Support Groups in 98126

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12-week intensive trauma-informed therapy program
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
"I offer a unique intensive 12-week online program package delivered via telehealth for anyone in Washington. Each week will include a Discovery Group focused on exploration of the self and developing skills; an Experience Group focused on practicing and playing ..."
(206) 705-3101 
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Seattle, WA 98126
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The Counseling Cooperative
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCM
Verified
"adjective: Working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit. We're a like-minded group of counselors/therapists providing a diverse source of help under one roof. We believe in the power of the therapeutic alliance created between client and counselor, ..."
(206) 735-4961 
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Seattle, WA 98126
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Mens Group
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Exploration, accountability, and connection I have a deep passion for menswork, and am an active long-time participant in ManKind Project meetings and weekends. I lead mens' groups as part of my practice, as a way for men to connect and ..."
(425) 689-7471 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98126
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Therapy and Support
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Learning to support and connect with other participants to find strength emotionally and psychologically. We work through our anxiety and depression by speaking to our truth. This therapy helps us find a way through our work with others and how ..."
(206) 569-6951 
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Seattle, WA 98126


What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
98126 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 98126 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 98126 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 98126 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 98126 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.