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Therapy Groups in Portland
Host: Dolores Maggiore, LCSW
"Understand the anxiety and depression experienced by many adoptees in their adult years.Get to the root of feeling of worthlessness and dire fear of rejection.Make peace with the anxious attempt to perfect yourself so no one again would want/be able ..."
Opportunity for Healing from Micro-aggressions
Host: Tori Lopez, CSWA, MSW, QMHP
"In this group we explore the impact of micro-aggressions on our mental health, health and overall wellness. Designed to move past what it is and what can we do to address the issues it causes. Micro-aggressions have been shown to ..."
Love addiction group
Host: Caroline Gearing, MA, LMFT
"Learn how to deal with a love addiction beginning today. Break out of a long term pattern where you consistently find yourself stuck in a painful relationship that does not serve your best interests, and/or you are experiencing exploitation and ..."
Process Group: Find Yourself Through Relationship
Host: Amelia Morgan-Rothschild, MA, LPCi
"I am starting a Process Group that will meet weekly in NW Portland starting in April. This will be a therapeutic group where you can explore and learn about yourself through relationship with others in the moment. Group will be ..."
Host: Larry Venaska, LCSW
"Next group forming soon. Anyone who is struggling with addictive behaviors of any kind, relationship struggles or inability to break out of patterns could be a great fit for this group. The focus varies as the group desires and needs. ..."
Write to Be Well
Host: Casselle LaTourette
"This group uses writing as our primary source of change. Through therapeutic prompts we explore the internal and external barriers to wellness in our lives. Together we share our work and discoveries as we unfold what is getting in our ..."
Certified Alcohol and Drug Group Supervision
Host: Amy Quaring, LPC, CADCIII
"This is a group for those seeking to obtain their certification in drug and alcohol counseling (CADC I). I also offer supervision on an individual basis. "
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 ..."
Being Men: An Exploration of Self & Relationships
Host: Brad Larsen, PsyD
"A Portland based men's group run by Dr. Banjo Weymouth and Dr. Brad Larsen on Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. An opportunity to explore the myriad components of male identity in the dynamic context of an ongoing interpersonal ..."
Brain Yoga: Mental Skills for Stress Replacement
Host: Siri Hoogen, PhD
"Stress relief is not enough! Nature abhors a vacuum and, it turns out, so does stress. Brain Yoga is a mental skills workshop to teach you how to replace stress--not just relieve it--with the mental state you want. You will ..."
Life Skills Group
Host: Betsy Trumbull, LCSW
"Life Skills Group is a 10 week group for individuals who would like to improve their quality of life through learning skills that address: Low self-esteem and lack of confidence; mild to moderate problems with depression and anxiety; behavior problems ..."
Portland Adult Social Skills 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, ..."
Host: Holistic Portland
"Recovering intuition is an 8-week women's group focusing on exploring and uncovering one's intuition. Using myth, story, goddess work and a variety of spiritual and cultural traditions we uncover the sacredness of our own intuitive knowing and put it into ..."
Parents and Caregivers of Sexually Abused Children
Host: Molly McDavitt, ATR, LPC
"This group is for parents and caregivers who are parenting a child who has been sexually abused and who have not abused their children. Using art and talk therapy we will build a support network, learn how to support a ..."
Clinical Consultation for Therapists
Host: Lisa A Schimmel, PhD
"Consultation for therapists (social work, psychology, psychiatry, counseling, marriage & family) wanting a private, supportive environment, with an experienced clinician, to review cases, explore counter-transference, professional issues & enhance clinical self. Building group of 6 members. Individual consultation available as ..."
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Host: Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center, LLC
"This is a 16 week state of the art exposure and response prevention treatment group for OCD. We have gathered data on the effectiveness of our OCD group and have shown that people get better. Very popular group. "
Co-Ed Interpersonal Process Group
Host: Brad Larsen, 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 ..."
You Don't Have to be a Sexy Tiger!
Host: Julie Jeske, MS, LPC, NCC
"Discover YOUR Sexual Self! This is an 10-week group for women who are tired of trying to fit someone else's idea of sexy and ready to learn who YOU are sexually. In addition to talking and sharing in a group setting, there ..."
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 ..."
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?