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Therapy Groups in Portland
Grief and Loss
Host: Susan Kelsay, MA, MFT
"Each loss is different and "getting over" the loss is unique for each person and situation. I facilitate a grief support group at my office for adults who have lost a loved one. Grief work is hard, but I have ..."
Yours, Mine and Ours: Open Adoption Relationships
Host: Katie Woodward, LCSW
"This is a group for individuals or couples who have adopted a child through an open adoption. They are drop-in workshops and you're welcome to attend one or all of them. The dates and topics are as follows - April ..."
Clinical Consultation for Therapists
Host: Lisa A Schimmel, PhD
"Consultation for therapists (social work, psychology, psychiatry, counseling, marriage & family) wanting a private, supportive environment, with an experienced clinician, to review cases, explore counter-transference, professional issues & enhance clinical self. Building group of 6 members. Individual consultation available as ..."
Domestic Violence Support Group
Host: Jessica Tolleson, MA, LPCi
"Have you experienced physical, emotional, or psychological abuse within your relationship? Do you feel isolated? The effects of domestic violence can be devastating and result in feelings of anxiety, sadness, grief, and guilt. This therapist led support group provides a ..."
You Don't Have to be a Sexy Tiger!
Host: Julie Jeske, MS, LPC, NCC
"Discover YOUR Sexual Self! This is an 10-week group for women who are tired of trying to fit someone else's idea of sexy and ready to learn who YOU are sexually. In addition to talking and sharing in a group setting, there ..."
Life Skills Group
Host: Betsy Trumbull, LCSW
"Life Skills Group is a 12 week, skills-based group designed for adults who would like to feel better and more in control of their lives through learning skills that address: Problems with depression and anxiety, behavior problems such as avoidance, ..."
Host: Mark Owens, LCSW
"This group is open to a wide variety of issues that are particular to men. It is a 4 month commitment with the same members meeting once a week. After the 4 months, members then can choose to continue, bow ..."
Mindfulness for Self-Acceptance/ Stress Reduction
Host: Authentic Life Counseling, LLC
"This group teaches basic Vipassana Mindfulness to help clients experience emotional balance and well-being and to increase their awareness of, and compassion for, self and others. Clients learn to notice how they respond defensively, automatically, and unconsciously to avoid or ..."
Write to Be Well
Host: Casselle LaTourette
"This group uses writing as our primary source of change. Through therapeutic prompts we explore the internal and external barriers to wellness in our lives. Together we share our work and discoveries as we unfold what is getting in our ..."
Groups for Survivors of Sexual & Emotional Abuse
Host: Deborah Lyda High, MA, LMFT
"A support group that helps you heal from the affects of your abuse. The goal of the group is to allow each participant the opportunity to share their story and receive feedback and support only if they wish. The format ..."
Horses & Happiness
Host: Integrative Trauma Treatment Center
"A small group experience for survivors of trauma that works in adjunct with your current therapy goals. What can it help with? * Horses feel what we feel, which helps identify & regulate our own emotions. * Shift the relationship ..."
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Host: Laura Martin, LCSW
"This is the 8-week class originated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, supported by 30 years of research. Participants learn various tools and practices to bring mindfulness into their daily lives, and an increased ability to live wholeheartedly, less reactively, and with increased ..."
Life Goes On
Host: Myra Sicilia, MS, NCC, LPCi
"This is a group for individuals who are either in the middle of getting a divorce or have been divorce. Transitions happen all the time and sometimes we just need a little help to get through these difficult times. "
Single Parenting Support for Women
Host: Kerri Anderson-Linde, MS, LPC
"This group provides therapeutic support for women who are raising children alone. Possible topics for the group include but are not limited to relationships, non-traditional families and blending families. "
MINDFULNESS FOR KIDS
Host: Carly M Henderson, MA, LPC
"This is a Summer Counseling Camp for children between 7 and 14 y/o. The camp runs Monday through Friday, July 14-18, 2014. The focus of the group is to help children develop emotional stability and social tolerance. Mindfulness is increasingly ..."
Host: Shari Davison, MA, LMFTI
"Wouldn't you like to raise self-sufficient, responsible children without resorting to anger and threats? Do you have the same battles over and over? Do you feel as if other parents have the answers and you are just getting by day ..."
Sex Addict Group
Host: Astrid Green, MS, LPC, CSAT
"Group therapy for sex addicts. It is paramount that sex addicts step out of isolation and into a system of support to practice vulnerability and non sexual intimacy. This is what a group provides. We work through the tasks of ..."
Living Healthy, Co-Occurring Disorders Group
Host: Bridgetown Recovery & Mental Health Services
"The Living Healthy Group at Bridgetown Recovery & Mental Health Services is conducted by licensed therapists and addresses the identification of protective factors which sustain long term recovery from relapse of chemical addiction and co-occurring mental health symptoms. Join our ..."
Portland Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Portland counseling groups, Portland support groups, Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Portland group?
In a professionally operated support group in Portland, 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. Portland 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 Portland. 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 Portland.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?