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Therapy Groups in Portland
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 ..."
Men Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Host: Lindsay Howson, LPCI
"Have you survived sexual abuse and find yourself in need of support? If so, this group is the right fit for you. Group members are invited to share their stories and what they are experiencing in each phase of healing. ..."
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, ..."
Modern Emotional Support
Host: Tracy Bryce Farmer, LCSW, PC
"Group Begins September 16th, 2015! Currently accepting new members!! Insurance may cover!!! 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. Modern ..."
Social Anxiety Disorder
Host: Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center, LLC
"This a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group that is designed to help clients both develop social skills and overcome social anxiety. Group leaders have over 30 years experience treating anxiety disorders. "
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, ..."
Comfortable With Assertiveness group
Host: Slavica Kojadinovic, LCSW, MSW
"This is both a skill-building and a process group in which members learn and practice within the group how to: assertively and effectively express your needs, wants, and perspectives; realize emotional freedom at work and in relationships; develop skills about ..."
Day of Mindfulness
Host: Joe Rhinewine, PhD
"A day of mindfulness practice can bring about deepened meditation, heightened awareness and greater peace of mind. Join us for a day full of different ways to be present to life as it is, fully appreciating each moment as we ..."
"Pushing our Edges"- A group for Men
Host: Tom Fuller, LMFT
"Get support from like-minded men while you challenge yourself to lead a life that is more in line with your soul's desire. We will use movement and meditation to get out of our heads and come to discussion with each other ..."
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 ..."
Host: Jessica Tolleson, MA, LPCi
"Building and maintaining a healthy relationship with friends, family and spouses can be difficult. At Pathways Therapy Services we are offering an ongoing therapy group for individuals with relationship concerns. This group includes relationship support, education and coping skills. Weekly ..."
Host: Larry Venaska, LCSW
"Next group forming soon. Anyone who is struggling with addictive behaviors of any kind, relationship struggles or inability to break out of patterns could be a great fit for this group. The focus varies as the group desires and needs. ..."
The Heart Group for Gender Gifted Youth
Host: Bethprana Novi, MSW, CSWA
"The Heart Group is an 10 week therapy group for transgender, gender questioning and non-cisgendered youth ages 14-18 that begins on April 16, 2015. Group topics will include self care, relating, family, social, coping in a cisgendered/binary world and others. ..."
Talking Back to OCD; Teen Group
Host: NW Anxiety Institute, LLC
"This group allows teens an opportunity to connect with other teens in a safe and confidential manner who are also experiencing OCD. Together, we will: Learn more about OCD and get some super sweet tools in managing it. Practice using ..."
Uncovering Your Authentic Self
Host: Jeff Kenneth Ortman, MS, CACD, I, LMHC
"The challenges we face in life gain their power to discourage us the less we share of ourselves with others, the more we hide, and the less we ask for help. Uncovering Your Authentic Self: a Men's Group aims to ..."
Women's Process Group
Host: Molly Bowman, MS, NCC, LPCi
"What does it mean to be a woman in today's world? Join other women to explore the ways that gender-based pressures affect our personal lives, and explore how being a woman informs how you feel about yourself, others, and the ..."
Being Men: An Exploration of Self and Relationship
Host: W. Banjo Weymouth, PsyD
"Being Men: An Exploration of Self and Relationships in the Modern World is a gestalt oriented process group for men. This is an opportunity for men to explore the myriad components of male identity in the dynamic context of an ..."
The Nut Hut
Host: Tom Fuller, LMFT
"Similar to the "Pushing our Edges" group, this group has been meeting for almost two years and is a bit younger (30's-mid 40's). We start each group with 30 minutes of Qi gong and then go into the process work. ..."
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?