Support Groups in Portland, OR

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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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Body Image
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Learn to develop a relationship with your body that will provide you a secure base for wherever life takes you. Please check out my website for more information on upcoming groups. "
(971) 298-8460
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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Helping Professionals Process Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGP
Verified
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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Touched by Adoption- for Adults adopted as Childre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This group is for men and women: * Who were adopted * Who may not have started the "search" * Are considering a search * Those who have been through their search for parents and birth families * Those who ..."
(971) 236-5012
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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Women and Femmes of Color
LPC Intern, MS, NCC
Verified
Verified
"What would it feel like to visit a healing space every week and be supported by other women & femmes of color? How would your life and relationships be better if you could share your inner experiences with folks who ..."
(971) 340-2665
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97215
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Pursuit of Happiness
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
"This group explores and supports the development of scientifically proven methods to increasing the quality of your life. The purpose of this group is to impart happiness life hacks that have been rigorously researched and empirically proven, then to individualize ..."
(971) 206-6263
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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Group Counseling for Women in Mid-Life
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
"For women experiencing a time of change and flux: physical aging and changes in family life can influence a renewed drive for meaning, grief for the loss of youth, an enlivening sense of empowerment, a redefining of identity, and a ..."
(562) 620-3997
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
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Career Changers-Move Beyond Contemplation
Professional Counselor Associate, LPC, CRC, CCC
Verified
Verified
"It's tough out there for job seekers! Having trouble finding work? Don't know where to look? Considering a career change? Maybe it's time to work with an experienced career counselor. Lay the groundwork, build a network, and move beyond contemplation ..."
(503) 400-3389
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97218
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Mid Day Mindfulness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Mindfulness based treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress reduction for adults of all ages. This small group is in a very comfortable and friendly setting conducive to building skills that improve mood, overall health and wellbeing, and extend those in ..."
(503) 444-8649
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97203
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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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The Art of Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This is a creative arts personal growth wellness group for women. There are various themes such as self-care, boundaries, mindfulness meditation, creativity, and overall wellness. With each group there is a creative arts invitation to go with the topic being ..."
(503) 461-7860
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97225
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Women's Processing and Self-Expression Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
"Weekly group alternating between self-expression and processing of women's issues. Ladies are invited to join for either or both. The expression piece will be experiential and focused on finding empowerment within yourself, improving self-esteem/worth, and discovering your authentic identity. Members ..."
(971) 232-3688
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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Compassionate Communication Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC, CCC
Verified
Verified
"Do you have difficulty identifying and communicating your needs? Are you dissatisfied in your relationships or at work? Would you like to understand common barriers to communication and overcome them? I offer a 12-week course in Nonviolent Communication, where you ..."
(503) 743-0629
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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Inter-generational Gay Men's Personal Growth Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Verified
"We live in a world that often marginalizes our experiences as gay men, impacting the way we navigate life, which can manifest in difficulties with self-worth and a sense of not belonging. Our group will focus on safe and honest ..."
(503) 386-4257
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97215
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Surviving and Thriving/ Therapy Support Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LLC
Verified
Verified
"This is a small, weekly therapy support group limited to six people. Group therapy can be an extraordinary space and opportunity to gain support, validation, and increase positive social connections with others. Please call for more information. "
(503) 406-3068
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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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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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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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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www.portlandhearingvoices.net
MA, DiplPW
"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
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97210
Not accepting new clients
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Psychoanalytic group
Psychological Associate, MA, MEd, LPC, LPA, CGP
Verified
Verified
"Group is one of my specialties. It is an effective way of gaining insight into one's own feelings and behavior patterns. Co-ed l process group for people with at least some therapy experience. No planned weekly agenda. Leader's role to ..."
(503) 967-0152
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
Not accepting new clients


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.