Support Groups in Portland, OR

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Separation/Divorce Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MFT, RDT
Verified
Verified
"The ending of an important relationship can leave us feeling depressed and lonely. Embarking on a new life can feel overwhelming. In this 8 week group in a safe and supportive environment we explore unresolved feelings through a variety of ..."
(503) 766-5714
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
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Recovery support, Communication, Self Compassion
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, CADCII, QMHA
Verified
Verified
"A weekly 90 minute support group to process ongoing recovery. "
(503) 749-9012
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
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Men's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"This is an opportunity to express your feelings and concerns in a safe environment. The primary focus is to stay with what's alive in the moment. I will offer exercises to help develop a sense of bodily felt awareness of ..."
(213) 205-2773
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
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Women's Post-Natal Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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Sexual addiction group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"For individuals dealing with sexual addiction. Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate through the Internatiional Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. IITAP and Dr. Patrick Carnes' "Recovery Start Kit". Utilize group therapy to deal with the complex factors involved with ..."
(360) 450-4373
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97280
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Addiction
Counselor, QMHPC, CADClll
Verified
Verified
"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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Parenting with Collaboration & Empathy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CYT
Verified
Verified
"(EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP, NOT A THERAPY GROUP) For parents desiring stronger & more meaningful relationships with their kids & supporting their kids' developing more insight & skills for self-control, self-expression, & relating to others. Derived from presenter's experience using Collaborative Problem ..."
(971) 351-0492
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
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Arrival Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
(503) 563-7407
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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Helping Professionals Process Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGP
Verified
Verified
"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
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Adult Anxiety Group
Treatment Center
Verified
Verified
"This group is open to anyone 18 and older who struggle with any form of anxiety. "
(503) 822-6419
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
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Hold Me Tight®Portland Couples Workshop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Hold Me Tight®Portland is a 2 day Couples Workshop designed to help couples rebuild trust, support, and intimacy while learning needed skills to repair conflict and have difficult conversations. Visit www.holdmetightportland.c om to register and for more information: "
(503) 298-9219
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97227
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Not accepting new clients
Photo of Cindy Brodner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
8 Week Dream Exploration Group 1/31-3/21/2022
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Explore your psyche through the endless creativity of the dream world. Together we will cultivate a dynamic relationship between our waking and dreaming realities, helping us to re-imagine the life we want to create for ourselves and our communities . ..."
(503) 967-3028
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
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Resourcing with the Elements
MSW, E-RYT
"This group provides participants the opportunity to explore ways to connect to the elements of Ether, Water, Wind, Fire and Earth as a source of wisdom and support/resourcing. We will use ceremony & altar; breath & sound; movement & acupressure, ..."
(503) 461-5174
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97213
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Healing Through: survivors of childhood trauma
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Did you experience trauma in childhood? From divorced parents, bullying, or sexual trauma, to living with a parent with substance abuse or mental illness, adverse childhood experiences can often leave us lacking the closeness we want in our relationships or ..."
(971) 256-8351
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97211
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Empowered Ethical Non Monogamy
Clinical Social Work Associate
Verified
Verified
"Whether you are becoming interested in ethical non-monogamy or have been practicing for a while, navigating relationships can be confusing, overwhelming and challenging. In this group we support one another in unpacking our experiences and learning healthy dynamics, in order ..."
(541) 625-1982
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97217
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Self Exploration Through SoulCollage®
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"SoulCollage® is a self care process that uses images collaged together on 8"x5" cards to create a personal visual journal. Over time one may develop a deck of cards. These cards call upon your inner wisdom to explore the many ..."
(978) 415-9926
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97215
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NeuStart Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, PMHNP
Verified
Verified
(541) 803-2466
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
Waitlist for new clients
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DBT Skills for Adults (Virtual)
MA
"*All virtual* Enrollment is open and our next group starts on February 6th. With our Online DBT Group Course, you'll receive access to our complete DBT Masterclass, but you'll also have the support of an entire group of peers. In ..."
(503) 461-0547
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
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Not accepting new clients
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Man Up: A weekly process group for men
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified
Verified
"[The group is currently full, but reach out if would like to be notified when we have openings.] As men, it can be challenging to know how to have authentic and emotionally intimate relationships with other men. This ongoing group ..."
(971) 260-9551
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
Waitlist for new clients
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Mindful Eating Awareness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Ed, LPC
Verified
Verified
"In this group members will learn Mindfulness skills focused on increasing food enjoyment, developing hunger and fullness awareness, and reducing negative emotions related to food and eating. We will explore the many factors influencing your relationship with food and eating, ..."
(503) 436-6575
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
Waitlist for new clients


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.

Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Portland 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 Portland 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.