Support Groups in Portland, OR

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Gottman Couples workshop
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC
Verified
Verified
"This program is based upon the New York Times best seller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman.This 7-hour workshop is designed to strengthen your relationships. You learn which behaviors are helpful and harmful to your relationship, ..."
(971) 248-2689
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
Waitlist for new clients
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Hiking Therapy Group- (Waitlist until May, 2023)
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
"This outdoor-based, physically- active group combines group therapy with hiking ~ 2 miles in the forested park setting to reduce anxiety and depression and improve overall mental wellness. Group time is structured and includes check ins, learning and practicing coping ..."
(503) 468-4629
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
Waitlist for new clients
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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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Clinical Group Supervision (BIPOC group too)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"CSWA & LPCA/LMFT: This supervision group is open to self-identified BIPOC clinicians. "
(971) 299-7911
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97230
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Mindfulness In Everyday Life
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, MSWAC
Verified
Verified
"Mindfulness is an age-old practice to alleviate human suffering. Current research shows its usefulness in our lives by alleviating stress, anxiety, fear, and thinking patterns that are critical and judging. Mindfulness In Everyday Life is an ongoing group that cultivates ..."
(503) 388-5760
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
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Stress Buster
BCH, CI, NLP, BWRT , MEd
"There is no way to get away from stress. But you can make peace with it and learn how to use it to benefit yourself. Join this small group for 1.5 hours a week for 4 weeks and learn centering ..."
(503) 558-6883
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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Mohandessi Psych, LLC Portland Office
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified
Verified
(971) 715-2826
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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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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Weekly Men's Process Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
"The mission of these ongoing weekly process group is for men to support and challenge each other to be the best possible person they can be in their lives. Initial 3 month commitment required. Online until Oregon mask mandate is ..."
(971) 306-5805
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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Recovery Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Next group forming soon. Anyone who is struggling with addictive behaviors of any kind, relationship struggles or inability to break out of patterns could be a great fit for this group. The focus varies as the group desires and needs. ..."
(971) 205-2892
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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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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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AAMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
(503) 405-4321
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97201
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Living Healthy, Co-Occurring Disorders Group
Psychiatrist, MD, SAP, MRO
Verified
Verified
"The Living Healthy Group at Bridgetown Recovery & Mental Health Services is conducted by licensed therapists and addresses the identification of protective factors which sustain long term recovery from relapse of chemical addiction and co-occurring mental health symptoms. Join our ..."
(503) 563-7207
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97215
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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
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Teen Grief Group: Parent Loss, Long-Term Illness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Connect with others who get it: Curated specifically for teens who have lost a parent from a long term illness. Facilitated by a down-to-earth licensed professional counselor who specializes in grief to allow safe and comfortable processing, not just a ..."
(503) 743-7268
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
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Monthly Meet Up: Self care for psychologists
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"A once a month meet up for psychologists to discuss the increasingly challenging task of holding space for our clients in these emotionally intense times. The one hour time will allow for discussion and integration of yoga, breathing, and meditation ..."
(833) 831-7259
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97213
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Dharma Book Study Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, (Ca)
Verified
Verified
"We'll be working out of the book “In Love with the World” by Mingyur Rinpoche. The book describes Rinpoche's adventures after leaving his monastery in 2011 and also profound applications of the Buddha’s teachings - including the Tibetan bardo teachings. ..."
(503) 567-1838
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97206
Not accepting new clients
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Chronic Pain Support Group - Online via Telehealth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Are you ready to make some changes in your relationship with chronic pain? Connect with others who are facing similar challenges and boost your efforts. Learn new strategies, share successes and confront obstacles, with support from people who get it. ..."
(503) 386-0541
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97266
Not accepting new clients
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Mindful Clay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Learn the basics of ceramics from wheel throwing to handbuilding, and mindfulness practices over six weeks. Each three hour meeting will include a ceramic demonstration, mindfulness practices that incorporate clay, and a reflection session in which participants discuss their experiences ..."
(503) 405-4434
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97211


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.