Marla’s Community Support Groups – 2007-Present
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Marla Genova, the leader has an extraordinary gift to be non-judgmental. She has a rare combination of psychology education as well as experience with personal social anxiety.
Thank you so much Marla for all of your hard work! You are making a real difference in many people’s lives! I look forward to the future of the group.
You continue to amaze me Marla… you are creating this beautiful and powerful wave of interest, and hope; a name for Social Anxiety in the community and acceptance… and again, hope, there is no stopping you now!
Marla Genova not only walks the walk, but talks the talk of someone who knows firsthand the struggles of those with this disorder. She offers plenty of advice, patience and accolades and has designed an atmosphere highly effective in fostering open, judgment free discussion amongst peers.
Marla’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Based Intensive Group
I was disappointed that most therapists have never heard of social anxiety and the lack of resources. I’ve found that since attending this group, I feel much more optimistic about being able to overcome my anxiety.
I had given up far too many social, personal, and professional opportunities in an effort to cope with SA for over 30 years. The group is a safe environment where we can gently confront our SA issues and practice behavioral exercises that mirror real world social situations.
I don’t know where I’d be right now without this SA support group. I started in 2013 and I was able to interact with people like me who have intense anxiety and not feel like I’m alone anymore.
Marla is professional, has tremendous content expertise, top-notch coaching skills, and most importantly is compassionate. I was freed from unhelpful thoughts, stories and perspectives.
Getting Over Stage Fright Workshop Facilitator
Fully immersive experience, it’s the only effective way to pass through the fear and anxiety.
I am still somewhat awed on what you pulled off this weekend. I really appreciated your words of wisdom and encouragement
Even if people are at different levels of fear than you, you get amazing results. I will be forever grateful for the support I received from Marla Genova.
Marla Genova had a great pace and gave informative feedback. Very professional and she knows her stuff.
Your leadership was helpful in creating a positive experience and your personality and story were a key piece of the puzzle that helped the group come together.
Marla Genova did a remarkable job on many levels and handled different personalities and issues with great ease. I think she should consider sharing her gift by writing a book.
I was very impressed with Marla Genova’s personalized attention and support. I can see for the first time that I can overcome and manage the fear.
The workshop was nothing short of transformational due to the Marla Genova’s compassion and encouragement. Marla could relate to many of our concerns and suggest critical insights. Thank you, Marla, for being such an inspiring coach and mentor!
When I signed up, it felt like a big step to commit to the workshop, but Marla made it an experience I am so glad I attended.
When I explained my story to Marla Genova, she gave me hope. Marla was very knowledgeable, compassionate and helpful throughout the seminar. She has dedicated herself to helping people that are dealing with this type of anxiety and fear.
Define & Empower Your New Personal Story Workshop
This is a great eye opener. It brings out important thoughts buried within.
During the workshop, I decided to go to grad school and start volunteering.
This workshop helped me identify what I want to resolve to move forward in my career and personal growth.
This workshop dug deep to bring forward your life journey, to take time to get to really know and love yourself. This was a reminder that we are not alone on this journey.
I happily traveled two hours from NYS for each meeting because it simply is worth it. Marla does an excellent job.
In the most delightful of ironies, this group has allowed me to make meaningful social connections by actually focusing on the struggle that I spent so long trying to hide.
Discussion played to the needs, strengths, and weaknesses of the participants without being invasive or un-doable. Marla is an excellent group organizer and interacts well with all.