Host: Alaina Boyle, MA, LMHCA
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy used to treat a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma. This group will focus on building skills in emotional regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and communication ..."
(206) 258-7542
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Seattle, WA 98112
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"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy used to treat a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma. This group will focus on building skills in emotional regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and communication ..."
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Host: Dr. Hillary Locke, PsyD
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
"*I plan to launch a new telehealth relationship group in 2022 for adults* This group provides an inclusive and affirming space to practice new roles and learn novel responses to old problems, enact past, present, and future scenes and unlearn ..."
(206) 203-3430
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Seattle, WA 98112
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"*I plan to launch a new telehealth relationship group in 2022 for adults* This group provides an inclusive and affirming space to practice new roles and learn novel responses to old problems, enact past, present, and future scenes and unlearn ..."
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Host: Amelia Upton, MA, LMFTA, MHP
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
"This group will meet 2 times per month on Saturday afternoons. The group will last for 3 hours, with breaks included. The focus on the group is to build and expand on each teen's sense of self-worth and understanding of ..."
(206) 672-0850
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Seattle, WA 98103
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"This group will meet 2 times per month on Saturday afternoons. The group will last for 3 hours, with breaks included. The focus on the group is to build and expand on each teen's sense of self-worth and understanding of ..."
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Host: Jack Rushall, MA, LMHCA
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
"This group fuses cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and art therapy to ask: Why are you addicted to sex hook up apps, and what does life look like without them? This is a necessary space for queer men to engage in group storytelling ..."
(206) 965-8652
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Seattle, WA 98104
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"This group fuses cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and art therapy to ask: Why are you addicted to sex hook up apps, and what does life look like without them? This is a necessary space for queer men to engage in group storytelling ..."
Host: Mr. Matthew Nordin, MSW, LSWAIC, MHP
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
"If you'd like to meet other LGBTQ+ people in the Seattle area (virtually for the time being), please let me know. I have several people interested in starting an LGBTQ+ group to talk about coming out, relationships, minority stress, and ..."
(206) 558-0312
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
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"If you'd like to meet other LGBTQ+ people in the Seattle area (virtually for the time being), please let me know. I have several people interested in starting an LGBTQ+ group to talk about coming out, relationships, minority stress, and ..."
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Host: Mercedes Acedo
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
"Sexual addiction is a prevailing problem among queer men. Still, few realize they’re suffering from the effects of spending too much time on a hookup app, such as Grindr or Scruff. These apps also have consequences, such as risky sexual ..."
(206) 488-1706
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Seattle, WA 98104
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"Sexual addiction is a prevailing problem among queer men. Still, few realize they’re suffering from the effects of spending too much time on a hookup app, such as Grindr or Scruff. These apps also have consequences, such as risky sexual ..."
Host: Mr. B. Bartja Wachtel, MSW, LICSW, MHP, CMHS
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
"STARTING JULY 2021. Metta-Men is a web/mindfulness-based psychoeducational peer support group that is Anti-Ableist, Gender-Queer, Anti-Racist, Body-Kink-Sex-Positive; for male-identifying persons, committed to deconstructing internalized supremacy around gender, sexual and racial identity and expression, including broader relationship models and consent. Committed ..."
(206) 538-2935
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Seattle, WA 98103
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"STARTING JULY 2021. Metta-Men is a web/mindfulness-based psychoeducational peer support group that is Anti-Ableist, Gender-Queer, Anti-Racist, Body-Kink-Sex-Positive; for male-identifying persons, committed to deconstructing internalized supremacy around gender, sexual and racial identity and expression, including broader relationship models and consent. Committed ..."
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Host: Mercedes Acedo
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
"How is your sexual orientation or gender identity affecting your emotional health? Are you keeping your sexual or gender identity a secret from everyone? Including you? The group is designed to help you through problems relating to the coming out ..."
(206) 488-1706
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"How is your sexual orientation or gender identity affecting your emotional health? Are you keeping your sexual or gender identity a secret from everyone? Including you? The group is designed to help you through problems relating to the coming out ..."

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 Seattle 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 Seattle or for a Seattle 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 Seattle, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.



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