Host: Ms. Angela Guerrero Chapin, MEd, LPC, RYT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
"Teens are in need of connection. The rise in anxiety, depression and fear of socialization has inspired me to form this group. My intention is to help teens learn mindfulness practices to self regulate and gain tools for self awareness ..."
(971) 351-4376
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Portland, OR 97232
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"Teens are in need of connection. The rise in anxiety, depression and fear of socialization has inspired me to form this group. My intention is to help teens learn mindfulness practices to self regulate and gain tools for self awareness ..."
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Host: Ms. Megan Vaughn, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
"A group for women to navigate the post-natal world with other like-minded women. Up to 24 months post-partum. This is a small group, 5 women max. Meets weekly for 8 sessions. Ongoing. "
(503) 714-7732
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Portland, OR 97209
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"A group for women to navigate the post-natal world with other like-minded women. Up to 24 months post-partum. This is a small group, 5 women max. Meets weekly for 8 sessions. Ongoing. "
Host: Mrs. Sarah Jacqueline Miller, BA
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
"I am currently accepting clients for a VIRTUAL group therapy setting. This will include DBT skills and training. "
(503) 400-3460
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
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"I am currently accepting clients for a VIRTUAL group therapy setting. This will include DBT skills and training. "
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Host: Miss. Mariah Wyatt
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
"This group explores and supports the development of scientifically proven methods to increasing the quality of your life. The purpose of this group is to impart happiness life hacks that have been rigorously researched and empirically proven, then to individualize ..."
(971) 206-6263
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Portland, OR 97209
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"This group explores and supports the development of scientifically proven methods to increasing the quality of your life. The purpose of this group is to impart happiness life hacks that have been rigorously researched and empirically proven, then to individualize ..."
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Host: Mr. Shane D Kennington, LCSW, MSW, CDWF
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
(971) 256-8095
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Portland, OR 97239
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Host: Mr. Joseph M Alexander, LCSW
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
"This is an ongoing group for the last 21 years with changing membership. The focus of the group is on realistic boundary setting inside of a relationship. Themes of recovery from living with an alcoholic, addict, depressive or otherwise difficult ..."
(971) 236-5055
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Portland, OR 97214
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"This is an ongoing group for the last 21 years with changing membership. The focus of the group is on realistic boundary setting inside of a relationship. Themes of recovery from living with an alcoholic, addict, depressive or otherwise difficult ..."
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Host: Miss. Mariah Wyatt
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
"The purpose of this group is to utilize visual journaling as a healthy and creative outlet to cope with internal and external chaos, stress, anxiety and depression. It introduces concepts of using art and writing as a process to foster ..."
(971) 206-6263
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Portland, OR 97209
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"The purpose of this group is to utilize visual journaling as a healthy and creative outlet to cope with internal and external chaos, stress, anxiety and depression. It introduces concepts of using art and writing as a process to foster ..."
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Host: Mr. Konrad von Walther Lcsw, CADC, I, LCSW
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97212
"Meditation practice at 6:30 am Fridays. Explore styles and find the joy of keeping mediation simple and focused on where you want to go while practicing a healthy balance of acceptance of the now, and a openness to self knowledge. ..."
(503) 512-6042
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97212
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"Meditation practice at 6:30 am Fridays. Explore styles and find the joy of keeping mediation simple and focused on where you want to go while practicing a healthy balance of acceptance of the now, and a openness to self knowledge. ..."
Host: Mr. Michael Patrick Viola, BA, MA, LPC A
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
"This is a monthly group dedicated to the particular energy of healers and therapists. How do we derive our power and what are the dynamics of the unseen forces that are involved? In this group we'll dive deeply into our ..."
(844) 818-9320
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
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"This is a monthly group dedicated to the particular energy of healers and therapists. How do we derive our power and what are the dynamics of the unseen forces that are involved? In this group we'll dive deeply into our ..."
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Host: Mr. Kwabena Siaka, QMHPC, CADClll
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97217
"This group is for BIPOC men seeking outpatient treat,emnt for substance or co-occuriing disorders. "
(503) 210-9793
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97217
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"This group is for BIPOC men seeking outpatient treat,emnt for substance or co-occuriing disorders. "
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Host: Aimee Frazier, MA
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
"This outdoor-based, physically- active group combines group therapy with hiking ~ 2 miles in the forested park setting to reduce anxiety and depression and improve overall mental wellness. Group time is structured and includes check ins, learning and practicing coping ..."
