The Ladipo Group

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Feb. 8, 2023 – Let’s Talk About Our Love: The Business of Relationships

This 9-month relational workshop series will meet virtually once a month for 90 minutes with couples and individuals seeking healthy relationships. Facilitated by  Certified Relationship Coach Lucress Irizarry! Part 1 of this 9-part series starts February 8, 2023. Click here to register.

Past Events

Let’s Talk About Our Love

The Ladipo Group is excited to present “Let’s Talk About Our Love” a 9-month relational workshop series catered to the Black and Brown community in exploring the experience of healthy and fulfilling intimate relationships. Facilitated by Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Victoria Carr and Certified Relationship Coach Lucress Irizarry! Part 1 of this 9-part series starts November 9, 2022. Click here to register.

Are They A Narcissist? Facilitated by Amia Hines

Learn how to identify Narcissistic Personality Disorder & how this disorder is shown within relationships. Join Facilitator Amia Hines for a 2-part series starting October 19, 2022. Are They A Narcissist? Click here to register.

Living in Balance: A DBT Skills Group. Facilitated by Albert Bristol III

Do you want to learn how to regulate your emotions and change unhealthy patterns? Join Facilitator Albert Bristol III for a five-week series starting October 3, 2022. Living in Balance: A DBT Skills Group. Click here to register.

Got Likes? Impacts of Social Media on Mental Health

The Ladipo Group is excited to host an event on Impacts of Social Media on Adolescents, Facilitated by Amia Hines, Psychotherapist

Black Wellness in Nature

The Ladipo Group is providing a workshop series, held in the Blue Bell Park area of Wissahickon Valley Park, for Black people to connect with themselves and with the natural world. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and appreciate nature, practice mindfulness, and make relational connections with other group members. Participants will also gain exposure to practices and tools that they can use to ground themselves, live more fully in the present moment, connect with their higher selves, and cope more effectively with the stressors and challenges associated with living in Black bodies.

Interpersonal Effectiveness: Knowing Your Rights in Relationships

Does it feel like everyone gets what they want from you but your needs are neglected in relationships? Does it feel like you have to tiptoe in some relationships? Do you live with distress, anxiety, sadness and anger due to not getting your needs met in relationships? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this workshop is for you. This workshop will teach you effective ways to engage in interpersonal interactions/communication with friends, family, and co-worker/colleagues to get your needs met. Relationships should not be one sided! You also have rights!

Got Likes? Impacts of Social Media on Mental Health

The purpose of this group is to help adolescents overcome the challenges of self esteem from the usage of Social media. Social media is a great way to virtually interact and connect with others. However, social media can often negatively impact individuals especially adolescents during their transitional period of discovering themselves as they grow. Individuals may also endure self-esteem challenges due to living up to unrealistic expectations seen on social media. From frequently comparing oneself to others, to feeling “not good enough”, social media can potentially harm adolescents as they search for self identity and self-confidence. Low self-esteem is a major impact for black adolescents who encounter life challenges and strive for society’s definition of perfection on social media. Adolescents involved in these group sessions will be able to fully be aware of themselves as black individuals and utilize their identity as a strength.

Intersectionality: Unpacking & Unifying Identity

Do you suppress your authentic self at work or around family? This Intersectionality workshop is a supportive space for everyone to explore their identity. With facilitation led by our lead DEI Trainer Nicole Blackson, attendees will actively engage by reflecting on who they are, the challenges they face, and the ways that they cope.

This workshop is also for anyone struggling to express empathy for people in their professional and personal lives. By sharpening their emotional intelligence skills, attendees will walk away with meaningful group interactions and coping tools to unpack and unify their intersecting identities.


My Last Good Nerve: Integrating Mindfulness into Our Work-Life

Individuals who are experiencing consistent work related stress which may appear as increased anxiety, depression, anger and other uncomfortable emotions. This group is intended for people who are at the beginning or in the middle of their careers. This group is preferably for the BIPOC community. (Frontline Workers highly preferred).


Acceptance & Change: A DBT Skills Group

Did you know that Dialectical Behavior Therapy has some great benefits? This includes the ability to improve communication in your relationships, better understand your own emotions, and practice being and living in the moment through mindfulness. If these sound like great benefits to you, then you’ll love our next group therapy series.

Join The Ladipo Group for their newest 10-week group therapy event, Acceptance & Change: A DBT Skills Group, focused on using DBT techniques to teach effective skills to help lift you up and live your best life. Don’t hesitate and sign up today!


The Gender, Sexuality, and Being Black Processing Group is a space for Black people of various genders and sexual orientations to come together and explore their experiences related to gender and sexuality. The group may act as a space for participants to discuss questioning their sexual orientation or gender, coming out, experiencing homophobia, sexism, and/or transphobia, as well as navigating identity development. By sharing their experiences, as well as giving and receiving feedback and support, participants will form connections and build community.

The Ladipo Group is excited to host an 6 week series, facilitated by Dr. Ghynecee Temple. The Black Women’s Body Image Group will aid members in understanding and addressing problematic beliefs about the body. Members will explore various influences on their body image perception, and learn how to cultivate a more accepting and healthy view of their bodies and its function. This 6 week series starts on October 4th! Click on the link for more details.

The Ladipo Group is excited to announce we are hosting a virtual workshop that will focus on several high profile Black women athletes speaking out about mental health and the growing discussions about the importance of self-care. This workshop is geared toward Black women and identified members of the Philadelphia and surrounding communities. “Resting While Black: What Naomi and Simone Have Taught Us”. August 31,2021 6:00pm-7:30pm. Tickets are $5.00. Register for the event here. Resting While Black
A 5 week group designed for Black people to learn about the signs and symptoms of racial trauma and to begin the process of healing from racial trauma.