Host: Andrea J. Wright Johnston, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 405-4321
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97201
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Host: Dino Paris, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
"The four pillars of the Men's Group are Support, Clarity, Challenge, and Accountability. The group is a unique environment where men feel safe to be vulnerable, discuss deep feelings with one another, and improve their lives with the help of ..."
(503) 567-5876
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
"The four pillars of the Men's Group are Support, Clarity, Challenge, and Accountability. The group is a unique environment where men feel safe to be vulnerable, discuss deep feelings with one another, and improve their lives with the help of ..."
Photo of Julia Perretta, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Julia Perretta, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97206
"A group focused on using mindfulness and meditation to create change in the world and in how we relate "
(503) 213-6255
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97206
"A group focused on using mindfulness and meditation to create change in the world and in how we relate "
Photo of Anna Schaum, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Anna Schaum, MA, LPC, TEP
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97210
"This group is the cutting edge for high functioning individuals seeking transformational personal growth, relational skill building, and leadership presence that can be applied personally and professionally. New group begins early 2019. Call for details. "
(971) 236-4186
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97210
"This group is the cutting edge for high functioning individuals seeking transformational personal growth, relational skill building, and leadership presence that can be applied personally and professionally. New group begins early 2019. Call for details. "
Photo of Robin L Magdahlen, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Robin L Magdahlen, MFT, RDT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
"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
"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 ..."
Photo of Steven P DeLugach, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mr. Steven P DeLugach, MS, LPC, CSAT-S
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 476-9557
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Photo of Jenene Belshe, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Host: Jenene Belshe, BS, CADCII, QMHA
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
"A weekly 90 minute support group to process ongoing recovery. "
(503) 749-9012
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
"A weekly 90 minute support group to process ongoing recovery. "
Photo of Sabrina Arnold
Host: Ms. Sabrina Arnold
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
"Open to trans women ages 25 to 40. Each group will begin with a check in, then a directive will be offered (meditation, creative task, creative writing, etc.) and will end leaving time to process. If using your insurance the ..."
(503) 461-1169
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
"Open to trans women ages 25 to 40. Each group will begin with a check in, then a directive will be offered (meditation, creative task, creative writing, etc.) and will end leaving time to process. If using your insurance the ..."
Photo of Renee Mahin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Renee Mahin, LCSW
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
"The group will meet weekly with a maximum of 8 women. It is open ended with a process oriented and mindfulness approach. The goal of the group is to help women effectively deal with relationships, transitions, grief/loss, personal/workplace stress, and ..."
(503) 376-8529
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
"The group will meet weekly with a maximum of 8 women. It is open ended with a process oriented and mindfulness approach. The goal of the group is to help women effectively deal with relationships, transitions, grief/loss, personal/workplace stress, and ..."
Photo of Ivana Maclay, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Ivana Maclay, NCC
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97221
"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
"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, ..."
Host: Dr. Claudelle R Glasgow, PsyD, PLLC
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
"This 4 week healing group is for black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) womxn and femmes who are engaged in the work of dismantling unhealthy patterns in our society, or who are in the healing vocational path. We are ..."
(312) 854-2081
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
"This 4 week healing group is for black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) womxn and femmes who are engaged in the work of dismantling unhealthy patterns in our society, or who are in the healing vocational path. We are ..."
Photo of Percy Hawkes, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Host: Percy Hawkes, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97206
"For all male-identified humans wishing to grow personally, support self and others in a safe, structured, facilitated group. How often do we get to be real and be supported in community? Come be a part of transformative sessions. Group therapy ..."
(801) 781-5870
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97206
"For all male-identified humans wishing to grow personally, support self and others in a safe, structured, facilitated group. How often do we get to be real and be supported in community? Come be a part of transformative sessions. Group therapy ..."
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Host: Ms. Anat Luce LeBlanc, MA
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
"A daylong experiential workshop offered several times a year. Through community gathering, sacred ritual and embodied movement Anat takes you on a musical journey uniquely designed to evoke and discover the multifaceted layers of grief, loss and connectedness. Come honor ..."
(503) 822-6532
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
"A daylong experiential workshop offered several times a year. Through community gathering, sacred ritual and embodied movement Anat takes you on a musical journey uniquely designed to evoke and discover the multifaceted layers of grief, loss and connectedness. Come honor ..."
Photo of Martha Darkins, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Martha Darkins, RN, LPC, CSAT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 451-6549
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
Photo of Whole Heart Counseling Services, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Maryjane Wilt, LPC, NCC, MAC, CSAT, MA Ed
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97213
"Various "
(971) 238-5110
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97213
"Various "
Photo of Kathryn Bereman-Skelly, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Kathryn Bereman-Skelly, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
"Supportive groups for mothers of infants and beyond. "
(971) 234-9531
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
"Supportive groups for mothers of infants and beyond. "
Photo of Catherine Fixe Chapin,
Host: Ms. Catherine Fixe Chapin, MSW, E-RYT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97213
"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
"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, ..."
Photo of Seth Chapman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Seth Chapman, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
"Professionally-facilitate d group psychotherapy can be an important aspect of treatment for men recovering from out-of-control sexual behavior. This specialized weekly treatment can help men regain control of sexual behavior, strengthen relationships, and maintain their personal vision of sexual health. ..."
(971) 351-1313
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
"Professionally-facilitate d group psychotherapy can be an important aspect of treatment for men recovering from out-of-control sexual behavior. This specialized weekly treatment can help men regain control of sexual behavior, strengthen relationships, and maintain their personal vision of sexual health. ..."
Host: Ms. Cornelia Taubmann - Clinical Hypnosis, BA, CHT, PgDip
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
"Let your mind go on a journey and experience hypnosis during this introductory class in hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is much more than just having someone stare at a pendulum, and it is even more than just hypnosis itself. Find out what ..."
(971) 351-3404
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
"Let your mind go on a journey and experience hypnosis during this introductory class in hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is much more than just having someone stare at a pendulum, and it is even more than just hypnosis itself. Find out what ..."
Photo of Catherine Lazen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mrs. Catherine Lazen, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97212
"Social/Emotional Skills Training is for children in grades k-12 who struggle to manage anxiety, initiate/sustain friendships, read social/emotional cues, communicate effectively, understand others' point of view (theory of mind), lose/win graciously or manage emotional reactivity/impulsivity. Groups are age-appropriate and play-based ..."
(503) 706-0560
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97212
"Social/Emotional Skills Training is for children in grades k-12 who struggle to manage anxiety, initiate/sustain friendships, read social/emotional cues, communicate effectively, understand others' point of view (theory of mind), lose/win graciously or manage emotional reactivity/impulsivity. Groups are age-appropriate and play-based ..."
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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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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.