Support Groups in Portland, OR

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Treatment Center
Verified
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, ..."
(503) 850-0283 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97215
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MBSR for Teens and Young Adults
MSW, CALC, CYLC, ACC
"A transformative 8 Week Course designed for teens and young adults who are struggling with anxiety. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR-T) has been shown to reduce stress, decrease symptoms associated with anxiety, and increase self-compassion, self-esteem, concentration, self-efficacy, and coping ..."
(503) 822-6124 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
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Controlling Anger by Managing Yourself
Counselor, MA, MAC, CADCIII, QMHP, abd
Verified
"This is an ongoing group for learning why losing control of one's emotions and letting anger become a chronic problem is not what you want to do. The consequences can be disastrous. This is CBT approach to learning how to ..."
(503) 914-4627 
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97227
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Aging, Menopause, and Sex for Women
MBA, PhD
"The issues women face with menopause and bodily changes with aging that influence sex. Group size is limited to eight participants. "
(503) 917-3785 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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Chronic Illness &Environmental issue support group
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
"This group has been created to support those individuals isolated due to chronic illness or environmental allergens. We come together via video chat and support each other, telling our stories and hearing from others. Support is also given to those ..."
(503) 406-6802 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97206
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Clinical Consultation for Therapists
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"Consultation for therapists (social work, psychology, psychiatry, counseling, marriage & family) wanting a private, supportive environment, with an experienced clinician, to review cases, explore counter-transference, professional, diversity issues & enhance clinical self. Building group of 6 members. Individual consultation available ..."
(503) 461-1178 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
Not accepting new clients
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Tai Chi for Arthritis
Psychologist, PhD, SEP
Verified
"I teach a gentle, short form of T'ai Chi that is appropriate for anyone who seeks a style that is easy on the joints. I'm currently teaching an in-person Tai Chi for Arthritis class for adults 55+ years of age ..."
(503) 567-4327 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
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Heart of Freedom Mindfulness Meditation on Zoom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LLC
Verified
"This drop-in class is offered on a donation basis and is open to anyone interested in learning how to mindfully meditate, or deepen practice. It includes guided and silent sitting in the practice. It also includes a talk on topics ..."
(503) 773-9872 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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Trans* & Gender Questioning Youth Group (2/25-4/1)
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
"Would you like a place to share your experience and meet other gender non-conforming youth? A safe space for trans and gender questioning youth ages 13-17 to meet others and share their experiences through art therapy, story telling, and psychoeducation. ..."
(503) 660-3639 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
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Parenting with Collaboration & Empathy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CYT
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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Men's Group
Counselor, MA
"This is a group designed specifically for men who are feeling stuck in their lives professionally or personally. It offers a collaborative and supportive environment. NOTE THIS GROUP HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND A NEW ONE WILL BE FORMING SHORTLY. PLEASE LET ..."
(503) 564-0130 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
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women and pregnancy
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MCFT, LMFTI, #R4539
Verified
"Your body, identity, relationships and chemistry are just several changes that are occurring. Pregnancy holds many meanings and this group will provide a safe place to learn and share with other women. If you are trying to become pregnant, are ..."
(530) 918-4314 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97212
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Mindful Clay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
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
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Support Group for Physicians
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"I run an educational support group for physicians that focuses on problem solving communication difficulties with patients, clinical interviewing skills, self-care skills, and peer support. It is an effective way to improve clinical communication and problem skills, improve stress reduction ..."
(503) 894-3068 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
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Helping Professionals Process Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGP
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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Ritualized Grief Support
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
"Starting January 2022: This IN PERSON group is for adults (18 and up) of all genders who desire a safe container to process grief & loss from the personal and collective impacts of Covid-19. Based on Francis Weller's book, "The ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
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Staying Sober Men's Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, LPC, CSAT
Verified
(503) 451-6549 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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Mindfulness In Everyday Life
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, MSWAC
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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Dual Diagnosis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCIII, CGAC I
Verified
"A safe, therapeutic group environment for those clients who experience both mental health and substance use issues. Reduce mental health symptoms and maintain sobriety through behavior modification. Clients will learn coping skills and practice mindfulness using a cognitive behavioral therapy ..."
(971) 601-3007 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
Not accepting new clients
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The Daring Way(tm)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CDWF
Verified
(971) 256-8095 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239


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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.