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Therapy Groups in Seattle
Women's Support Group- Transitioning with Support
Host: Ariana Rukeyser Counseling, LLC
"A group for women seeking support for issues around any life transition, including divorce, relationship difficulties, parenthood, retirement or career change, death of loved one, etc. For any woman looking to explore how their current difficulties are impacting their ability ..."
SMART Graduate Group
Host: Nancy E Cohen, PhD
"If you've taken the 10-session SMART group, you are invited to join a SMART Graduate Group! In each 2-hour Graduate Group meeting, we use the SMART techniques to address group members' current challenges and learn a new guided relaxation or ..."
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 ..."
Women's Dream Group / Monthly
Host: Janette Brown, MA, LMFT
"This is for women who currently record their dreams and want to process them with others. In addition to inspiring metaphor, and themes most women share in common, the group is an excellent way to share on an intimate level, ..."
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. "
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 ..."
Women's Process Therapy Group
Host: Ariana Rukeyser Counseling, LLC
"In this all-women's therapy group, members present with a variety of issues, including but not limited to: stress, relationship problems, pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, intimacy, parenting, depression, anxiety, addiction, past trauma, and issues related to eating and body image. "
Host: Dominique Walmsley, MA, LMHC
"Desire is the motivating force, which can often be seen as pleasure seeking, or something to be eradicated. Its function as a guide to meaningful living is discussed in this book group. "
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 "
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 ..."
RealConnection:Navigate Seattle's social landscape
Host: Laura Ahn, MA, LMHCA
"An 8-session interactive workshop to help you navigate Seattle's social landscape in a meaningful way. Tuesdays April 1 - May 27, 2014 (1 mid-session break TBD) 7 - 8:30PM @ 2100 Westlake Ave N, Seattle (South Lake Union). Cost: $360 ..."
Divorce Support Group for Women
Host: Ariana Rukeyser Counseling, LLC
"For women facing or recovering from the end of a long-term relationship or marriage. Find the support of other women, share your story, and be in the company of others attempting to heal from the same pain. With the support ..."
Host: Kayla Helenske, MA, LMHCA
"Transitioning Mothers is for those who are pregnant or are parents to a child under 1 year. Transitioning into motherhood can be a beautiful & overwhelming experience. A group can provide you with a community of others experiencing many of ..."
Social Skills Group
Host: Tamara Lynn Anderson, MEd, LMHC
"* learn positive interaction skills * identify & express a broad range of emotions * act cooperatively * engage in meaningful social activities * practice etiquette * appreciate unique qualities of self & others * grow & maintain friendships * discuss & support personal challenges * enjoy ..."
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 ..."
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 ..."
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. "
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?