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Therapy Groups in Portland
Host: Kimberly Filla, LCSW
"Psycho-educational process group for teen girls aged 13-17. Participants will improve emotion management and coping skills in a supportive group environment. Cognitive-behavioral interventions with creative expression through art used to develop personal skills tool-kit. Weekly groups will build on one ..."
Can You Afford Not to Doubt
Host: Steven Shaps, MFT, Wa, ca, Or-Coun
"What is the cost for Judging one's own doubt. Doubt another word for uncertainty is neither bad or good. Learn to distinguish the messages and red flags that your unconscious. August 10, 2013.... 2:00 Pm-5:00 P.M. "
Single Parenting Support for Women
Host: Kerri Anderson-Linde, MS, LPC
"This group provides therapeutic support for women who are raising children alone. Possible topics for the group include but are not limited to relationships, non-traditional families and blending families. "
Support for Partners of Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Host: Louise Gordon, MA, LPC
"The goal of this group is to provide information and support for the partners of survivors. We will explore the effects of sexual abuse, talk about experiences, and learn skills to help yourself and your partner on their journey of ..."
chronic pain group
Host: Anne D. Emmett, LCSW
"Learn and practice skills that will help you deal with pain more effectively and allow more enjoyment in your life. Group is based on the work of Jon Kabat -Zinn and others. 8 week closed group , limited to 6 ..."
Letting Go of Problematic Anxiety
Host: Jeff Kenneth Ortman, MS, CACD, I, LMHC
"Many people have difficulty attending a long term group and prefer to limit their involvement in groups. If you have difficulty with anxiety but are reluctant to join a group, this could be your group, one that emphasizes group education ..."
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 ..."
Connect with Heart: Women's Process Group
Host: Heather Schwartz, PsyD
"Are you a seeking to connect with depth? This warm and supportive group will offer you a chance to share and grow through connection while helping you truly find your voice and listen to your heart. Group will be ongoing. ..."
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 ..."
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. "
Groups for Survivors of Sexual & Emotional Abuse
Host: Deborah Lyda High, MA, LMFT
"A support group that helps you heal from the affects of your abuse. The goal of the group is to allow each participant the opportunity to share their story and receive feedback and support only if they wish. The format ..."
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, ..."
Equine Assisted DBT Group
Host: Emily Nemeth, LPC, CADC-I, R-DMT
"This group is currently starting a waitlist for the Fall. It will be an 8-week group in September/October. This group is for people who have had some experience/introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills. We will be reviewing key DBT skills ..."
Managing Chronic Pain
Host: Steve O'Sullivan, LPC, NCC, CADCI
"Are you struggling with chronic pain? Are you ready to make changes? Learn about the importance of mind-body connection, holistic treatment approaches, relaxation techniques, reducing pain fare-ups, improving daily activities, and enhancing communication skills with family, friends and treatment providers. ..."
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 ..."
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 ..."
Teen Girls' Sexual Safety and Body Image Group
Host: Elizabeth Fisher, MA, LMFT, PhD
"This group focuses on empowering teen girls to make safe and responsible decisions regarding their sexuality. Enhancing our relationship to our bodies and eating disorders are also addressed. "
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. "
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?