Host: Jaclyn Watson, MA, LMHC
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Seattle, WA 98117
"STARTING JUNE 3, 2021 – This is an 8-week educational group that will cover the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating (IE) and ways to implement these into eating disorder recovery. This group is open to clients in eating disorder recovery ..."
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"STARTING JUNE 3, 2021 – This is an 8-week educational group that will cover the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating (IE) and ways to implement these into eating disorder recovery. This group is open to clients in eating disorder recovery ..."
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Host: Ms. Jan Santora-Farrar, MA, LMHC, EMDR, BSP, CTC
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Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 569-4835
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Host: Ms. Catherine Wetzel Larkin, MA, LMHC
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Seattle, WA 98117
"This is a confidential ongoing support group for men and women who are undergoing relationship problems, difficult transitions, grief, or trauma. The group is held once a week with a maximum of 10 people per group. "
(206) 347-8425
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"This is a confidential ongoing support group for men and women who are undergoing relationship problems, difficult transitions, grief, or trauma. The group is held once a week with a maximum of 10 people per group. "
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Host: Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD, LMFT
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Seattle, WA 98117
"Less than 5% of therapists have training in these five areas: Individual, Couple, Family, Spiritual Intimacy, and Sex Therapy. Yet, each of our therapists has completed years of advanced training. Life's challenges affect all corners of our lives and we ..."
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"Less than 5% of therapists have training in these five areas: Individual, Couple, Family, Spiritual Intimacy, and Sex Therapy. Yet, each of our therapists has completed years of advanced training. Life's challenges affect all corners of our lives and we ..."

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
98117 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 98117 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 98117 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 98117 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 98117 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.