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Therapy Groups in Seattle
Women's Support Group
Host: Ashley M. Callahan, MS, LMFTA
"Have you ever wished you could discuss and share your lives openly with a group of women in a confidential and supportive environment? Join this 8 week group and surround yourself in the support of other women as we discuss, ..."
The Daring Way™
Host: Alison Withey, MA, LMHC, CHT
"This 8 week group focuses on identifying what is holding you back in your life and how to develop the skill set needed to live a more courageous and connected life. The material is based on the life work of ..."
Open Group One
Host: Jeffrey Serage, MA, LMHC
"My training in psychodrama, process and other group therapy methods allows for success in working with a wide range of issues. This group is not issue specific and serves both men and women. We make an effort to keep the ..."
7 Principles To Making Marriage Last Workshop
Host: Pacific Northwest Family Therapy
"This program is based upon Dr. Gottman's book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Straightforward in its approach yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this groundbreaking program teach partners new and startling strategies for making their ..."
Cultivating Mindful Awareness
Host: Laura Hirsh, PsyD
"In our current times, many of us go through the day or week without taking the time to check-in with our bodies or our underlying needs and feelings. This lack of connection with self and our environment keeps us moving ..."
REAL Connections: Navigating the Seattle "Chill"
Host: Envision Counseling
"Feeling isolated, lonely? Do you want more fulfilling friendships? To find where you fit? REAL Connections is an interactive 8-session workshop designed to help you navigate Seattle's social landscape in a meaningful way. Begins: April 1st - May 27th, 2014. ..."
Stepparent support group
Host: Pacific Northwest Family Therapy
"The purpose of the group is to give stepparents a place to process all the different emotions, challenges and experiences blended families go through. It also provides research, data and experience from a Marriage and Family Therapist who focuses her ..."
Women's Process Group
Host: Darchelle D. Worley, MA, LMHCA
"This approach to group therapy is for adult women seeking to become more aware of how they relate to themselves and others, and why, in order to experience the kind of inner transformation that leads to a stronger and more ..."
Finding the Work/Life Balance in the 21st Century
Host: James Ullrich, MA, LMHCA
"A specialty of mine is stress management and helping you to cope with the demands of modern work/life. Never before in human history has it been more difficult to achieve a healthy balance. Between work and endless family obligations, the ..."
Living with Grief & Loss
Host: Heather Abbott, MA, LMHCA
"Grief is unbearable when you are in it alone. Support, care, and a place where grief is normal rather than terrifying is what this group offers. Specifically because the holidays can be so very difficult this group will meet November, ..."
Host: Erika Baxter, MA, MDiv, LMHC
"If you are wanting to improve your dating skills, building friendships or improving your ability to be intimate, then this interactive Group will help you learn how others perceive you. This Group creates a safe environment to experiment with new ..."
Women's Support Group
Host: Ariana Valentina Rukeyser, MA, LMHC
"Who Should Participate: An 8 week group for women seeking support for issues around loss, life transitions, divorce, parenthood, childhood issues, relationship difficulties, etc. For any woman looking to explore how their current difficulties are impacting their ability to move ..."
Crossing Cultures Group
Host: Leyla Welkin, PhD, LMHC
"For New Immigrant Arrivals, Foreign Students, and Return ex-Pats. Are there times when you feel like a cultural outsider? Learn new strategies for better communication. Take steps toward a happier healthier life where you are living now. Call for a ..."
SMART Graduate Group
Host: Nancy E Cohen, PhD
"If you've taken the 10-session SMART group, you are invited to join a SMART Graduate Group! In each 2-hour Graduate Group meeting, we use the SMART techniques to address group members' current challenges and learn a new guided relaxation or ..."
Monthly Saturday Men's Group
Host: John Skandalis, MA, LMHC
"Do you want to have more support and connection with other healthy men? This group can help you develop trusting, authentic relationships that will support you in your everyday life. We do a check in each time to ..."
Intimacy for Gay Men
Host: Mark Michael, PhD, CGP
""Here and now" focus on progressive emotional communication to surmount interpersonal barriers, facilitate personal growth, promote symptom relief. While focusing on intimacy this group treats depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. "
Creative Co-Parenting Post Divorce
Host: Dominique Walmsley, MA, LMHC
"For those who have divorced, and who would like to co-parent more effectively. After divorce, there is a transition time of significant stress, for parents and children, and even though there is a parenting plan in place, circumstances and needs ..."
Zen Practice Group
Host: Sean Patrick Hatt, PhD
"I will be offering a weekly early morning drop-in Zen practice group in 2014. Please e-mail me if you want more information. Experienced practitioners and beginners welcome. We will follow the basic form according to Aitken Roshi: two 25-minute sitting ..."
Host: Kayla Helenske, MA, LMHCA
"Transitioning Mothers is for those who are pregnant or are parents to a child under 1 year. Transitioning into motherhood can be a beautiful & overwhelming experience. A group can provide you with a community of others experiencing many of ..."
Couples Workshop - April 11, 2015
Host: Karin Matthews, JD, MA, LMFTA, LMHCA
"TRANSFORMING CONFLICT INTO CONNECTION: Committed relationships bring real challenges. Our workshops explore how conflict can become an opportunity to grow and to know each other better. You'll learn ways to approach difficult conversations that can lead to more connection and ..."
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?