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Therapy Groups in Portland
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 ..."
Sex Positive Parenting
Host: Elizabeth Price, MA, QMHP
"We didn't let them learn to cross the street on their own. Don't let them navigate their sexuality alone. Come explore your values around sex and what you would like to share with your young person. Gain the skills you ..."
The Art of Grief
Host: Jennifer B Wohl, MA, LPC
"An expressive arts group for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants will have the opportunity to give form on the outside to the grief they are feeling on the inside -- no previous writing or art experience ..."
Panic Disorder and Agorphobia
Host: Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center, LLC
"This group focuses on teaching clients how to better manage Panic/Agoraphobia from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective. The group leaders each have over 30 years experience treating Panic/Agoraphobia "
Lesbian Couples Enhancement Groups
Host: Dolores Maggiore, LCSW
"An 8-session psycho-educational group based on Sue Johnson's program and book Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love - Fine tune your relationship skills for a lasting, committed lesbian relationship co-led by trained (by Sue Johnson) lesbian ..."
Holding onto Me while being a We
Host: Francesca Dodson, MS, NCC, LPC-I
"This group for women explores: *How to maintain a sense of self while connecting with others *Relationship Dynamics *Areas we take care of others, neglecting ourselves *Finding balance and your personal voice Relationships can be with partners, children, family members, ..."
Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Art
Host: Tori Lopez, CSWA, MSW, QMHP
"In this group you will work through DBT workbook and use art as a form of processing the material. I find with art there is no right or wrong and it can be an excellent way to express your emotions, ..."
ACT on Life: Stop Struggling and Start Living
Host: Jason Luoma, PhD
"This 9 week course gives people a chance to learn skills to help them learn to live their lives more effectively. When we get caught in struggles with difficult thoughts and feelings, we tend to lose contact with what's important ..."
Stress Relief and Self-care
Host: Francesca Dodson, MS, NCC, LPC-I
"This group will help you identify simple, realistic and achievable ways to relax and find pleasure within your busy schedule. Please call to find out the dates of this 3 week group and to reserve a space. "
Host: Shari Davison, MA, LMFTI
"Wouldn't you like to raise self-sufficient, responsible children without resorting to anger and threats? Do you have the same battles over and over? Do you feel as if other parents have the answers and you are just getting by day ..."
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 ..."
New Mom Support Group
Host: Amy Quaring, LPC, CADCIII
"This group offers a chance to connect with other new moms who may also be dealing with similar challenges and issues. Some of the specific topics and issues that often come up and are addressed in our new mom support ..."
DBT-based skills group
Host: Emily Nemeth, LPC, CADC-I, R-DMT
"This group gives an overview of mindfulness practice and basic emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. The group is not for people with borderline personality disorder, but is excellent for people who struggle with emotional intensity or relational difficulties. ..."
DBT Skills Training Group
Host: J Workman-Purvine, LCSW
"One of the unique features of DBT is the teaching of skills to help improve a persons overall effectiveness in dealing with difficult emotions and situations. DBT skills fall into four categories of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress ..."
Support for Partners of Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Host: Louise Gordon, MA, LPC
"The goal of this group is to provide information and support for the partners of survivors. We will explore the effects of sexual abuse, talk about experiences, and learn skills to help yourself and your partner on their journey of ..."
Can You Afford Not to Doubt
Host: Steven Shaps, MFT, Wa, ca, Or-Coun
"What is the cost for Judging one's own doubt. Doubt another word for uncertainty is neither bad or good. Learn to distinguish the messages and red flags that your unconscious. August 10, 2013.... 2:00 Pm-5:00 P.M. "
Healthy Habits Healthy Lives
Host: Megan Elizabeth Irving, MA
"This group will meet once a week beginning August 20, 2012. We will discuss healthy habits, how to make and keep them longterm. To join this group contact me via email at contact@brilliantlightthe rapy.com. "
Heal Your PTSD
Host: Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW, RYT
"This 8 week class will give you tips, techniques, education and exercises to help manage and even overcome your PTSD or traumatic stress. Based on my book, The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD From the Inside Out you will learn ..."
Implementing Mindfulness in Therapy
Host: Yael Schweitzer, LCSW, MSW, BC-DMT
"Mindfulness has become a popular therapy approach in recent years, and there is a growing need for knowledge and training in mindfulness practice. The workshop offers an overview of the principles and practices of mindfulness that are based on Buddhist ..."
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?