Support Groups in 98003

Psychologist & LMHC Co-facilitated. There are two types of members in this group as a part of a Relapse Prevention Program. First, some are recovering from substance use addiction. Second, some don't have a history of substance use addiction-- but ...
Hosted by David D Moore
Psychologist, PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
Psychologist & LMHC Co-facilitated. There are two types of members in this group as a part of a Relapse Prevention Program. First, some are recovering from substance use addiction. Second, some don't have a history of substance use addiction-- but ...
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This group is for those who have had or anticipate having Weight Loss Surgery. Its purpose is to tackle the emotional eating and automatic behavioral issues that prevent success. It is an eight week group and is covered by many ...
Hosted by Wendy Rawlings
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NBCC, DCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
This group is for those who have had or anticipate having Weight Loss Surgery. Its purpose is to tackle the emotional eating and automatic behavioral issues that prevent success. It is an eight week group and is covered by many ...
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Sometimes we just need a place to talk about how we're managing day to day life as women of color. This group is designed for BIPOC women who are looking for emotional support and coping skills in managing stress related ...
Hosted by Julia A Boyd
Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
Sometimes we just need a place to talk about how we're managing day to day life as women of color. This group is designed for BIPOC women who are looking for emotional support and coping skills in managing stress related ...
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The purpose of this online group is to provide a weekly space to be known and connect to other men who are on the path toward growth and healing from Sexual Addiction. Every week we focus our attention on reviewing ...
Hosted by Jaben Houk
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
The purpose of this online group is to provide a weekly space to be known and connect to other men who are on the path toward growth and healing from Sexual Addiction. Every week we focus our attention on reviewing ...
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This group is for women who have experienced sexual victimization in early childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. All members are encouraged to be in individual therapy. This is a trauma-focused treatment process, using non-confrontive existential-humanistic counseling with 2 co-therapists. One female ...
Hosted by Anna M Parks
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
This group is for women who have experienced sexual victimization in early childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. All members are encouraged to be in individual therapy. This is a trauma-focused treatment process, using non-confrontive existential-humanistic counseling with 2 co-therapists. One female ...
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Space Available in an adult patient group for Anxiety. Group meets every Thursday from 10 to 11 am. The fee is $32 a group. Call for an appointment. Tracey Hunt, LICSW 253-335-2412
Hosted by Tracey Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
Space Available in an adult patient group for Anxiety. Group meets every Thursday from 10 to 11 am. The fee is $32 a group. Call for an appointment. Tracey Hunt, LICSW 253-335-2412
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This group is geared towards children that are between the ages of 11-13 and focuses on teaching social skills to pre-teens that struggle with friendships, social problem solving, and other complex social aspects. This group is helpful for children who ...
Hosted by Carly Pascoe
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
This group is geared towards children that are between the ages of 11-13 and focuses on teaching social skills to pre-teens that struggle with friendships, social problem solving, and other complex social aspects. This group is helpful for children who ...
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Provides clinical supervision to therapists working towards full licensure.
Hosted by Andrea Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
Provides clinical supervision to therapists working towards full licensure.
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This group focuses on Social & Independent Living Skills for Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome. These skills are imbedded in fun activities that are taught at The Center then used in real community settings.
Hosted by April Walter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
This group focuses on Social & Independent Living Skills for Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome. These skills are imbedded in fun activities that are taught at The Center then used in real community settings.
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Our pets are no longer just an animal; they've become our best friends and family members. There is often intense pain and grief that accompanies the loss of a pet. Often time's pet owners wonder if they are alone in ...
Hosted by Missy Neill Counseling Services
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
Our pets are no longer just an animal; they've become our best friends and family members. There is often intense pain and grief that accompanies the loss of a pet. Often time's pet owners wonder if they are alone in ...
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This group is for women who have experienced sexual victimization prior to the age of 23 [before young adult identity formation]. All members need to be in at least 2 times monthly individual therapy with Dr. Moore. This is a ...
Hosted by David D Moore
Psychologist, PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
This group is for women who have experienced sexual victimization prior to the age of 23 [before young adult identity formation]. All members need to be in at least 2 times monthly individual therapy with Dr. Moore. This is a ...
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The Succeeding in College group is designed to help Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome learn skills that will help them with organization, motivation, & focus so they will be able to succeed in college. They will also be taught independent ...
Hosted by April Walter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
The Succeeding in College group is designed to help Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome learn skills that will help them with organization, motivation, & focus so they will be able to succeed in college. They will also be taught independent ...
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The Parenting Kids with Disabilities is a support group for parents who are struggling with how to parent their disabled child or young adult. The group focuses on parenting skills, guilt, frustration, and daily living issues.
Hosted by April Walter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
The Parenting Kids with Disabilities is a support group for parents who are struggling with how to parent their disabled child or young adult. The group focuses on parenting skills, guilt, frustration, and daily living issues.
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Hosted by Lyn K Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
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Hosted by Lyn K Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 649-2332 View (253) 649-2332
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in 98003?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.