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Therapy Groups in Portland
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 ..."
Portland Men's Group
Host: Jesse Johnson, MA, LPC
"An every other week group of committed men (5-8) looking to strengthen their connection, sense of purpose, and truth-speaking in the world. This group is experiential, present-centered, and offers a healthy balance of support, nurture, and challenge. Best for men ..."
Host: Erin Taylor, LMFT, ATR
"Feb 28th In this workshop participants will explore how everyday young adult issues (bullying, social media, identity formation, substance use as well as mental health) impact the parent/young adult relationship. Through discussion and art therapy participants will explore their wishes, ..."
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 ..."
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 ..."
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. "
Radically Open DBT Skills Class
Host: Kirsten Mcateer, LPC, LLC
"Kirsten McAteer, LPC and Katherine Calvert, LCSW will be offering a new group for over controlled temperaments. Come explore with us how to put joy back in your life, hear about cutting edge research on effective skills to change your ..."
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 ..."
The Gifts of Fear. A workshop.
Host: Shelley Henle Sauer, MS, LPC
"Fear has something to offer us. Let's explore our fear and mine its riches. Clarify what our true fear is. Often we fear either failure or success. Ultimately what we fear is to be our true selves. Our real self ..."
Supervision support group
Host: Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, PhD, LMFT, LPC
"I am trained as a Counseling Psychologist with a specialty in family therapy and I have been teaching and supervising clinical training in counseling and family therapy since 2000 as full time faculty at various universities in the country including ..."
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 ..."
Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Host: Elizabeth S Schmit, PhD
"I am trained as a "Gottman 7 Principles Program Educator" and regularly teach classes based on the book "7 Principles for Making Marriage Work". Contact me for up to date class information, dates, etc. "
Peer Consultation and Study Group
Host: Kathy Reicker, MSW, LCSW
"This is a peer consultation and study group for mental health clinicians who are interested in learning more about psychoanalytic and psychodynamic ways of thinking about and working with clients. There is no cost. "
Mindfulness In Everyday Life
Host: Diane C Steinbrecher, LCSW, CHT, MSWAC
"Mindfulness is an age-old practice to alleviate human suffering. Current research shows its usefulness in our lives by alleviating stress, anxiety, fear, and thinking patterns that are critical and judging. Mindfulness In Everyday Life is an ongoing group that cultivates ..."
Arts-Based Workshop for Women
Host: Integrative Trauma Treatment Center
"Join Athena Phillips, LCSW and Jessica Boldt, LCSW as they facilitate a fun, effective, and creative journey for greater resiliency and self-renewal. Participants will gain a deeper awareness of self, including potential barriers of growth and internal assets that assist ..."
Healthy Habits Healthy Lives
Host: Megan Elizabeth Irving, MA
"This group will meet once a week beginning August 20, 2012. We will discuss healthy habits, how to make and keep them longterm. To join this group contact me via email at contact@brilliantlightthe rapy.com. "
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?