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Therapy Groups in Portland
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. "
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. "
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 ..."
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. "
ADHD Parent Support Group
Host: Karen Debolt, MA, LPC
"Free group for parents, caregivers, teachers and anyone else with a child who is affected by ADHD. Meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at St. Vincents Hospital Room 20/22. No need to RSVP but call ..."
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Host: Denise Gour, LCSW
"This is not a therapy group. It is a secular introduction to using meditation and mindfulness to reduce stress. Participants experience significant improvements in emotional and physical health. You'll learn practical, user-friendly skills to deepen relaxation and approach stressful situations ..."
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 ..."
Women Supporting Women
Host: Jessie Barr Harris, MA, LPC
"This support group is designed for women working through general issues including life transitions, addiction, depression and anxiety. Together we create a community that is supportive, compassionate and thoughtful. It is not necessary to be currently enrolled in individual counseling ..."
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 ..."
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. "
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 ..."
Co-Ed Interpersonal Process Group
Host: Meghann Case, PsyD
"A 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 components of interpersonal relationships in the dynamic context of a therapy group. Three month ..."
Women Supporting Women
Host: Pacific Premier Group, PC
"This long-term, process-oriented support group is designed for women working through mental health issues including life transitions, recovery from drugs and alcohol, depression and anxiety. It is not necessary for participants to be currently enrolled in individual therapy, but they ..."
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 ..."
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 ..."
Women's Mid-Life Divorce Group (6 sessions)
Host: Susan Bettis Smith, MS, LCP, LPC
"With Suzy Brown's engaging book, we'll address the tasks of this daunting, exhilarating transformation. Starting with getting up in the morning and designing new routines, we'll move through the steps of coping with loss/betrayal and learning to trust again (others ..."
Women Who Run with the Wolves
Host: Sharon Elwood, MA, LPC
"This group is no longer gathering. If, however, the book is of interest to you feel free to call or email me and we can discuss how to incorporate the material into individual psychotherapy. "
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 ..."
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?