Support Groups in Portland, OR

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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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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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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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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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Productivity Coaching Group
PhD
"Small-Group Coaching: Three-Month Program. More info and sign up here: http://bit.ly/Progroup "
(503) 451-3078
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97204
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Men's Support and Interpersonal Process Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This group is designed for men seeking greater self-understanding and more satisfying personal relationships. The format includes psycho-education about men's issues within the context of mutual support and interpersonal process (what's happening in the group here-and-now). The group aims to ..."
(503) 567-2842
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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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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Healthy Relationships: Untangling Codependency
LPC Intern, MA
Verified
Verified
"This group focuses on untangling codependent dynamics by better understanding the indirect ways we seek to get our needs met. This may benefit those who recognize that there are unhealthy dynamics operating under the surface of a relationship(s) in their ..."
(971) 251-4873
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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Supervision support group
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified
Verified
"I am trained as a Counseling Psychologist with a specialty in family therapy and I have been teaching and supervising clinical training in counseling and family therapy since 2000 as full time faculty at various universities in the country including ..."
(443) 214-3166
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
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Beyond Control: Recovery from Spiritual Abuse
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, NCC, CRC
Verified
Verified
"This 8-week online process group is designed for adults who have experienced spiritual abuse in religious communities or cults. A free, pre-group Zoom meeting is required in order to ensure the group is a good fit for you. Members can ..."
(503) 782-5569
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97216
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Dream Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Meets for 2 hours one time per week for 10 weeks beginning February 23, 2019. Cost is $300. Jungian approach group process to help each participant find meaning in what the unconscious is saying about present circumstances. With permission, an ..."
(971) 803-3641
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
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Body Positivity
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
"A woman's online support group that allows women to talk to other women about body positivity shares experiences and concerns about the challenges and barriers of being positive towards one body. Nad?ge Petrie will lead the group with assistance from ..."
(458) 236-5889
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
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Tai Chi for Arthritis
Psychologist, PhD, SEP
Verified
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
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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
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Groups for Survivors of Trauma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"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
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97227
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Yoga and Mindfulness group for Children
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Yoga and Mindfulness for children, focusing on concentration and calming skills through fun yoga adventures and mindful meditation. "
(503) 766-4895
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97221
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Radical Resilience, Wellness, and Self-Care
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
"We'll come together in virtual space to create community and bring about lasting change and real results. Using the latest research and practices, we will learn how to address stress and burnout and access relief. Each week will feature a ..."
(503) 782-9457
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97206
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Parenting Groups
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPH
Verified
Verified
"I often run groups based on Connected Parenting and utilize Parenting From the Inside Out and The Whole Brain Child among others. Please contact me to find out if we have an upcoming group. "
(503) 676-6669
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
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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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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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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.