(503) 468-4629
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
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"This outdoor-based, physically- active group combines group therapy with hiking ~ 2 miles in the forested park setting to reduce anxiety and depression and improve overall mental wellness. Group time is structured and includes check ins, learning and practicing coping ..."
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Host: Tracy Ann Murdza
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97221
"This group is an empowerment-focused group/workshop for girls aged 13-18. The group will be led by two graduate intern therapist's, in person at the Hope Connection, Portland. The group will provide a safe space for girls to come together, explore ..."
(503) 400-3387
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Portland, OR 97221
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"This group is an empowerment-focused group/workshop for girls aged 13-18. The group will be led by two graduate intern therapist's, in person at the Hope Connection, Portland. The group will provide a safe space for girls to come together, explore ..."
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Host: Samantha (Sam) Wolf
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97221
"This group is an empowerment-focused group/workshop for girls aged 12-15. The group will be led by two graduate intern therapist's, in person at the Hope Connection, Portland. The group will provide a safe space for girls to come together, explore ..."
(503) 400-3990
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Portland, OR 97221
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"This group is an empowerment-focused group/workshop for girls aged 12-15. The group will be led by two graduate intern therapist's, in person at the Hope Connection, Portland. The group will provide a safe space for girls to come together, explore ..."
Host: Ms. Margaret A King, MA, NCC, LPC
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
"Starting January 2022: This IN PERSON group is for adults (18 and up) of all genders who desire a safe container to process grief & loss from the personal and collective impacts of Covid-19. Based on Francis Weller's book, "The ..."
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Portland, OR 97202
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"Starting January 2022: This IN PERSON group is for adults (18 and up) of all genders who desire a safe container to process grief & loss from the personal and collective impacts of Covid-19. Based on Francis Weller's book, "The ..."
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Host: Melanie Ramsey, PMHNP, FNP
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97210
"Accessible, compassionate psychiatric care specializing in evaluating and managing a variety of mental health diagnosis, including ADHD and more. "
(971) 232-3233
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97210
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"Accessible, compassionate psychiatric care specializing in evaluating and managing a variety of mental health diagnosis, including ADHD and more. "
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Host: Maggie Steele, MSW, CALC, CYLC, ACC
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
"A transformative 8 Week Course designed for teens and young adults who are struggling with anxiety. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR-T) has been shown to reduce stress, decrease symptoms associated with anxiety, and increase self-compassion, self-esteem, concentration, self-efficacy, and coping ..."
(503) 822-6124
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
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"A transformative 8 Week Course designed for teens and young adults who are struggling with anxiety. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR-T) has been shown to reduce stress, decrease symptoms associated with anxiety, and increase self-compassion, self-esteem, concentration, self-efficacy, and coping ..."
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Host: Sean Donahue, MA, LPC, CGP
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
"This group is for medical and mental health professionals around Portland. In this group you will be able to connect and receive support from others in the field in order to maintain your passion and energy for the work. We ..."
(503) 897-9843
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
"This group is for medical and mental health professionals around Portland. In this group you will be able to connect and receive support from others in the field in order to maintain your passion and energy for the work. We ..."
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Host: Aimee Frazier, MA
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97215
"Nature therapy, also known as Ecotherapy, allows us to connect with the natural world in therapeutic ways that improve our mental well-being. Join us for this outdoor group where we experience and explore the benefits of engaging with nature to ..."
(503) 468-4629
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97215
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"Nature therapy, also known as Ecotherapy, allows us to connect with the natural world in therapeutic ways that improve our mental well-being. Join us for this outdoor group where we experience and explore the benefits of engaging with nature to ..."
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Host: Mr. Douglas W Pullin, LCSW, LPC, LLC
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
"Dates in 2022: Thursdays 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3 and 3/10. Time: 6 PM – 7:25 PM Suggested donation: $135 (no one is turned away for lack of funds In this introductory class, the basic instruction in insight meditation will ..."
(503) 773-9872
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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"Dates in 2022: Thursdays 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3 and 3/10. Time: 6 PM – 7:25 PM Suggested donation: $135 (no one is turned away for lack of funds In this introductory class, the basic instruction in insight meditation will ..."
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Host: Sean Donahue, MA, LPC, CGP
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
"This group is for people in their 30s who have 'made it' but still experience a sense of dissatisfaction. Group members will have a career, material things and some friendships, but there remains an underlying question of "is this all ..."
(503) 897-9843
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
"This group is for people in their 30s who have 'made it' but still experience a sense of dissatisfaction. Group members will have a career, material things and some friendships, but there remains an underlying question of "is this all ..."

Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Portland. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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