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Therapy Groups in Portland
Host: Amy Quaring, LPC, CADCIII
"A 12-session psycho educational shame-resilience curriculum developed by Brene Brown. The group was developed to help professionals and clients recognize and understand, and develop shame resilience. Sessions cover how to define shame, resilience and empathy. In addition to learning about ..."
Portland Men's Group
Host: Jesse Johnson, MA, LPC
"An every other week group of committed men (5-8) looking to strengthen their connection, sense of purpose, and truth-speaking in the world. This group is experiential, present-centered, and offers a healthy balance of support, nurture, and challenge. Best for men ..."
The Daring Way(tm)
Host: Kirk Shepard, MA, LPC-Int, NCC, CDWF-Ca
"The Daring Way(tm) is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn to develop skills in shame resilience and begin a courage practice. transforms the ..."
Parent Support Group
Host: Paige Beard, LPC, MA
"Come join other parents of difficult to manage children. Share your experiences, strength and strategies for maintaining your own well being, as well as for managing the expectations of family and friends. Discover that you are not alone while connecting ..."
Host: Kerri Anderson-Linde, MS, LPC
"This group focuses on the primary source for struggle in our lives, relationships. Group will provide opportunity for both intrapersonal (within self) and interpersonal (with others) exploration and insight. This group has a maximum attendance of 8 members. "
Group Process Meditation
Host: Walt Emery, Licensed Professional Counselor
"Group process meditation is 6-12 people sitting together in a circle and discussing what comes up in relation to one another for 90 minutes. This is a very effective method to cultivate self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness. Through observing our thought ..."
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 ..."
Young Adults in the Real World
Host: Colleen Burke-Sivers, MA, LPC
"Young Adult Group meets once a week for ten weeks to give support and feedback to adults ages 22-32. Issues addressed include coming of age in a complex society, isolation, relationships, mood disorders, defining life direction, separating from parents, developing ..."
The Gifts of Fear. A workshop.
Host: Shelley Henle Sauer, MS, LPC
"Fear has something to offer us. Let's explore our fear and mine its riches. Clarify what our true fear is. Often we fear either failure or success. Ultimately what we fear is to be our true selves. Our real self ..."
Adolescent Anxiety Group
Host: Jennifer Linnman, LCSW, PhD
"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 ..."
Gender variant, genderqueer, & trans support
Host: Catherine Pivetti, LPC
"Identify effects of trauma combined with non-conforming gender, and learn strategies for coping with those effects. Share experiences and emotions, and receive support and validation from others while giving the same to them. LGBTQ-, kink-, vanilla-, and poly-affirming. "
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 ..."
Surviving and Thriving/ Therapy Support Group
Host: Alexandra Saperstein, LPC, LMFT, LLC
"This is a small, weekly therapy support group limited to six people. Group therapy can be an extraordinary space and opportunity to gain support, validation, and increase positive social connections with others. Please call for more information. "
Transforming Emotions: Food and Body Image
Host: Shelby Leigh, MA
"Saturday March 15, 2014. Pre-Registration Required. If you struggle with under-eating, over-eating, unhealthy self-esteem and a critical body image, this workshop is for you! Also, for those of you who struggle with the emotions that arise out of having to ..."
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Host: Laura Martin, LCSW
"MBCT is an 8-week class that was developed with great inspiration from MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). Depression researchers Segal, Williams, and Teasdale fused the mindfulness practices of MBSR with the tools of Cognitive Therapy. MBCT provides a way to develop ..."
Children's Divorce Recovery Group
Host: Nate Bagley, MA, LPC
"This is a twelve week group for children whose parents have seperated or divorced. It provides peer support, normalization, parent education, and play and art activities through which children can find resolution to fears, worries, anger, and confusion. This group ..."
Parenting Difficult Children
Host: Elizabeth Fisher, MA, LMFT, PhD
"This ongoing, open group is designed to support parents of children with affective and behavioral disorders. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, RAD, ODD, Bipolar Disorder, or another disorder creating disciplinary challenges, you are welcome to join this ..."
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?