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Therapy Groups in Portland
Grief and Loss Support
Host: Myra Sicilia, MS, NCC, LPCi
"I am seeing if there is a need for this type of group. What the group will focus on is individuals who have lost someone they love, and find unconditional support in a safe place. "
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. "
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. "
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 ..."
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 ..."
Sex Positive Parenting
Host: Elizabeth Price, MA, QMHP
"We didn't let them learn to cross the street on their own. Don't let them navigate their sexuality alone. Come explore your values around sex and what you would like to share with your young person. Gain the skills you ..."
Co-Parenting After Separation and Divorce
Host: Gianna Russo-Mitma, MS, MFT-I
"Are you separated or divorced with children and desire more co-parenting cooperation and communication? Do you find your children feeling stressed about the effects of separation or divorce? Co-parenting can be a challenge for both parents and their children. Establishing ..."
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 ..."
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 ..."
ACT on Life Class
Host: Portland Psychotherapy Depression Treatment Prog.
"Stop struggling and start living! This 9 week course gives people a chance to learn skills to help them learn to live their lives more effectively. When we get caught in struggles with difficult thoughts and feelings, we tend to ..."
Support Group for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Host: Lindsay Howson, LPCI
"The survivors support group offers a place where participants can support others and also receive support themselves in a safe and contained environment. The nature of domestic abuse is very isolating and often goes misunderstood by the general public. Although ..."
Women Supporting Women
Host: Jessie Barr Harris, MA, LPC
"This support group is designed for women working through general issues including life transitions, addiction, depression and anxiety. Together we create a community that is supportive, compassionate and thoughtful. It is not necessary to be currently enrolled in individual counseling ..."
Women's Group for Sensitive Women
Host: Anna Schaum, MA, LPC, PAT
"This is a sanctuary for sensitive women of all ages. We share about the loneliness, overwhelm, longing for life purpose, relationships, family, resilience, the blessings and curses of being sensitive. We play games that ignite imagination and spark new possibility. ..."
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 ..."
Panic Disorder and Agorphobia
Host: Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center, LLC
"This group focuses on teaching clients how to better manage Panic/Agoraphobia from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective. The group leaders each have over 30 years experience treating Panic/Agoraphobia "
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?