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Therapy Groups in Seattle
Daring Way(tm) Intensives and Ongoing Groups
Host: Lailey Jenkins, LICSW, ACSW
"These groups are offered regularly and are 10 sessions. They are offered both in Seattle and Bainbridge. In these groups we explore arenas you wish to work on and show up in with more courage, compassion, and connection. We explore ..."
Seattle Young Trans Girls Meet Up Group
Host: Breona Mendoza, LMHCA
"Seattle Young Trans Girls Meetup (SYTG) represents a new and open group just for trans girls. This group is focused on creating support and offering education around the specific needs of younger trans women, such as how to coming out ..."
Parents of Children with Disabilities
Host: Gretchen W. Savage, MA, LMHC
"Experiencing the joy of a birth of a child, then learning about the disability or chronic illness that your child has can lead to grief and loss, isolation, stress on relationship, financial stress, and multiple appointments that burden a family's ..."
Reclaiming Your Life As A Motherless Daughter
Host: Paige Tangney, MEd, LMHC
"This group is designed for women who have lost their mothers to death and are struggling with moving forward without the presence of their mothers in their lives. The group lasts 12 weeks. First four weeks are devoted to exploring ..."
Clinical Supervision Group
Host: Joan Willemain, MSW, LICSW, CMHS
"6-8pm alternate Wednesdays in West Seattle ; Spring-Summer Group dates : May 27; June 10; June 24; July 8; July 22; Aug 5; Aug 19; Sept 2. This popular group is based on case presentation, discussion of social work topics, ..."
Incoming Freshmen Support and Skill-Building Group
Host: Geared Up For High School
"10 session support and skill building group for incoming freshmen in Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood this Summer! Youth will learn stress management, emotion regulation, executive functioning skills and increase self-esteem. The group is interactive in nature and is a safe and ..."
Host: Aresu Kehlhofer, MA, LMFT
"Dreams are the window to the unconscious. The symbols are one hand collective, on the other personal. They are pathfinders on the road of life.They can show us what to pay attention to.We will use art therapy as well as ..."
Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships
Host: Laura Grissom Short, MSW, LICSW
"In a supportive small group environment, you will learn and practice skills to create and sustain meaningful personal and professional relationships. Learn to...increase your effectiveness in relationships with friends, family members, and colleagues, strengthen your capacity to respond in the ..."
Copingskills4life Groups (DBT)
Host: Avalon Center
"Coping Skills 4 Life a 12 week in person course next one Sept 10 th 6PM to 8 PM Free Consultation or for more information call Diane 206-841-2126. Learn the skills! invest in yourself! Mindfulness How to live in the ..."
Host: Lynn Buell, LICSW, MSSW
"This is a psychotherapy group for women dealing with life's challenges and changes who want to enhance their ability to reach their goals. An interview is required prior to joining the group. Group size is limited. "
Food Anxiety Support Group
Host: Katelin Morse, MSW, LICSW
"Have you become overwhelmed by your thoughts of anxiety around food and eating? Have you noticed that dining out has become less enjoyable because of your anxiety? Have you noticed you spend more time than you would like thinking about ..."
Seattle Relationship Health
Host: Connie Curlett, MA, LMHC, CPCC
"This group offers help for individuals and couples who want to learn more about what healthy relationships are and how to create them in their lives. The group is a three part series that focuses on a healthy relationship with ..."
Strengthening Interpersonal Relationship Skills
Host: Envision Counseling
"An 8-week interactive DBT experience for adults 18+, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) includes four skills modules which include two sets of acceptance-oriented behavioral skills (mindfulness and distress tolerance), and two of change- oriented skills (emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness). This ..."
Host: Aresu Kehlhofer, MA, LMFT
"This group is for ex patriots. Women who either were born in another country or were raised by parents from another country. It is known that transitions are much harder for this group, because it triggers the multiple losses they ..."
Listening Mothers Support Group - Sept 23- Nov 18
Host: Karin Matthews, JD, MA, LMFTA, LMHCA
"The fourth trimester is one of the most challenging times for many women. The romance of motherhood meets the reality of long nights of feeding, changing and crying. This is made even more challenging now without the village to support ..."
DBT Coping Skills Classes
Host: Jensa Ferguson, MA, LMHC, NCC, CDWF
"Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance Class will begin in mid to late July and will meet weekly for 8 weeks. Learn skills for tolerating painful events, crisis survival strategies and learn to manage and curb impulsivity and destructive urges. "
Host: Noreen J Wedman, MS, LMHCA
"The Group is for Women who have left a long-term Abusive Relationship (including Emotionally Abusive) or have a history of Abusive Relationships. The mirror effect of group is effective in breaking down the shame, isolation, and confusion shared by members. ..."
EMDR Therapist Group (for providers)
Host: Robin Custer, MSW, LICSW-A
"This is a group for therapists who use EMDR therapy as a treatment orientation. It is a place for sharing questions, ideas, and resources. It is an open group; any provider using EMDR in any capacity is welcome - so ..."
Active Dream Group
Host: Aylee Welch, LICSW
"Active DreamPlay is a ongoing group that uses many creative modalities to explore and track our dreams on a regular basis. I don't use an analytical approach to dreams, rather I believe that our dream self is as much alive ..."
Seattle Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Seattle counseling groups, Seattle support groups, Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in a Seattle group?
In a professionally operated support group in Seattle, 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. Seattle 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 Seattle. 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 Seattle.
What's the difference between individual and group therapy?