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Therapy Groups in Seattle
Intimacy Building Workshop
Host: Shannon Solie, LMHCA, MA
"This four week long workshop will focus on creating, building, maintaining, and sustaining/re-building intimacy with another person. This workshop is open to all individuals regardless of gender, orientation, or partner status. Cost is $30/session or $100 for all four. Please ..."
Partners of Trans* Folk
Host: Jennifer Creson, MA, LMHCA
"This is a group I created to provide a space and create community for an often-invisible population: the intimate partners of trans* identified people. This group is designed to create a safe space for partners of trans* folk to: -find ..."
Making Meaning From Dreams
Host: James Ullrich, MA, LMHCA
"Sometimes we awake from a dream feeling perplexed, knowing intuitively that it was trying to tell us something, though in a language we cannot quite grasp. What do those dreams mean? What can they tell us? Sometimes they are random ..."
Quarterly Dream Class & Annual Retreat (CEUs)
Host: Janette Brown, MA, LMFT
"The quarterly class and annual retreats are for those wanting to process the meaning in dreams. 'DreamWise', the Experimental College class, meets quarterly; the women-only retreat, 'Nurturing the Intuitive', annually). See janettebrown.com/dream_th erapy.htm "
Separation and Divorce Support Group
Host: Connie Curlett
"A therapeutic group designed for people who are divorcing or divorced. Join with others who understand what you are going through. Come together to share sorrows, discover joys and gain support as you navigate the path ahead. The intention of ..."
Health At Every Size Support Group
Host: Angela Pham, MS, RD, CD, LMHCA
"This is a support group designed to provide a space for members to explore their relationship to their bodies using a health at every size approach. Size acceptance and body image are explored in a safe and confidential group. Members ..."
"Not currently running Integrated Relationships: Honest Relationships For Smart People. A 10 Week therapeutic group exploring modern love. Two therapists (Atta Dawahare of Union Therapy and Imei Hsu of Seattle Direct Counseling) guide twelve people through a therapy group targeting ..."
Host: Kayla Helenske, MA, LMHCA
"Topics included will be social skills, self-exploration, and self-expression of emotional needs and desires. Art as Therapy is using the creative process to gain self-awareness and insight into personal issues. Art is an effective way to discover solutions and visually ..."
Parents and Babies Support Group
Host: Christy Stewart, PsyD, LMHC
"This is an opportunity to come together with other parents of babies and toddlers to explore the important transition to parenthood. While relaxing in a baby friendly environment, meet other parents and learn about your child's social and emotional development. ..."
REAL Connections: Navigating the Seattle "Chill"
Host: Envision Counseling
"Feeling isolated, lonely? Do you want more fulfilling friendships? To find where you fit? REAL Connections is an interactive 8-session workshop designed to help you navigate Seattle's social landscape in a meaningful way. Begins: April 1st - May 27th, 2014. ..."
Host: Erika Baxter, MA, MDiv, LMHC
"If you are wanting to improve your dating skills, building friendships or improving your ability to be intimate, then this interactive Group will help you learn how others perceive you. This Group creates a safe environment to experiment with new ..."
Host: Kimberly Hollins, LCC, BA, MSW-IP
"Free group sessions. Let's share our insights and experiences about personal relationships and hardships along the way. Discover a variety of coping methods and honest reflections about things we can change within ourselves. Let's focus on all the things we ..."
Academic Support Group
Host: Brandy Parris, MA, LMHCA
"This group is for dissertators, adjuncts, untenured tenure-track faculty, and people who have left academia but are struggling with that choice or have some unfinished business with the academy. The emphasis is on creating a safe space to share frustrations, ..."
Between the Lines
Host: Laura Stone, LMHC
"This is an art therapy group for adopted girls age 9-12. Open to all girls from any type of adoption situation (domestic, international, foster-to-adopt, kinship, etc.) We will be engaging in structured group art exercises, therapeutic activities and open group ..."
Host: James Ullrich, MA, LMHCA
"et's face it, change is scary. And it's extremely stressful. It can trigger anxiety and depression. We as humans naturally resist change, but it's increasingly part of our modern existence. This group is for those facing a significant change in ..."
New Moms Group
Host: Katelin Morse, MSW, LICSW
"Starting in December, a facilitated discussion group is being offered to support new moms with babies 0-3 months of age. This group is designed to create a community that will provide support, suggestions, and validation during one of the most ..."
OCD support group in the Greenlake area
Host: Carol J Lundemo, MA, LMHCA
"I facilitate an OCD support group at my church. I am also one of the facilitators for the Seattle OCD support group meeting the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Swedish Hospital. "
Ongoing Psychotherapy Group (Thursday/Seattle)
Host: Karuna Poole, MN, ARNP
"Do you feel overwhelming sadness, anger or fear? Do you have trouble relating to friends, colleagues and family? Our groups provide the opportunity to work through issues from the past that are holding you back and to change the current ..."
Seattle Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Seattle counseling groups, Seattle support groups, Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Seattle group?
In a professionally operated support group in Seattle, 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. Seattle 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 Seattle. 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 Seattle.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?