Support Groups in Portland, OR

Staying Sober Men's Group
Hosted by Martha Darkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, LPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97239
(503) 451-6549 View (503) 451-6549
Reiki Meditation + Healing Circle
On the second Friday of every month, I hold a meditation and Reiki healing circle at my office in NW Portland. This is a donation-based and inclusive space. I believe energetic wellness is healthcare for the self, the community, and ...
Hosted by Satya Gaia Grace
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CHT, RM, TRY
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97209
On the second Friday of every month, I hold a meditation and Reiki healing circle at my office in NW Portland. This is a donation-based and inclusive space. I believe energetic wellness is healthcare for the self, the community, and ...
(503) 738-1633 View (503) 738-1633
Hello Me Therapy
We are a body-neutral, anti-diet, and HAES (Health at Every Size) aligned practice. ?Hello Me commonly works with those who have been impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, binge eating disorder, and have difficulties with maintaining health promoting behaviors.
Hosted by Megan "M" Lesowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC I
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97232
We are a body-neutral, anti-diet, and HAES (Health at Every Size) aligned practice. ?Hello Me commonly works with those who have been impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, binge eating disorder, and have difficulties with maintaining health promoting behaviors.
(503) 217-6669 View (503) 217-6669
Groups for Survivors of Trauma
These women only process groups are designed to give you a safe and confidential environment to heal from your trauma and will allow you to build a community of other survivors that have been through similar experiences. Group is appropriate ...
Hosted by Deborah Lyda High
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97227
These women only process groups are designed to give you a safe and confidential environment to heal from your trauma and will allow you to build a community of other survivors that have been through similar experiences. Group is appropriate ...
(503) 564-1904 View (503) 564-1904
Birchwood Counseling, LLC
Birchwood Counseling is a group therapy practice that focuses on offering evidence-based therapy with a warm touch. Our therapeutic services support healing from trauma with mental health treatment for individuals, couples, and groups. We also offer opportunities for family psychoeducation ...
Hosted by Cat Bice Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC-I
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97232
Birchwood Counseling is a group therapy practice that focuses on offering evidence-based therapy with a warm touch. Our therapeutic services support healing from trauma with mental health treatment for individuals, couples, and groups. We also offer opportunities for family psychoeducation ...
(971) 257-9201 View (971) 257-9201
Dream Group for Socially Anxious Humans
By delving into the realm of dreams, participants gain invaluable insights into themselves and others, opening doors to fresh perspectives and understanding. Members have the opportunity to explore hidden aspects of themselves with honesty and compassion. This process of self-discovery ...
Hosted by Naomi Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97215
By delving into the realm of dreams, participants gain invaluable insights into themselves and others, opening doors to fresh perspectives and understanding. Members have the opportunity to explore hidden aspects of themselves with honesty and compassion. This process of self-discovery ...
(503) 455-7595 View (503) 455-7595
Clinical Licensure Supervision for LPC interns
No Current Group Available but am accepting Individual Supervisees. Feel free to email me a jennifer@renewtherapynw.c om. Post Graduate Clinical Supervisor for LPC interns since 2011.
Hosted by Jennifer Jim
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97225
No Current Group Available but am accepting Individual Supervisees. Feel free to email me a jennifer@renewtherapynw.c om. Post Graduate Clinical Supervisor for LPC interns since 2011.
(971) 224-7300 View (971) 224-7300
Adult ADHD Group
A safe space for adults with ADHD. Explore your thoughts and feelings related to ADHD issues. Learn strategies for better life management. Receive counseling and skills development in a supportive environment.
Hosted by Shannon Mason
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97221
A safe space for adults with ADHD. Explore your thoughts and feelings related to ADHD issues. Learn strategies for better life management. Receive counseling and skills development in a supportive environment.
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Men's Groups
These groups draw from the work of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Robert Bly, and others to explore the masculine psyche and issues relevant to all men including purpose, grief, shame, initiation, ancestry, spirituality, relationships, and more. Each week is different ...
Hosted by Alex Harrison
