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Therapy Groups in Seattle
Women's Body Talk
Host: Siavonh 'Sia' Lenaburg, MEd, RYT, LMHCA
"This is a group for anyone interested in improving his self-confidence and social skills. Come together to join other women in discussing love, sex, relationships, body image, and recovery. Move together toward wellness. "
Alcohol/Drug Recovery Support
Host: Michael A Galloway, MA, LMHC, LMFT
"Adult men and women identify personal strategies for sobriety and recovery and create a safe place for giving and receiving support. While we respect 12-step approaches, we are interested in helping those who are looking for an alternative to 12 ..."
Host: Denise Wallace, MA, LMHC
"This group is designed to help us go through the stages of relationships with awareness and understanding. It will shed light on how we build relationships and how they fall apart. The group helps to explore the roles we play ..."
DBT SKILLS GROUP FOR TEENS-2015
Host: Doreen Charlotte Gaffney, MA, LMHC
"GROUP 1 WEDNESDAYS 4:00-5:30 PM, SEPT 15- NOV 4 2015 (8weeks) GROUP 2 THURSDAYS 4:00-5:30 PM, SEPT 16- NOV 5 2015 (8weeks) The Teen DBT Skills Group is a weekly skills training group for youth in high school. The group ..."
Ongoing psychotherapy group (Wednesday/Seattle)
Host: Karuna Poole, MN, ARNP
"Do you feel overwhelming sadness, anger or fear? Do you have trouble relating to friends, colleagues and family? Our groups provide the opportunity to work through issues from the past that are holding you back and to change your current ..."
Group Art Therapy
Host: Colleen O'Rollins, MA, LMFTA, AT
"This group is currently on hold, but if two or more people contact me we can start up a group and tailor it to your needs. No art experience required. Sessions begins with a group art check-in activity and then ..."
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 ..."
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 ..."
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. "
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 ..."
Mothers Self-Care Group
Host: Liliana Sacarin, PsyD
"During each 6-session class we focus on skills and tools for the mothers to replenish their energies, their vitality and their well-being; Practicing exquisite self-care benefits the whole family and every single loved one! "
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: Kenneth Burr, MA, LMFT
"This is a new men's group that begins in January 6th, 2010. This group will be process oriented, meaning whatever a man brings to the group is what we will work on together, including support, divorce recovery, life goals and ..."
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. "
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 ..."
Host: Robin Custer, MSW, LICSWA
"Siblings Speak is a support group for tweens and teens coping with siblings with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Siblings can feel frustrated, alone, and embarrassed. They may do poorly in school, become distant from friends, or act out. In Siblings ..."
Circle of Healing from Emotional Abuse
Host: Noreen J Wedman, MS, LMHCA
"Group for adults seeking to heal from emotionally abusive parenting OR partner/spousal relationships. Emotionally Abusive Relationships are different from normal relationships. There is a pattern of verbal & other psychological abuse that is chronic. The abuser may have a personality ..."
Host: Carolyn Elizabeth Skolnick, MA, LMHC, CP
"psychodrama is a combination of theater and therapy. This group provides a nurturing and creative space to practice new roles and learn novel responses to old problems, enact past, present, and future scenes and unlearn old patterns and behaviors using ..."
Seattle Separation and Divorce Support Groups
Host: Alison Withey, MA, LMHC, CHT
"A therapeutic support group designed for people who are separated, divorcing or divorced. This group offers you a compassionate space to join with others who can understand what you are going through. Come share your sorrows and learn from others ..."
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?