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Therapy Groups in Portland
Women's Anxiety Support Group
Host: Susan Bettis Smith, MS, LPC, LCP
"Social anxiety and its more general anxiety cousins can zap energy and self-worth right out of a woman - leaving her unsure of who she is and how she fits into the world around her. Many women report increasing shame ..."
Mindfulness for Self-Acceptance/ Stress Reduction
Host: Authentic Life Counseling, LLC
"This group teaches basic Vipassana Mindfulness to help clients experience emotional balance and well-being and to increase their awareness of, and compassion for, self and others. Clients learn to notice how they respond defensively, automatically, and unconsciously to avoid or ..."
Host: Joseph Paul Panza, LPC, CADC, II, SAP
"Group consists of LPC supervision for up to five supervisee's. Group is held monthly and is1.5 hours in duration. Also includes monthly individual supervision sessions as required by the OPBLCT "
Women Supporting Women
Host: Jessie Barr Harris, MA, LPC
"Now forming: This long-term, process-oriented support group is designed for women working through mental health issues including life transitions, addiction, depression and anxiety. It is not necessary for participants to be currently enrolled in individual therapy but they should have ..."
Adult Fall 2014 Social Group (ages 19-32)
Host: Michael Brooke, PsyD
"Are you a young adult struggling to fit in and make friends? Are your social struggles making it difficult to secure a job? This group is designed for young adults (age 19-32) who are socially awkward, have ADHD, Asperger's disorder, ..."
Archetypes of Childhood: Men's Group
Host: David M Martin, MA, MATS, LPC
"This group is based on Moore and Gillette's book, "Warrior, King, Magician, Lover" (1992). Members will explore the archetypes of male childhood: The Divine Child, The Hero, The Precocious Child and the Oedipal Child. Through a mixture of readings, discussions, ..."
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 ..."
Mindfulness & Self Compassion Training
Host: Celedra Gildea, PhD, LPC, LMFT
"MSC brings together the skill of mindfulness and practice of self-compassion. Mindfulness helps quiet our inner critic, often the cause of depression, anxiety and suffering, allowing us to open to our thoughts and feelings as they arise, without judgment or ..."
Domestic Violence Support Group
Host: Jessica Tolleson, MA, LPCi
"Have you experienced physical, emotional, or psychological abuse within your relationship? Do you feel isolated? The effects of domestic violence can be devastating and result in feelings of anxiety, sadness, grief, and guilt. This therapist led support group provides a ..."
Touched by Adoption- for Adults adopted as Childre
Host: Laney Kibel, LCSW
"This group is for men and women: * Who were adopted * Who may not have started the "search" * Are considering a search * Those who have been through their search for parents and birth families * Those who ..."
Women Who Run with the Wolves
Host: Sharon Elwood, MA, LPC
"This group is no longer gathering. If, however, the book is of interest to you feel free to call or email me and we can discuss how to incorporate the material into individual psychotherapy. "
My Changing Family: A Divorce group for kids
Host: Lanette Ambers, LCSW
"My Changing Family is a group to help children ages 6 to 10 improve their coping skills concerning divorce/separation in their family. The group will use art, stories, role plays, worksheets and discussion. This group will help children: Identify and ..."
Art of Being You- Experiential Women's Group.
Host: Robin Friedman, LCSW
"In times of change or transition we may feel lost or "floaty", and may long to be in greater alignment with our essential self. This is a safe and encouraging space where you will get to discover and experience what ..."
Emotional Education and Support
Host: Tracy Bryce Farmer, LCSW, MFA, CADC
"Participate in this affordable group: Emotional Education and Support. Join your peers in a dynamic forum where you will receive support from peers and have a chance to practice relationship skills that will enhance your life. Groups provide encouragement and ..."
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 ..."
Host: Jessica Tolleson, MA, LPCi
"Building and maintaining a healthy relationship with friends, family and spouses can be difficult. At Pathways Therapy Services we are offering an ongoing therapy group for individuals with relationship concerns. This group includes relationship support, education and coping skills. Weekly ..."
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?