Host: Ms. Alexandra Saperstein, LPC, LMFT, LLC
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97205
"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:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97205
"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. "
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Host: Ms. Renee Mahin, LCSW
Group meets in:
Northwest
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:
Northwest
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 Embodied Life Therapy Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Jennifer Dodd, LCSW
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"Group Therapy Intro Class "
(424) 732-9820
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"Group Therapy Intro Class "
Photo of Tracy Jendritza, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Tracy Jendritza, PsyD, DBT-LBC
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97210
"This group offers clients a space to learn many important skills to help them build the life they want. The material includes mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. "
(503) 847-9312
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97210
"This group offers clients a space to learn many important skills to help them build the life they want. The material includes mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. "
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Host: Ms. Laney Coulter, BCH, CI, NLP, BWRT , MEd
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"There is no way to get away from stress. But you can make peace with it and learn how to use it to benefit yourself. Join this small group for 1.5 hours a week for 4 weeks and learn centering ..."
(503) 558-6883
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"There is no way to get away from stress. But you can make peace with it and learn how to use it to benefit yourself. Join this small group for 1.5 hours a week for 4 weeks and learn centering ..."
Photo of Karen Stallwood, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Karen Stallwood, PsyD
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 704-3300
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97210
Photo of Matthew David Lovell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mr. Matthew David Lovell, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97210
"This is a propossed collaboration with Legacy Good Samaitan, start date tbd. Having recently had a quadruple bypass operation, I am offering a support group for cardiac patients who need help adjusting to a new normal after a heart attack ..."
(503) 549-4447
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97210
"This is a propossed collaboration with Legacy Good Samaitan, start date tbd. Having recently had a quadruple bypass operation, I am offering a support group for cardiac patients who need help adjusting to a new normal after a heart attack ..."
Host: Robert W. McLellarn, PhD
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97201
"This is a state of the art exposure and response prevention treatment group for OCD. We have gathered data on the effectiveness of our OCD group and have shown that people get better. Very popular group. "
(971) 645-0033
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97201
"This is a state of the art exposure and response prevention treatment group for OCD. We have gathered data on the effectiveness of our OCD group and have shown that people get better. Very popular group. "
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Host: Integrative Trauma Treatment Center
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97201
"This group will allow members a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a creative way. Members will be invited to participate in art-making activities, while also receiving support from fellow group members and the group facilitator. Art ..."
(503) 894-5561
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97201
"This group will allow members a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a creative way. Members will be invited to participate in art-making activities, while also receiving support from fellow group members and the group facilitator. Art ..."
Host: Mrs. Jennifer Lynne Burrell Lpc And Lmft Intern, MS, NCC, LPC, LMFT, Intern
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97205
"Feeling frustrated while communicating with others? Join us to understand common barriers to communication and overcome them by learning practical skills! This is a limited size group that utilizes the work of Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication" book. We will be ..."
(503) 743-6404
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97205
"Feeling frustrated while communicating with others? Join us to understand common barriers to communication and overcome them by learning practical skills! This is a limited size group that utilizes the work of Marshall Rosenberg's "Nonviolent Communication" book. We will be ..."
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Host: Ms. Megan Vaughn, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"A group for women to navigate the post-natal world with other like-minded women. Up to 24 months post-partum. This is a small group, 5 women max. Meets weekly for 8 sessions. Ongoing. "
(503) 714-7732
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"A group for women to navigate the post-natal world with other like-minded women. Up to 24 months post-partum. This is a small group, 5 women max. Meets weekly for 8 sessions. Ongoing. "
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Host: Ms. Christa E Alexander, LPC
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"This is an open support group for women. It is a safe place to gain a better understanding of the narcissistic dynamic in families and personal relationships and how to empower yourself against it. $10 per group. Call Judy Spencer ..."
(503) 660-3668
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"This is an open support group for women. It is a safe place to gain a better understanding of the narcissistic dynamic in families and personal relationships and how to empower yourself against it. $10 per group. Call Judy Spencer ..."
Photo of A Better Way Counseling Center, Treatment Center
Host: Mr. David Leventer, LMFT, LPC
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"The free art therapy support group is a safe and supportive group. Although led by a therapist, it is not therapy but educational. It is for adults who have an from eating disorder or body image issues who are at ..."
(503) 444-8864
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"The free art therapy support group is a safe and supportive group. Although led by a therapist, it is not therapy but educational. It is for adults who have an from eating disorder or body image issues who are at ..."
Photo of James Baldwin, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mr. James Baldwin, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97210
"This is a psychotherapy group for gay/bi/queer men, meeting weekly. We meet in the Spring until December, Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm. The day and time is subject to change each year. No new members are brought into the group until the beginning ..."
(503) 967-9200
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97210
"This is a psychotherapy group for gay/bi/queer men, meeting weekly. We meet in the Spring until December, Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm. The day and time is subject to change each year. No new members are brought into the group until the beginning ..."
Photo of Susan Pease Banitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW, RYT
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97210
"This 8 week class will give you tips, techniques, education and exercises to help manage and even overcome your PTSD or traumatic stress. Based on my book, The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD From the Inside Out you will learn ..."
(503) 451-6739
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97210
"This 8 week class will give you tips, techniques, education and exercises to help manage and even overcome your PTSD or traumatic stress. Based on my book, The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD From the Inside Out you will learn ..."
Photo of Aaron L Good, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Mr. Aaron L Good, MS, CRC, LPC
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97205
"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:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97205
"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 ..."
Photo of Susan Pease Banitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW, RYT
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97239
"This support group is offered to graduates of the class based on The Trauma Tool Kit. It is not a psychotherapy group but rather a place people can come to learn more about healing their PTSD symptoms and gain support, ..."
(503) 451-6739
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97239
"This support group is offered to graduates of the class based on The Trauma Tool Kit. It is not a psychotherapy group but rather a place people can come to learn more about healing their PTSD symptoms and gain support, ..."
Host: Robert W. McLellarn, PhD
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97201
"This group is designed for people wha have completed the more active phase of their OCD treatment and are seeking to maintain the gains they have made in therapy. "
(971) 645-0033
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97201
"This group is designed for people wha have completed the more active phase of their OCD treatment and are seeking to maintain the gains they have made in therapy. "
Photo of Integrative Trauma Treatment Center, Treatment Center
Host: Integrative Trauma Treatment Center
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97201
"A Trauma 101 for anyone who is interested in learning about trauma and PTSD, how to manage symptoms and build resiliency, connecting with like-minded folks, and other related topics. Please email frontdesk@ittc.hush.com to reserve a spot - Covered by OHP "
(503) 894-5561
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97201
"A Trauma 101 for anyone who is interested in learning about trauma and PTSD, how to manage symptoms and build resiliency, connecting with like-minded folks, and other related topics. Please email frontdesk@ittc.hush.com to reserve a spot - Covered by OHP "
Photo of A Better Way Counseling Center, Treatment Center
Host: Mr. David Leventer, LMFT, LPC
Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"This free support group is for adults who have an eating disorder or body image issues who are at least 18 years old. It is guided by a therapist from A Better Way Counseling Center. It is a time to ..."
(503) 444-8864
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Group meets in:
Northwest
Portland, OR 97209
"This free support group is for adults who have an eating disorder or body image issues who are at least 18 years old. It is guided by a therapist from A Better Way Counseling Center. It is a time to ..."

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Northwest, 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 Northwest, 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 Northwest, 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 Northwest, 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 Northwest, 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.