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Therapy Groups in Portland
Live Your Best Life in 2011
Host: Julie Jeske, MS, LPC, NCC
"Are you tired of making resolutions that don't stick? Are you exhausted from taking care of everyone but yourself? Are you ready to focus on yourself and live your best life? This is an 8-week group for women you are ..."
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 ..."
Single Moms Suport Group
Host: Jennifer Moore, MA, LPCi, QMHP
"This is a therapist led support group to provide space for single mother's to utilize each other for validation, empathy and knowledge. Our goal is to provide a place of empowerment for women utilizing coping tools, relaxation skills, emotional regulation ..."
Reclaiming Your Real Self Through Art
Host: Kerri Anderson-Linde, MS, LPC
"This process group utilizes creativity as a means of accessing your unique knowledge of self. No previous artistic experience necessary. This group lasts 6-8 weeks and is a closed group (no members added after the first session) in order to ..."
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 ..."
Counseling Based Yoga for 10-15 year olds
Host: Danelle L Chapman, LPC, NCC
"Ages 10-15 are known as the roller coaster years, especially when it comes to emotions. Through the Yoga CalmŪ Principles of Stillness, Strength, Listening, Grounding, and Community, in this yoga class young people will learn how to slow down, get ..."
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. "
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Host: Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center
"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. "
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
Host: Joe Rhinewine, PhD
"This four-week class is perfect for absolute beginners, or a wonderful refresher, even if you have a longstanding mindfulness meditation practice. We will explore many tools of mindfulness including sitting meditation and application to everyday life. We draw upon current ..."
Gather Together: A Lesbian Grief Group
Host: Sheila Somers, LPC, NCC
"A four week group for those grieving a loved one (spouse, partner, child, sibling, relative, friend). Join with other lesbians in a safe environment to receive support and share your story about your loved one. Learn coping tools and a ..."
Connections for Women Over 40
Host: Tiffany Kettermann, MA, LPCi, CDPT
"A weekly support group for women over 40 discussing issues unique to this stage of life. Building friendships and supporting one another in relationship issues, self esteem, healing, and more. "
Mindfulness In Everyday Life
Host: Diane C Steinbrecher, LCSW, CHT, MSWAC
"Mindfulness is an age-old practice to alleviate human suffering. Current research shows its usefulness in our lives by alleviating stress, anxiety, fear, and thinking patterns that are critical and judging. Mindfulness In Everyday Life is an ongoing group that cultivates ..."
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: Ime Kerlee, MA, PhD, (WGS)
"Women's expressive arts group. Come prepared to do some body movement or mindfulness, talk candidly about healing from trauma and making new meaning with other women, and make small art pieces that expresses your wellness journey "
Intro to Emotional Education and Support
Host: Tracy Bryce Farmer, LCSW, MFA, CADC
"Participate in this affordable group: Intro to 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 ..."
Hope After Crazy Making: partners of sex addicts
Host: Marie Cacao, LMFT, CADCI
"Does your partner have a Sexual Addiction or Sexual Compulsion? If you feel overwhelmed, ashamed, fearful, angry, or confused how to respond, this could be the group for you. Partners of sex addicts deal with unique dynamics to that of ..."
Your Group! TAKING Requests for a support group
Host: Stephane H. Cohen - Psychotherapist And Life Coach, MA
"I am interested in starting a group for the community. What are you looking for in a group? What type of group would you like to see? (i.e. a support group, a process group, a sharing group, etc...). A specific ..."
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?