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Therapy Groups in Seattle
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 ..."
Navigating the Chaotic Social World of Neurotypica
Host: Kristen Montague, PsyD, LMFT
"This group is for adults on the autism spectrum, and is focused on developing interpersonal and living skills that will improve quality of life. We will meet Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm starting August 28. "
A Place for Teens
Host: Kimberly Castelo, MS, LMFTA
"Is your teen struggling with self-harm, suicidal tendencies, or high risk behaviors? If so, it is essential for your teen to learn skills to replace those destructive behaviors with healthy ones. This 16 week group will aid in helping teens ..."
Passion, Purpose and Possibility for Women over 50
Host: Carole Milan Danis, LICSW, BCD
"This is a 4-session group for retired professional women over 50 who are feeling useless, bored and disconnected from themselves and others, after years of personal and professional care-taking. Through discovering their own passion, purpose, values and possibilities in the ..."
Host: Lynn Buell, LICSW, MSSW
"Supportive and educational groups for parents who want to learn how to help their children achieve their full potential. The groups will be divided into: infants and toddlers, children and adolescents. "
Psychodrama Training Group
Host: John Skandalis, MA, LMHC
"This training group in psychodrama is for professionals and other individuals who are interested in learning the psychodramatic technique as well as gain leadership skills for doing group psychotherapy work. The group meets quarterly on a weekend. Contact me for ..."
Host: Colleen Barrows, LMHC
"We are a group of counselors working in the Queen Anne area to provide support for individuals and families struggling with relational, anxiety and behavioral issues. We work with a wide range of clients, through all ages, and are a ..."
Clinical Supervision for Social Workers
Host: Joan Willemain, LICSW, CMHS
"6-8pm Wednesdays in West Seattle Dates: 3/5-4/9 Make-up group 4/16, 6-8 pm (no charge) Session 2: 6-8 pm Wednesdays in West Seattle Dates 4/23-5/28 Make up group 6/4 6-8 pm (no charge) $ 300 session "
Seattle Separation and Divorce Support Groups
Host: Alison Withey, MA, LMHC, CHT
"A therapeutic support group designed for people who are separated, divorcing or divorced. This group offers you a compassionate space to join with others who can understand what you are going through. Come share your sorrows and learn from others ..."
Men's Group for Sobriety and Mental Health
Host: Avalon Center
"The men's group will focus on learning about addiction and how to stay sober and clean. You will learn about those things that trigger you. You will learn skills to cope with the transitions to sober life and balanced mental ..."
Intimacy for Men and Women
Host: Mark Michael, PhD, CGP
""Here and now" focus on progressive emotional communication to surmount interpersonal barriers, facilitate personal growth, promote symptom relief. While focusing on intimacy this group treats depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. "
DBT Group for Adults
Host: Kimberly Castelo, MS, LMFTA
"When struggling with life, sometimes having a group where you can find tools to help you overcome is essential. You will find that with this group. Please contact me to find out more! "
Road to RecoverED
Host: Unbridled Counseling
"Road to RecoverED is a recovery-based support group designed to assist individuals as they begin living a life free of disordered eating and body image concerns. The emphasis is on combating the eating disorder mindset while adopting effective coping skills. "
Relational Process Group for Adults
Host: Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC
"Am I being understood? Am I too much or not enough? What is my impact on others? Why do I feel so disconnected? We'd like to invite you to a therapy group for men and women, which addresses and explores ..."
Birthmother Support Group
Host: Amy Barker, MA, LMHC
"This monthly group is designed to provide support, psychoeducation, and resources for birthmothers of children who are being (or have been) parented by adoptive parents, addressing issues such as grief and loss, birthfamily relationships/reunions, secrecy and shame, and other adoption ..."
Open Group One
Host: Jeffrey Serage, MA, LMHC
"My training in psychodrama, process and other group therapy methods allows for success in working with a wide range of issues. This group is not issue specific and serves both men and women. We make an effort to keep the ..."
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 ..."
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, ..."
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 ..."
Mental Health Professionals
Host: Mark Michael, PhD, CGP
""Here and now" focus on progressive emotional communication to surmount interpersonal barriers, facilitate personal growth, promote symptom relief. While focusing on intimacy this group treats depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. This group is a private psychotherapy and training group open ..."
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?