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Therapy Groups in Seattle
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 ..."
West Seattle Brain Injury Support Group
Host: Laurel Fullington, MA, LMHCA
"Monthly support group for individuals with traumatic or acquired brain injuries. You are not alone. Social activities. Free. Sponsored by Brain Injury Association of Washington "
Host: Kenneth Burr, MA, LMFT
"This is a new men's group that begins in January 6th, 2010. This group will be process oriented, meaning whatever a man brings to the group is what we will work on together, including support, divorce recovery, life goals and ..."
Art-Based Grief Group
Host: Meg Kelly, MA, LMHC
"Death is a universal reality, at some point in our lives we will all encounter a major loss. Grief is a difficult process to go through no matter how prepared you may be. This group is open to those who ..."
Women's Supportive Therapy Group (Midlife)
Host: Ellen M. Rugg, MA, MSW, LICSW
"This small, interactive supportive therapy group offers an opportunity to experience the wisdom, caring & camaraderie of other women. Women in this group are content in most areas of life, but want more rewarding relationships with themselves & others. This ..."
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. "
Seattle Healthy Mind
Host: Jeffrey Grant, MA, LMHC
"Offering children, adults and families client-centered psychotherapy that focuses on emotional honesty, effective communication and healing. Specializing in child/adolescent emotional and behavioral issues (anxiety, anger, grief, depression, oppositional-defiance), family treatment and gender identity concerns. "
Young Adult Multi-Issue Therapy Group
Host: Michael A Galloway, MA, LMHC, LMFT
"This young adult group is for 18 to 25 year olds, male and female, who have co-occurring issues such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety and other challenges adjusting to a successful launch into young adulthood; including challenges with work, school ..."
Host: Aresu Kehlhofer, MA, LMFT
"Dreams are the window to the unconscious. The symbols are one hand collective, on the other personal. They are pathfinders on the road of life.They can show us what to pay attention to.We will use art therapy as well as ..."
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 ..."
OCD support group in the Greenlake area
Host: Carol J Lundemo, MA, LMHC
"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. "
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. "
Daring Way(tm) Intensives and Ongoing Groups
Host: Lailey Jenkins, LICSW, ACSW
"These groups are offered regularly and are 10 sessions. They are offered both in Seattle and Bainbridge. In these groups we explore arenas you wish to work on and show up in with more courage, compassion, and connection. We explore ..."
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 ..."
Mothers Self-Care Group
Host: Liliana Sacarin, PsyD
"During each 6-session class we focus on skills and tools for the mothers to replenish their energies, their vitality and their well-being; Practicing exquisite self-care benefits the whole family and every single loved one! "
OCD Support Group
Host: David J Kosins, PhD
"Monthly Support Group for individuals involved in cognitive-behavioral treatment for OCD. Meeting approx. 10 years. Size: 3-8 members. Discounts available for attending multiple groups. "
Co-ed weekly therapy group
Host: John Skandalis, MA, LMHC
"This weekly psychodrama group is for individuals wanting a healthier relationship with themselves and others. We warm up each week and help the members explore their conflicts and fears, hopes and dreams. They are met with support, compassion and honest ..."
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. "
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?