Support Groups in Bend, OR

The MasterClass - for couples and singles
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 ...
Hosted by Jane Guyn
PhD, CPSC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97701
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 View (541) 283-1972
Mastering the Moment: Mindfully Addressing Habits
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 ...
Hosted by Tara Renee Breitenbucher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97701
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 View (541) 639-4707
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Children (SPACE)
Offered Virtually and In Person. These classes help parents balance supporting their children with their anxiety but also instill confidence and independence in their children. We cover education about anxiety, ways parents respond to anxiety, and set goals for parents ...
Hosted by Ashley Niemeyer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97702
Offered Virtually and In Person. These classes help parents balance supporting their children with their anxiety but also instill confidence and independence in their children. We cover education about anxiety, ways parents respond to anxiety, and set goals for parents ...
(760) 642-6357 View (760) 642-6357
Self-Empowerment/Boundaries for MiddleSchool Girls
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 ...
Hosted by Shannon M. Kearney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97703
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 View (541) 359-4262
Connections
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 ...
Hosted by FLUID Community, Inc. - Devora Moon Holland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97701
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 View (503) 567-2611
eating disorder Recovery
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 ...
Hosted by Nancy J Curfman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CTRS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97701
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 View (541) 504-6581
Group Therapy
Learn about yourself in the context of the group. Practice and refine your relationship skills. Get clear and direct feedback from this experiential group that meets weekly. Small group of 4-5 individuals. Please speak with Nirmal to determine which group ...
Hosted by Nirmal Conforti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97701
Learn about yourself in the context of the group. Practice and refine your relationship skills. Get clear and direct feedback from this experiential group that meets weekly. Small group of 4-5 individuals. Please speak with Nirmal to determine which group ...
(541) 234-8137 View (541) 234-8137
Somatic Embodiment Group
Learn to be in your body in a whole new way with a highly experienced, licensed therapist! If you struggle with the issues I mention on my profile, this group is for you! Learn the somatic skills I teach you ...
Hosted by Jenna Pacelli - Bend Trauma Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHHC, RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97703
Learn to be in your body in a whole new way with a highly experienced, licensed therapist! If you struggle with the issues I mention on my profile, this group is for you! Learn the somatic skills I teach you ...
(458) 200-4086 View (458) 200-4086
Crescent Counseling (Oregon)
At Crescent Counseling, we are passionate about supporting people through their healing process by providing a safe environment to grow, find purpose and meaning in life, and develop deeper connections. We are excited to offer in person counseling in Bend, ...
Hosted by Savannah Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97702
At Crescent Counseling, we are passionate about supporting people through their healing process by providing a safe environment to grow, find purpose and meaning in life, and develop deeper connections. We are excited to offer in person counseling in Bend, ...
(458) 221-9995 View (458) 221-9995
Mindfulness Stress Reduction
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 ...
Hosted by Ray Gertler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97702
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 View (541) 854-0972
Motiv8 Whole Health Program starting Jan. 27 2024
Do you have a health concern and believe your physical health would improve with more support? There is something about a shared experience that brings people together. Join 8 others to explore the 8 domains of whole health and how ...
Hosted by Jennifer Murphy In Person Openings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC II, CPT, RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97702
Do you have a health concern and believe your physical health would improve with more support? There is something about a shared experience that brings people together. Join 8 others to explore the 8 domains of whole health and how ...
(503) 386-0218 View (503) 386-0218
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Groups
DBT skills training is typically delivered in a group format and is focused on enhancing your child's capabilities by teaching them behavioral skills. The group is run like a class where the group leader teaches the skills and assigns homework ...
Hosted by Embark Behavioral Health
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97701
DBT skills training is typically delivered in a group format and is focused on enhancing your child's capabilities by teaching them behavioral skills. The group is run like a class where the group leader teaches the skills and assigns homework ...
(458) 241-5990 View (458) 241-5990
Bend Counseling & Biofeedback
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 ...
Hosted by Bend Counseling & Biofeedback
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97703
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 View (541) 241-7365
Drumming Circles
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 ...
Hosted by Holistic Therapy Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, NBCCH, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97702
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 View (541) 359-3860
Coming Home to the Body after Trauma
After experiencing trauma, the body can feel like an unsafe vessel. Protectively, our bodies can become numb, and we can dissociate, turning away from the bodily experience, and describing our emotions using the mind rather than the body. The caveat ...
Hosted by Jessica (Jess) Marcev
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97701
After experiencing trauma, the body can feel like an unsafe vessel. Protectively, our bodies can become numb, and we can dissociate, turning away from the bodily experience, and describing our emotions using the mind rather than the body. The caveat ...
(458) 235-4475 View (458) 235-4475
Parent peer group
Becoming a parent is no easy feat. This group is for moms + dads with babes
Hosted by Adeline Holter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97701
Becoming a parent is no easy feat. This group is for moms + dads with babes
(541) 293-1783 View (541) 293-1783
Neurotribe (Zoom)
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 ...
Hosted by Kiana Kurzynowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCOUN, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97703
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 View (458) 216-5427
Body-centered experiential movement group.
This group works on a 10-week, 1-hour session basis. The group is somatic and mindfulness-based incorporating Gestalt, Core-Energetics, and Authentic Movement activities. The intention is for participants to develop a tolerance for staying with body sensations, exploring reactions, and having ...
Hosted by Ofelia Sanchez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97702
This group works on a 10-week, 1-hour session basis. The group is somatic and mindfulness-based incorporating Gestalt, Core-Energetics, and Authentic Movement activities. The intention is for participants to develop a tolerance for staying with body sensations, exploring reactions, and having ...
(458) 217-6107 View (458) 217-6107
Integration Support Group Starting January 16
Starting Tuesday January 16! Powerful, perspective-shifting experiences come to us from many different angles. Spiritual awakenings, psychedelic experiences, dreams, somatic releases, and many others can offer profound shifts in our awareness. Oftentimes, these transformative encounters do not have the space, ...
Hosted by Broken Top Counseling
Treatment Center, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97703
Starting Tuesday January 16! Powerful, perspective-shifting experiences come to us from many different angles. Spiritual awakenings, psychedelic experiences, dreams, somatic releases, and many others can offer profound shifts in our awareness. Oftentimes, these transformative encounters do not have the space, ...
(458) 235-4286 View (458) 235-4286
Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group
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 ...
Hosted by Michele Freeman Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bend, OR 97701
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 View (541) 638-0225
FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Bend?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.