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Therapy Groups in Seattle
Cultivating Mindful Awareness
Host: Laura Hirsh, PsyD
"In our current times, many of us go through the day or week without taking the time to check-in with our bodies or our underlying needs and feelings. This lack of connection with self and our environment keeps us moving ..."
Pregnancy Support Group
Host: Heather Wind, MSW, LICSW
"Starting in December, a facilitated group is being offered to provide a unique community of support to pregnant women. Whether this is your first child or you have been through several pregnancies before, this group is designed with you in ..."
Women and Trauma
Host: Brooke Kennaugh, LMHCA, CSAT
"Childhood trauma can lead to attachment disorders that predict future addictions. These addictions could be anything from codependency, alcohol and drug abuse, love addiction, sex addiction, or other compulsive behaviors. Our focus will be on trauma resolution, facing and replacing behaviors ..."
Women's Sexual Abuse Recovery Group
Host: Ellen M. Rugg, MA, MSW, LICSW
"Is childhood sexual abuse impacting your ability to enjoy life? This small, confidential, supportive women's therapy group is designed to help members decrease isolation, and to live more fully and contentedly in the present. This is an ongoing group; new ..."
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 ..."
DBT Skills Group
Host: Christina Harpster, 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. ABOUT DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is proven to ..."
Social Awareness and Confidence for Teens
Host: J. Leon Monroe, MSW, LSWAA
"Focus on building social confidence, initiating and maintaining conversations, making and keeping friends, handling arguments, sharing ideas, personality development, self-awareness, self-esteem. Orientation through use of Theory of Mind. Groups are small. Less than 3 individuals each. "
Adoptive Parent Survival Group
Host: Amy Barker, MA, LMHC
"Offered throughout the year, this group of Adoptive Parents meets for 6 weeks for support and psychoeducation surrounding parenting adopted and traumatized children. Some groups may choose to continue meeting after the initial 6 week program. Contact Amy for more information, ..."
Women's Identity/Stress Reduction/Self-awareness
Host: Kayla Helenske, MA, LMHCA
"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 depict a new perspective. You will create individual and group art focusing on identity, ..."
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 ..."
Social Awareness for Children
Host: J. Leon Monroe, MSW, LSWAA
"Focus on building social confidence, initiating and maintaining conversations, making and keeping friends, handling arguments, sharing ideas, personality development, self-awareness, self-esteem. Orientation through use of Theory of Mind. Groups are small. Less than 3 individuals each. Techniques include: Relationship Development ..."
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. "
Host: Justine Joslyn, MA
"Success Stories Change your story. Change your life. (tm) An empowering combination of information, hands-on learning and group support. Success Stories integrates highly effective methods from the human potential and coaching fields. Practice easy processes that eliminate self-defeating patterns and ..."
Breaking Free from Codependence
Host: ABLE Counseling Services, LLC
"Breaking Free from Codependence is a weekly psychoeducational group designed to help clients break free from the compulsive control of codependence. Participants are provided skills to assess their own patterns and characteristics; encouraged to utilize strategies that have proven effective ..."
Active Dream Group
Host: Aylee Welch, LICSW
"Active DreamPlay is a ongoing group that uses many creative modalities to explore and track our dreams on a regular basis. I don't use an analytical approach to dreams, rather I believe that our dream self is as much alive ..."
Step-Parent/Family Support Group
Host: Wai Wong-Miller, MA, LMHC
"Step-parenting and step-family situations can present challenges that lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, stuck, and lonely. This group will focus on providing emotional support, problem solving, coping skills, and resources to help you create a sustainable relationship with your ..."
Relationships with Selena and Tom
Host: Tom Buffington, LMHCA, NCC
"This is a group for persons who are struggling with challenges in their primary relationship or would like to build skills and self-awareness for improving the authenticity of any of their relationships. "
Ongoing Psychotherapy Group (Tuesday/Bellevue)
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 ..."
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 ..."
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?