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Therapy Groups in Seattle
Host: Heather Abbott, MA, LMHCA
"Our group will meet weekly to share the journey of parenting, learn new ways to connect within a family, and create space for supportive change. I use a blend of teaching and experiential exercises rooted in Positive Discipline, Emotion Coaching, ..."
Book Club for Parents
Host: Tamara Lynn Anderson, MEd, LMHC
"A common parenting book is selected by and read among group participants. Group will meet weekly for 4 sessions to discuss concepts and strategies proven to assist families towards positive discipline, greater relational success and overall satisfaction. Emphasis on emotional ..."
Passion, Purpose and Possibility for Women over 50
Host: Carole Milan Danis, LICSW, BCD
"This is a 4-session group for retired professional women over 50 who are feeling useless, bored and disconnected from themselves and others, after years of personal and professional care-taking. Through discovering their own passion, purpose, values and possibilities in the ..."
ADHD Parent Support
Host: Laurel Fullington, MA, LMHCA
"Parenting Support Group for Children with ADHD and learning disabilities Are you frustrated with knowing how to advocate for your child in school? Struggling with power struggles to get your child to complete homework? Sad because your child struggles socially? ..."
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 ..."
Life Strategies 101 + 201 groups
Host: Don Baker, MA, LMHC
"Life Strategies 101 and Life Strategies 201 groups provide a core curriculum that focuses on understanding the neurobiology of ADHD wiring, building personal awareness of living with your brand of the with the wiring, and identifying skills to address the ..."
Women's Trauma Recovery Group
Host: Angela Grace, LMHCA
"16-week group focused on decreasing the impact of past trauma through structured work on a specific goal of your trauma recovery. Group members share their trauma histories and process trauma-related grief. Group members are empowered by achieving self-determined goals related ..."
Open Ongoing Personal Growth Groups
Host: Marisa Adriana Kallman, MA, LMHC
"My many years of experience and training in group therapy including psychodrama (action-oriented) and process methods, provides a supportive environment in which people can change and grow. Members of the group work on a wide range of issues. These groups ..."
Host: Alison Withey, MA, LMHC, CHT
"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 ..."
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 ..."
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 Retreat "Hold Me Tight"
Host: Dominique Walmsley, MA, LMHC
"Group for couples who want to improve their relationship, and increase their intimacy. Retreat setting, on Orcas Island's Doe Bay Resort. Check website for non-residential group in Seattle. Based on "Hold Me Tight", and Emotionally Focused Therapy. "
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! "
Ongoing Psychotherapy Group (Thursday/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 the current ..."
Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy Certification
Host: Aylee Welch, LICSW
"For therapists who want to specialize, we are training program for therapists and those who work with others. We incorporate the work of Wilhelm Reich and Core Energetics with contemporary therapies and indigenous practices. Students of SSBP gain a strong ..."
First Year Home
Host: Laura Stone, LMHC
"This is an education and support group for parents and their newly adopted infants and young children. Parents will learn about the flow of child development. We will problem-solve issues related to sleep, eating, sharing, toileting, etc. There will be ..."
Relief from Depression & Anxiety
Host: Reid Stell, MA, LMHC
"Get help while helping others! This is an excellent group for adults of all ages with anxiety or depression. It's an open group and very accepting and nurturing. We meet in my comfortable office and usually have about seven or ..."
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 ..."
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. "
Copingskills4life Groups (DBT)
Host: Avalon Center
"90 days to learn skills. This class is for the person who never learned how to tolerate life's stress's, relationships are problematic, and they may not be aware of emotions/behaviors that lead to their problems. 12 two hour classes over ..."
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?