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Therapy Groups in Portland
Host: Mark Owens, LCSW
"This group is open to a wide variety of issues that are particular to men. It is a 4 month commitment with the same members meeting once a week. After the 4 months, members then can choose to continue, bow ..."
chronic pain group
Host: Anne D. Emmett, LCSW
"Learn and practice skills that will help you deal with pain more effectively and allow more enjoyment in your life. Group is based on the work of Jon Kabat -Zinn and others. 8 week closed group , limited to 6 ..."
Weaving Your Healing, Telling Your Tale
Host: Katharyn Waterfield, MA
"Using the techniques and awareness of narrative therapy, we weave new healing and meaning through a gentle dance with one or more of your formative memories. Is there a memory that holds a meaning of your brokenness? When you think ..."
Supervision support group
Host: Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, PhD, LMFT, LPC
"I am trained as a Counseling Psychologist with a specialty in family therapy and I have been teaching and supervising clinical training in counseling and family therapy since 2000 as full time faculty at various universities in the country including ..."
Managing Chronic Pain
Host: Steve O'Sullivan, LPC, NCC, CADCI
"Are you struggling with chronic pain? Are you ready to make changes? Learn about the importance of mind-body connection, holistic treatment approaches, relaxation techniques, reducing pain fare-ups, improving daily activities, and enhancing communication skills with family, friends and treatment providers. ..."
Co-Ed Interpersonal Process Group
Host: Brad Larsen Sanchez, PsyD
"A Portland based co-ed interpersonal process group run by Dr. Brad Larsen & Dr. Meghann Case on Tuesdays from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. An opportunity to explore the myriad components of interpersonal relationships in the dynamic context of an ..."
Love and Relationship Addicts Group
Host: Kerry Cohen, MA
"Different from a 12 step group, this therapy group is for people who struggle with love addiction, "loose girl" issues, and compulsive behaviors around relationships. Day and time TBA once enough people are signed up. "
Equine Assisted DBT Group
Host: Emily Nemeth, LPC, CADC-I, R-DMT
"This group is currently starting a waitlist for the Fall. It will be an 8-week group in September/October. This group is for people who have had some experience/introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills. We will be reviewing key DBT skills ..."
"Fly into the darkness" Adult OCD Group
Host: NW Anxiety Institute, LLC
"This group integrates evidenced-based, cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) to help you: *Understand OCD * Learn effective ways to challenge OCD *Share your story with other sufferers of OCD * Receive & give support "
The Dance of Mindfulness
Host: Yael Schweitzer, LCSW, MSW, BC-DMT
"Saturday, November 8th 2014. Expand and enrich mindfulness practice by adding movement expression to this unique awareness of body and mind. Through study of Creative Pause - an alert and mindful stillness in between movement impulses - you connect with ..."
Letting Go of Problematic Anxiety
Host: Jeff Kenneth Ortman, MS, CACD, I, LMHC
"Many people have difficulty attending a long term group and prefer to limit their involvement in groups. If you have difficulty with anxiety but are reluctant to join a group, this could be your group, one that emphasizes group education ..."
Dream Interpretation Group
Host: David M Martin, MA, MATS, LPC
"This group delves into the mysteries of dreams. Members will learn tools to help gain insight to understanding the messages and meanings in their dreams as well as for living with and enhancing dream symbol effectiveness in their lives. Members ..."
Positive Brain Injury Support Group (PBISG)
Host: Nancy Irey Holmes, LLC, PsyD, CBIS
"The 'PBISG' is a unique group that focuses on positive aspects of one's life despite the changes that have occurred after having suffered an acquired brain injury. This is not just a group offering support, but an active small community ..."
Pain Management Support and Skills training group.
Host: Alicia Ankenman, LPC, CADC
"People with chronic pain often find themselves feeling alone and isolated with their pain. This group provides emotional and peer support for those who are suffering. This group also offers skills training to help manage pain more effectively and reduce ..."
Portland Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Portland counseling groups, Portland support groups, Portland mutual support groups or peer support groups, self help groups, stress coping groups, workshops and mental health groups. They are moderated by a professional group counselor, group therapist or group psychologist and generally focus on a specific issue or client profile (e.g. men or women etc).
Before joining a Portland support group, first see if the issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in Portland to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Portland group?
In a professionally operated support group in Portland, members provide each other with various types of help for a particular shared issue. The help takes the form of relating personal experiences and listening to and accepting others' experiences. Portland group members may also provide a sympathetic understanding and a social network.
Group Therapists or group counselors lead or facilitate the group and provide group counseling in Portland. They are sometimes specifically trained in group dynamics and the understanding of small group processes. So 'interpersonal learning', which can involve unfiltered feedback and confrontation between group members (and can be threatening) is safely moderated by the group therapist or group counselor in Portland.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?