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Therapy Groups in Seattle
First Year Home
Host: Laura Stone, LMHC
"This is an education and support group for parents and their newly adopted infants and young children. Parents will learn about the flow of child development. We will problem-solve issues related to sleep, eating, sharing, toileting, etc. There will be ..."
Host: Lynn Buell, LICSW, MSSW
"This is a psychotherapy group for women dealing with life's challenges and changes who want to enhance their ability to reach their goals. An interview is required prior to joining the group. Group size is limited. "
Body Positivity Group
Host: Jennifer Creson, MA, LMHCA
"The accepted norm for body shape, size, color, age, and ability is a very narrow band in the spectrum of human existence. Because we can't measure up, we often feel isolated from those around us, and are driven to hate ..."
survivors of suicide: family/friend support group
Host: Meg Kelly, MA, LMHC
"Survivors of Suicide is a group meant to provide a supportive setting for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. The process of grieving a loss to suicide is unique and coming together with others who have experienced ..."
Grief and Loss Workshop - October 25th
Host: Kaelyn Langer Mendonca, PhD, LMHCa
"Are you mourning the loss of a loved one, pet, or time in your life? In this workshop, you will create an altar to honor someone, or something, that you have lost. We will be using cigar boxes, found objects, ..."
Living with Grief & Loss
Host: Heather Abbott, MA, LMHCA
"Grief is unbearable when you are in it alone. Support, care, and a place where grief is normal rather than terrifying is what this group offers. Specifically because the holidays can be so very difficult this group will meet November, ..."
Life Strategies Series: Groups for ADHD Adults
Host: Don Baker, MA, LMHC
"Every Life Strategies Group is a learning (and working) experience. Together we explore the latest research findings about the ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Readings and discussions are focused to help each group member more fully understand their ADHD diagnosis. In ..."
Monthly Process Group
Host: Aylee Welch, LICSW
"A combination of exercise and process work, group is a wonderful space to explore our ability to risk and be open to others. Exercises energize and open our physical system, a playful way to explore attitudes and feeling states and ..."
The Daring Way™ - 8 week group
Host: Connie Curlett, MA, LMHC, CPCC
"The group focuses on identifying what holds us back in our lives and how to develop the skill set needed to live a more courageous and connected life. The material is based on the life work of Dr. Brené Brown ..."
Adult Children of Parents with Mental Illness
Host: Doreen Gaffney, MA, LMHCA
"Personal Exploration/Process Group for adults who grew up with a mentally ill parent, There are many feelings and concerns you may have about who you are and why you feel or behave how you do. Group therapy is a powerful ..."
Couples Therapy Consultation Group
Host: Susan Nelson, MA, LMHC
"Couples work is a significant part of my practice and I have trained extensively in this area. I provide a twice monthly consultation group for experienced therapists who want to further hone and support their couples work. We explore and ..."
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 ..."
Host: Aresu Kehlhofer, MA, LMFT
"This group is for ex patriots. Women who either were born in another country or were raised by parents from another country. It is known that transitions are much harder for this group, because it triggers the multiple losses they ..."
Host: Ashley Callahan, MS, LMFTA
"Education and process group designed to educate members on mindfulness practices and integrate these techniques into their every day lives. Mindfulness is an evidence based approach. "
Alcohol/Drug Recovery Support
Host: Michael A Galloway, MA, LMHC, LMFT
"Adult men and women identify personal strategies for sobriety and recovery and create a safe place for giving and receiving support. While we respect 12-step approaches, we are interested in helping those who are looking for an alternative to 12 ..."
Partner Support Group
Host: Shepherd'S Counseling Services, LMHC
"Do you ask yourself, "But what about me?" Do you wonder if you'll ever make love again? Is it difficult to listen to your partner's story of abuse? Do you wonder how other's handle these issues? The Partner Support group ..."
Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy Certification
Host: Aylee Welch, LICSW
"For therapists who want to specialize, we are training program for therapists and those who work with others. We incorporate the work of Wilhelm Reich and Core Energetics with contemporary therapies and indigenous practices. Students of SSBP gain a strong ..."
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?