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Therapy Groups in Portland
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 ..."
Grief and Loss
Host: Jessica Tolleson, MA, LPCi
"When you lose someone or something you care deeply for, it can be painful. Emotional suffering is a common and natural reaction to loss. While grieving over the death of a loved one is most common, any type of loss ..."
Grief and Loss group
Host: Laurie Bloomquist, MA, LPC
"This is an 12 week group focused on providing peer support for individuals who have experienced a death or loss. Participants will have opportunity to share in a safe and non judgmental environment, and will be encouraged to grieve in ..."
Dreams Can Help Us: A Dreamer's Group
Host: Carol Walnum Jungian Analyst, MA, MBA, LPC
"4 - 6 dreamers meet weekly for two hours regularly in the evening for eight weeks. Trust and safety are built, Jungian introduction to dream work covered, dreams carefully explored, and insights shared. Interview required before joining. The work is ..."
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Host: Laura Martin, LCSW
"This is the 8-week class originated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, supported by 30 years of research. Participants learn various tools and practices to bring mindfulness into their daily lives, and an increased ability to live wholeheartedly, less reactively, and with increased ..."
Seasonal Dreamwork Group Series
Host: Walt Emery, Licensed Professional Counselor
"This group is limited to 6 participants to allow for a balance of individual experience with bearing witness to the experience of others. This group uses various exercises to honor each individuals vocation in the preparations, activities, and festivities involved ..."
Host: Allison Bonifay, MA, LPC
"If you are looking for a place where you can join others who are experiencing frustration and exhaustion with having too much stuff, you will be welcomed here. In this group, we support one another through challenging steps to create ..."
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. ..."
From Trance to Intention
Host: Christopher R Boothby, MS, NCC, LPCi
"Addressing Addictive and/or distracting thoughts and behaviors Do you identify with any of the following? * Losing hours to Social Networking * Escaping to Internet Pornography * Working extra hours and missing loved ones * Eating to self-soothe * Bouncing from relationship to relationship A WEEKLY PROCESS ..."
Adolescent Anxiety Group
Host: Jennifer Linnman, MSW, LCSW
"High school age students (no gender requirement) dealing with anxiety and subsequent depression who need to talk to other's their age having similar experiences. Relationship building will be facilitated, social skills taught and practiced, techniques to relieve anxiety will be ..."
Mindful 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 ..."
Comfortable With Assertiveness group
Host: Slavica Kojadinovic, LCSW, MSW
"This is both a skill-building and a process group in which members learn and practice within the group how to: assertively and effectively express your needs, wants, and perspectives; realize emotional freedom at work and in relationships; develop skills about ..."
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 ..."
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 ..."
Behavioral Change Group
Host: Heidi Jolson, LPC, CADC-I, NCC
"This 90-minute weekly group assists clients with identifying specific behaviors, emotions and thoughts needing change. Participants identify their current stage of change, and use a model for analyzing behavior with the support of other participants for identifying useful and effective ..."
Adult Spring 2014 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: Will Hall, MA, DiplPW
"Portland Hearing Voices is a community group to promote mental diversity. We create public education, discussion groups, training, and community support related to hearing voices, seeing visions, and having unusual beliefs and sensory experiences often labeled as psychosis, bipolar, mania, ..."
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?