Support Groups in 97239

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Staying Sober Men's Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, LPC, CSAT
Verified
(503) 451-6549 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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DBT-Informed Skills group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"This is an online, 90 minute psychoeducation skills group, informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other mindfulness and self-compassion models. There are three 10-12 week modules, which run consecutively. Clients are invited to attend any or all of the modules, ..."
(503) 749-6327 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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The Daring Way(tm)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CDWF
Verified
(971) 256-8095 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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Sexual Addiction Treatment Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAT-S
Verified
(503) 476-9557 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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Heart of Freedom Mindfulness Meditation on Zoom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LLC
Verified
"This drop-in class is offered on a donation basis and is open to anyone interested in learning how to mindfully meditate, or deepen practice. It includes guided and silent sitting in the practice. It also includes a talk on topics ..."
(503) 773-9872 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Not accepting new clients
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Mens Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"The four pillars of the Men's Group are Support, Clarity, Challenge, and Accountability. The group is a unique environment where men feel safe to be vulnerable, discuss deep feelings with one another, and improve their lives with the help of ..."
(503) 567-5876 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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The Daring Way(tm) - New Group starting 6/2/18
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD(c), LMFT, CADCI
Verified
"You are invited to join me on The Daring Way into a wholehearted life of greater joy, courage, gratitude, and authenticity. This experience will help you quiet your inner critic, embrace your imperfections, and own your birthright of worthiness. We ..."
(971) 302-4058 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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Multiple Family Education Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAT-S
Verified
"Education & communication are the corner stones of quality Recovery from Addictive Disease. This nine lecture series on Recovery from Sexual Addictions for couples & families includes lecture & confidential small group discussion. Group goals are to define addictive disease ..."
(503) 476-9557 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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Support Group for PTSD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This support group is offered to graduates of the class based on The Trauma Tool Kit. It is not a psychotherapy group but rather a place people can come to learn more about healing their PTSD symptoms and gain support, ..."
(503) 451-6739 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Waitlist for new clients
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DBT-Informed Skills group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"This is an online, 90 minute psychoeducation skills group, informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other mindfulness and self-compassion models. There are three 10-12 week modules, which run consecutively. Clients are invited to attend any or all of the modules, ..."
(503) 749-6327 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239

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Photo of Martha Darkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97239, OR
Staying Sober Men's Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, LPC, CSAT
Verified
(503) 451-6549 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Photo of Kent Kreiselmaier, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97239, OR
DBT-Informed Skills group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"This is an online, 90 minute psychoeducation skills group, informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other mindfulness and self-compassion models. There are three 10-12 week modules, which run consecutively. Clients are invited to attend any or all of the modules, ..."
(503) 749-6327 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Photo of Shane D Kennington, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 97239, OR
The Daring Way(tm)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CDWF
Verified
(971) 256-8095 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Photo of Steven P DeLugach, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97239, OR
Sexual Addiction Treatment Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAT-S
Verified
(503) 476-9557 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Photo of Douglas W Pullin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 97239, OR
Heart of Freedom Mindfulness Meditation on Zoom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LLC
Verified
"This drop-in class is offered on a donation basis and is open to anyone interested in learning how to mindfully meditate, or deepen practice. It includes guided and silent sitting in the practice. It also includes a talk on topics ..."
(503) 773-9872 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Dino Paris Counseling & High Performance Coaching, Marriage & Family Therapist in 97239, OR
Mens Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"The four pillars of the Men's Group are Support, Clarity, Challenge, and Accountability. The group is a unique environment where men feel safe to be vulnerable, discuss deep feelings with one another, and improve their lives with the help of ..."
(503) 567-5876 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Photo of Heidi Christensen, Marriage & Family Therapist in 97239, OR
The Daring Way(tm) - New Group starting 6/2/18
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD(c), LMFT, CADCI
Verified
"You are invited to join me on The Daring Way into a wholehearted life of greater joy, courage, gratitude, and authenticity. This experience will help you quiet your inner critic, embrace your imperfections, and own your birthright of worthiness. We ..."
(971) 302-4058 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Photo of Steven P DeLugach, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97239, OR
Multiple Family Education Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAT-S
Verified
"Education & communication are the corner stones of quality Recovery from Addictive Disease. This nine lecture series on Recovery from Sexual Addictions for couples & families includes lecture & confidential small group discussion. Group goals are to define addictive disease ..."
(503) 476-9557 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Photo of Susan Pease Banitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 97239, OR
Support Group for PTSD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This support group is offered to graduates of the class based on The Trauma Tool Kit. It is not a psychotherapy group but rather a place people can come to learn more about healing their PTSD symptoms and gain support, ..."
(503) 451-6739 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Kent Kreiselmaier, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97239, OR
DBT-Informed Skills group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"This is an online, 90 minute psychoeducation skills group, informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other mindfulness and self-compassion models. There are three 10-12 week modules, which run consecutively. Clients are invited to attend any or all of the modules, ..."
(503) 749-6327 
View
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
97239 Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in 97239 is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in 97239 are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in 97239 allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in 97239 can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.