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Therapy Groups in Portland
Managing Chronic Pain
Host: Steve O'Sullivan, LPC, NCC, CADCI
"Are you struggling with chronic pain? Are you ready to make changes? Learn about the importance of mind-body connection, holistic treatment approaches, relaxation techniques, reducing pain fare-ups, improving daily activities, and enhancing communication skills with family, friends and treatment providers. ..."
ACT for Depression
Host: Paul Guinther, PhD
"I coordinate the ACT for Depression Group through the Depression Treatment Program at Portland Psychotherapy. This group combines the benefits of peer support and professional expertise to help you develop a new foundation for a better life. This evidence-based group ..."
Post Float Intuitive Art
Host: Joann Lundberg, MA, CHI
"After floating in a sensory deprivation tank, the mind is ripe for spontaneous inspiration, focus, flow and insight. Engaging in the creative process can help you reflect upon and deepen your floating experience. Making art optimizes the psychological benefits of ..."
Interpersonal Process Group for Gay Men
Host: Brad Larsen Sanchez, PsyD
"A Portland based interpersonal process group for gay men run by Dr. Brad Larsen on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. This is an opportunity to explore the myriad components of gay male identity in the dynamic context of ..."
Heal Your PTSD
Host: Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW, RYT
"This 8 week class will give you tips, techniques, education and exercises to help manage and even overcome your PTSD or traumatic stress. Based on my book, The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD From the Inside Out you will learn ..."
Forging a Path: A group for men in their 20's
Host: Lucian Schloss, MA, LPC
"There is an epidemic currently of young men struggling to manifest themselves in this world. They either lack the capacity to make a decision and commit to it or find the will to execute their dreams. The symptoms may be ..."
Host: Shari Davison, MA, LMFTI
"Do you find that you and your partner argue and disagree on what is the "right" way to parent? Ever wonder how you and your partner will come together on the same page in terms of how to raise your ..."
Surviving to Thriving: Nia-based Trauma Recovery
Host: Erika Ruber, LCSW
"This unique group will provide a helpful container to understand traumatic responses and work through the body to offer a more comfortable and joyful way of being in the world, relationships, and new skills to feel more in control of ..."
From Trance to Intention
Host: Christopher R Boothby, MS, NCC, LPCi
"Addressing Addictive and/or distracting thoughts and behaviors Do you identify with any of the following? * Losing hours to Social Networking * Escaping to Internet Pornography * Working extra hours and missing loved ones * Eating to self-soothe * Bouncing from relationship to relationship A WEEKLY PROCESS ..."
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 ..."
Live Your Best Life in 2011
Host: Julie Jeske, MS, LPC, NCC
"Are you tired of making resolutions that don't stick? Are you exhausted from taking care of everyone but yourself? Are you ready to focus on yourself and live your best life? This is an 8-week group for women you are ..."
Adolescent Anxiety Group
Host: Jennifer Linnman, LCSW, PhD
"High school age students (no gender requirement) dealing with anxiety and subsequent depression who need to talk to other's their age having similar experiences. Relationship building will be facilitated, social skills taught and practiced, techniques to relieve anxiety will be ..."
Implementing Mindfulness in Therapy
Host: Yael Schweitzer, LCSW, MSW, BC-DMT
"Mindfulness has become a popular therapy approach in recent years, and there is a growing need for knowledge and training in mindfulness practice. The workshop offers an overview of the principles and practices of mindfulness that are based on Buddhist ..."
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, ..."
ACT for Depression Group
Host: Portland Psychotherapy Depression Treatment Prog.
"The ACT for Depression group combines the benefits of peer support and professional expertise to help you develop a new foundation for a better life. This evidence-based group is based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which has been shown by ..."
Emotional Education and Support
Host: Tracy Bryce Farmer, LCSW, PC
"Participate in this affordable group: Emotional Education and Support. Join your peers in a dynamic forum where you will receive support from peers and have a chance to practice relationship skills that will enhance your life. Groups provide encouragement and ..."
Gay and Bisexual Men's Therapy Group
Host: Jerry Deckelbaum, LCSW
"A long-standing experiential process group for gay and bisexual men that meets on Tuesday evenings at my office in downtown Portland. The group provides and excellent growth opportunity for men to take emotional risks, obtain feedback, process coming out issues, ..."
Attachment Parenting Group
Host: Elizabeth Fisher, MA, LMFT, PhD
"My attachment-focused parenting group provides psychoeducation, processing, and expressive arts work in a safe, structured environment. Parents in my group learn parenting basics, get help with behavioral problems, and heal the emotional wounds that limit their parenting capacities. Parents also ..."
Letting Go of Problematic Anxiety
Host: Jeff Kenneth Ortman, MS, CACD, I, LMHC
"Many people have difficulty attending a long term group and prefer to limit their involvement in groups. If you have difficulty with anxiety but are reluctant to join a group, this could be your group, one that emphasizes group education ..."
Holding onto Me while being a We
Host: Francesca Dodson, MS, NCC, LPC-I
"This group for women explores: *How to maintain a sense of self while connecting with others *Relationship Dynamics *Areas we take care of others, neglecting ourselves *Finding balance and your personal voice. Relationships can be with partners, children, family members, ..."
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?