Host: Percy Hawkes, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97206
"All queer folx, identities, and genders welcome. Especially welcoming fem, female, and transgender humans. We are a specialized population with unique needs, identities, life experiences, and challenges. Be in community and receive facilitated support, guided structured exercises, group reflections, and ..."
(801) 781-5870
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Portland, OR 97206
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"All queer folx, identities, and genders welcome. Especially welcoming fem, female, and transgender humans. We are a specialized population with unique needs, identities, life experiences, and challenges. Be in community and receive facilitated support, guided structured exercises, group reflections, and ..."
Host: Ms. Laney Kibel, LCSW
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
"This group is for men and women: * Who were adopted * Who may not have started the "search" * Are considering a search * Those who have been through their search for parents and birth families * Those who ..."
(971) 236-5012
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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"This group is for men and women: * Who were adopted * Who may not have started the "search" * Are considering a search * Those who have been through their search for parents and birth families * Those who ..."
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Host: Ms. Angela S Newburg, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97225
"We will spend the first 15 minutes of this group learning about ways to quiet the mind and turn off judgments. The next 1 hour or so will be spent painting and we will wrap up the group sharing about ..."
(503) 404-3427
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97225
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"We will spend the first 15 minutes of this group learning about ways to quiet the mind and turn off judgments. The next 1 hour or so will be spent painting and we will wrap up the group sharing about ..."
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Host: Martha Darkins, RN, LPC, CSAT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 451-6549
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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Host: Ms. Diane C Steinbrecher, LCSW, CHT, MSWAC
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 388-5760
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
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Host: Mrs. Elise Madeline Himes, MA
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
"I offer two different groups for those who identify LGBTQ+ and who are dealing with narcissistic abuse or domestic abuse. This can be from partners or family members (parents, siblings, etc.). You may still be in the relationship or you ..."
(503) 461-0543
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
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"I offer two different groups for those who identify LGBTQ+ and who are dealing with narcissistic abuse or domestic abuse. This can be from partners or family members (parents, siblings, etc.). You may still be in the relationship or you ..."
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Host: Ms. Stephanie F Winn, LMFT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
"I'm forming a support group for parents of youth with rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD) who have concerns about how gender ideology and medicalization are affecting their children. Relevant topics include adolescent mental health and developmental psychology; identity; social media; narratives, ..."
(844) 946-2130
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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"I'm forming a support group for parents of youth with rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD) who have concerns about how gender ideology and medicalization are affecting their children. Relevant topics include adolescent mental health and developmental psychology; identity; social media; narratives, ..."
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Host: Mr. Steve Hand, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
"Ongoing group for men specializing in relationship issues, life struggles, personal growth both intra and interpersonally. Common topics include relationship concerns, family life, job stress, addictions and other problem behaviours, identity work, and spirituality in various forms. "
(503) 404-3759
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
"Ongoing group for men specializing in relationship issues, life struggles, personal growth both intra and interpersonally. Common topics include relationship concerns, family life, job stress, addictions and other problem behaviours, identity work, and spirituality in various forms. "

LGBTQ+ Support Groups
We should make clear that not all the support groups listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in Portland or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in Portland or for a Portland gay support group these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly support groups plus gay support groups in Portland, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.



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.