healing process, please reach out to Dr. Manning directly to explore group fit or to commence the group intake process.

The Betrayed Partners Therapy Group

The Betrayed Partners Therapy Group

This 12-week group is offered twice a year. The fall session runs from September to December. The winter session runs from February to May. The group meets in person on Thursdays at Dr. Manning’s office from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. This group is designed for individuals who have recently learned they have been betrayed or who are early in the healing process.

The Advanced Therapy Group for Betrayed Partners

The Advanced Therapy Group for Betrayed Partners

(The Betrayed Partners Therapy Group is a prerequisite.) This group is designed for betrayed individuals who are in the latter stages of recovery and who are post-disclosure. The group meets in person at Dr. Manning’s office on the second Thursday of each month (September to May) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The topics covered address long-term healing, moving forward, and reclaiming life.

If you want to go fast, go alone.

If you want to go far, go together.

— African proverb

1 Manning, J. C. & Watson, W. L. (2007). A Qualitative Study of the Supports Christian Women Find Most Beneficial When Dealing with a Spouse’s Sexually Addictive or Compulsive Behaviors,’ Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 14:4, 337 – 357.