Pre-Licensed Professional, QMHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97215
These groups draw from the work of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Robert Bly, and others to explore the masculine psyche and issues relevant to all men including purpose, grief, shame, initiation, ancestry, spirituality, relationships, and more. Each week is different ...
(971) 251-4769 View (971) 251-4769
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Coping Skills Group
Let's connect via teletherapy. In this 75 minutes online weekly group, you will learn skills that promote emotional regulation, strengthening relationships, getting through difficult times and mindfulness practices.
Hosted by Cary Lazara Coll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97213
Let's connect via teletherapy. In this 75 minutes online weekly group, you will learn skills that promote emotional regulation, strengthening relationships, getting through difficult times and mindfulness practices.
(971) 351-0347 View (971) 351-0347
Movement Based Expressive Art Therapy
Please email me @ wrenandersonlcsw@gmail.co m for more information and start dates.
Hosted by Wren Christine Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97213
Please email me @ wrenandersonlcsw@gmail.co m for more information and start dates.
(971) 414-3413 View (971) 414-3413
RO DBT Skills Group
Hosted by Mary J DiOrio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97205
(971) 832-9986 View (971) 832-9986
Mastering Anxiety Online Group 03/06 – 05/01/2024
Mastering Anxiety: An online 9-week therapy group helps members gain tools to manage their anxiety by teaching the principles of Mindfulness, CBT, and the polyvagal theory. This group mixes art therapy, somatic awareness and psychoeducation to group members. Group members ...
Hosted by Celine Elise Redfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR, EFT, MP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97232
Mastering Anxiety: An online 9-week therapy group helps members gain tools to manage their anxiety by teaching the principles of Mindfulness, CBT, and the polyvagal theory. This group mixes art therapy, somatic awareness and psychoeducation to group members. Group members ...
(503) 837-3478 View (503) 837-3478
Social/Emotional Skills Training
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 ...
Hosted by Catherine Lazen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
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 View (503) 706-0560
Healing Through: survivors of childhood trauma
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 ...
Hosted by Lauren Summer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97211
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 View (971) 256-8351
www.portlandhearingvoices.net
Portland Hearing Voices is a community group to promote mental diversity. We create public education, discussion groups, training, and community support related to hearing voices, seeing visions, and having unusual beliefs and sensory experiences often labeled as psychosis, bipolar, mania, ...
Hosted by Will Hall
MA, DiplPW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97210
Portland Hearing Voices is a community group to promote mental diversity. We create public education, discussion groups, training, and community support related to hearing voices, seeing visions, and having unusual beliefs and sensory experiences often labeled as psychosis, bipolar, mania, ...
(510) 990-9767 View (510) 990-9767
Empowered Ethical Non Monogamy
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 ...
Hosted by Justine Cuthbertson (Accepting New Clients)
Clinical Social Work Associate
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97217
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 View (541) 625-1982
FREE Queer and (or) Trans Drop-In Support Group
This is a free drop-in group open to those who are over 18 that live in Oregon, and who identify as part of the LGBTQIA2+ community, or are exploring gender expression and/or queer identity. This group meets virtually every week ...
Hosted by Connective Therapy Collective
Treatment Center
Not Verified Not Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97215
This is a free drop-in group open to those who are over 18 that live in Oregon, and who identify as part of the LGBTQIA2+ community, or are exploring gender expression and/or queer identity. This group meets virtually every week ...
(503) 744-7311 View (503) 744-7311
Mohandessi Psych, LLC Portland Office
Office hours 9 am to 5 pm by appointment only
Hosted by Soroush Mohandessi
Psychiatrist, MD, FAPA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97205
Office hours 9 am to 5 pm by appointment only
(971) 715-2826 View (971) 715-2826
Recovery support, Communication, Self Compassion
A weekly 90 minute support group to process ongoing recovery.
Hosted by Jenene Belshe
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, CADCII, QMHA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97202
A weekly 90 minute support group to process ongoing recovery.
(503) 749-9012 View (503) 749-9012

FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Portland?

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.