Support Groups in Bend, OR

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Women's Relationship Recovery Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CTHP, CLC
Verified
"Before you enter into another relationship, learn from your last one. Discover underlying patterns that unconsciously sabotage your relationships and learn to trust yourself again. This 9-week group is designed to help you move through the end of what you ..."
(541) 209-5366 
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Parent peer group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC, PMH-C
Verified
"Becoming a parent is no easy feat. This group is for moms + dads with babes "
(541) 293-1783 
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Queer Teens Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
"Sign up now! We meet online every other Tuesday at 4 for 12 weeks. Sign up closes 2/18. "
(458) 217-8199 
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College/Young Adults Support Group
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
"If you are a college student or young adult and needing some extra support during these new and different times, this group is for you! We will discuss topics related to stress, anxiety, depression, coping skills, time management, body image, ..."
(855) 429-0085 
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Bend Counseling & Biofeedback
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
"We are able to give you fast and effective results using our unique approach. We address and treat both the psychological and physiological aspects of who you are. The result of this combined approach is that you move faster and ..."
(541) 241-7365 
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Mastering the Moment: Mindfully Addressing Habits
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
"Mastering the Moment is an 8-week online series exploring a mindfulness approach to unwanted habits. Changing your relationship to unwanted habits using a mindfulness-like approach by exploring the circumstances, emotional triggers, and behaviors around your habit; creating a way to ..."
(541) 639-4707 
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Neurotribe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCOUN, LPC
Verified
"Learning about and exploring our neurodivergent brains through resource sharing, group discussions, and interactive engagement. The goal for this group is to better understand the strengths and challenges of neurodivergence through skills practice, sharing "hacks", validating each other's experiences, learning ..."
(458) 216-5427 
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Food & Feelings Group
LPC Intern, MA, LPC-I, NCC
Verified
(458) 203-3027 
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Bend, OR 97703
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Connections
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This 12-week psycho-educational workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn and practice new skills in a supportive environment with peers invested in personal growth. Based on the work of Brene Brown, participants learn to recognize shame as a universal experience ..."
(503) 567-2611 
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Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
"Support group for individuals who have PH and their caregivers. The group is part social and part educational. We bring in experts in the field to cover subjects from exercise and diet, oxygen and traveling with PH to medication and ..."
(541) 638-0225 
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eating disorder Recovery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CTRS
Verified
"I offer two hour outpatient groups that use evidence based recovery tools for eating disorders and related issues. Max 8 in group; Bulimia, Anorexia and Obesity. Phase 1 and phase 2 groups. You may chose to be in a group ..."
(541) 504-6581 
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Emotionally Healthy Relationships starts 4/4/22
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Stop waiting for people to treat you the way you want, learn to command the respect you deserve. Each week there will be a short mediation practice to help you explore a difficult topic in your life. Gain tools to ..."
(541) 234-8137 
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Mindfulness Stress Reduction
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction group teaching mindfulness meditation. Assists in teaching people to better take care of themselves and to encourage an active response to chronic illness, pain, anxiety, depression, and other stressors in your life. CDs and practice guide ..."
(541) 854-0972 
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Self-Empowerment/Boundaries for MiddleSchool Girls
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This is an 8 Week Therapy Group for Middle School Girls. In this time of Sexual Harassment towards girls and women, girls will learn tools to handle unwanted physical and emotional advances. This is a Psychoeducational and Experiential Group where ..."
(541) 359-4262 
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Drumming Circles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, NBCCH, NCC
Verified
"Individual and small group circles. An invitation to address emotional and physical trauma through sound and self-exploration. A compassionate space to address chronic health issues by enhancing insight, adding clarity to treatment goals, and honoring needed grief work by sharing ..."
(541) 359-3860 
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The MasterClass - for couples and singles
PhD, CPSC
"10-week powerful, comprehensive men and women's groups for couples and singles who want to decrease sexual shame and increase sexual confidence. Your will learn how to please each other with confidence but more importantly, you'll figure out how to want ..."
(541) 283-1972 
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Pulmonary Hypertension Online Caregiver Support
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
"Monthly online support group call for caregivers of individuals with PH. Each month we have a different topic such as self care, anxiety and depression, patient advocacy, balancing work, family and caregiving, and financial concerns. Go to https://phassociation.org . Click ..."
(541) 638-0225 
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Mindful Self-Compassion
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion and teach core principles and practices that enable you to respond to difficult moments with kindness, care, and understanding. Includes meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practice "
(541) 854-0972 
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Bend, OR 97702
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Weekend food body workshops
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CTRS
Verified
"Friday and Sat Retreats: (Offered Quarterly) to find lasting peace with body and food.Creative and Effective Approach that brings relief, hope and helpful strategies for change. Safe, caring and soothing environment. Even some laughter! "
(541) 504-6581 
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Adult Support Group
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
"If you are an adult and needing some extra support during these new and different times, this group is for you! We will discuss topics on stress, anxiety, depression, coping skills, body image, dating/relationships, boundaries, self-esteem, communication, emotions and more. ..."
(855) 429-0085 
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Bend 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 Bend 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 Bend 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 Bend 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 Bend 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.