Relationship Issues Support Groups in Portland, OR

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"Sex Addiction" Recovery Group for Men
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
"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) 306-4814 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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Sexual Addiction Treatment Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAT-S
Verified
(503) 476-9557 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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The Daring Way(tm) - New Group starting 6/2/18
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD(c), LMFT, CADCI
Verified
"You are invited to join me on The Daring Way into a wholehearted life of greater joy, courage, gratitude, and authenticity. This experience will help you quiet your inner critic, embrace your imperfections, and own your birthright of worthiness. We ..."
(971) 302-4058 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97239
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Compassionate Communication Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC, CCC
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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Wednesday All Gender Therapy Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
"This is a process group for 7 adults who want to learn more about themselves and their relationship with others; be it family, partnership, professional or friendships. It's a practice ground for real life with here and now support for ..."
(503) 967-3168 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
Waitlist for new clients
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Gottman Couples workshop
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC
Verified
"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
Not accepting new clients
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Men's Abuse Intervention Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"AIC's Abuse Intervention Groups provide an accountable and supportive setting for men to understand the role of male socialization, identify the ways they have been abusive or controlling of others, examine and change their beliefs about abuse, and practice acceptable ..."
(503) 406-1462 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97225
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Psychoanalytic group
Psychological Associate, MA, MEd, LPC, LPA, CGP
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
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Low Sexual Desire Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"A support/processing group for all genders experiencing low sexual desire. Low sexual desire can occur for many different reasons and all are welcome. There are limited seats available, so please register by calling or emailing me. $15 per person per ..."
(503) 893-8879 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
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Hold Me Tight®Portland Couples Workshop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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
Waitlist for new clients
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Women's Process Group - NO opening at this time
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"A process group is usually eight people who meet regularly for the common purpose of finding out more about who they are and what they would like to change in their personal lives and relationships with others. This group is ..."
(503) 868-0166 
Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
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Parenting Classes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPH
Verified
"This is a one time group class offered once in the fall and once in the spring. Morning session is from 9-12 and focuses on helping parents deal with tantrums, defiance and setting limits. The afternoon session is focused on ..."
(503) 676-6669 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
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Individual Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This group is for individuals who are experiencing trouble in their marriage or relationship but have a partner who is unable or unwilling to come to therapy at this time. We will explore relationship dynamics and solutions to relationship problems. ..."
(503) 714-7732 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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Sex Addiction/Recovery Group for Men
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
"Focused on recovery from problematic and compulsive sexual behaviors-including sex and love addiction. Process and support group also addresses healthy sexuality, relationship development, and personal integrity. "
(971) 306-4814 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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Men's Relationship Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Allies in Change's counseling groups are designed to help people have more successful relationships. These groups pair education with an examination of members' real-life situations. Our various topic areas include communication skills, on-going support and encouragement, troubleshooting difficult situations, and ..."
(503) 406-1462 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97225
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Support in Healing from Narcissistic Abuse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, CADCI, MA, MPA
Verified
"This is a group for women who are dealing with narcissistic abuse/domestic abuse from partners or family members (parents, siblings, etc.). You may still be in the relationship or you may have left it. Get support from others who understand ..."
(503) 925-5853 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97232
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Tools for Growing Love (women)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMFT, LPC
Verified
"Using the world's best research on how to make loving marriages that last, we review each of the levels of the Sound Relationship House and apply the tools of the Gottman Institute. Everyday communication habits, and savvy conflict skills will ..."
(503) 822-6665 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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MEN Dealing with Abusive Relationships
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, CADCI, MA, MPA
Verified
"MEN ONLY! Get support in dealing with relationships where you may be feeling confused about what is happening, abused, pulled in a myriad of directions and can't find your way through. This group is for men dealing with partners and ..."
(503) 925-5853 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97217
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"Aftermath" Conflict Tool Demo (couples)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMFT, LPC
Verified
"Bring a date to this demo night for a step by step coaching with a live couple of how to talk through what happened in a conflict with Gottman research backed process. We use the Aftermath tool, with my annotations, ..."
(503) 822-6665 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209
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Spouses of Transgender Partners, CA, & OR
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMFT, LPC
Verified
"While Your Person is going through all the thousands of things involved in transitioning, or having transitioned, you also have your own transition and myriad of things to figure out. Began in 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Video groups for OR ..."
(503) 822-6665 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97209



Relationship Issues Support Groups
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for a Portland relationship support group, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in Portland.

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.