Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in Portland, OR

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Female Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
This group unites adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This group is generally made up of cisgendered females. This group focuses on creating a safe and supportive community, understanding effects of sexual abuse trauma, and improving the health of ...
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Hosted by Molly McDavitt Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAT, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97202
This group unites adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This group is generally made up of cisgendered females. This group focuses on creating a safe and supportive community, understanding effects of sexual abuse trauma, and improving the health of ...
(503) 897-1073 View (503) 897-1073
Healing Through: Developmental Trauma
Do you have difficulty in relationships? Did you experience trauma in your childhood? Through warmth, humor, and compassion for one another, our group processes developmental trauma and realigns values to assist in developing stronger, more meaningful relationships.
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Hosted by Holistic Healing Pdx
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, QMHP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97202
Do you have difficulty in relationships? Did you experience trauma in your childhood? Through warmth, humor, and compassion for one another, our group processes developmental trauma and realigns values to assist in developing stronger, more meaningful relationships.
(503) 809-5263 View (503) 809-5263
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 ...
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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
Racial Trauma Support Group
This group is strictly for BIPOC individuals who have experienced racial trauma from a multicultural lens. The goal of the group is to provide support, validation, community, trauma processing, advocacy, healing, and coping mechanisms for navigating a white supremacist society. ...
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Hosted by Zara Roth
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP, CADC, BS
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97216
This group is strictly for BIPOC individuals who have experienced racial trauma from a multicultural lens. The goal of the group is to provide support, validation, community, trauma processing, advocacy, healing, and coping mechanisms for navigating a white supremacist society. ...
(503) 773-6563 View (503) 773-6563
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 ...
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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
Women Honoring Instincts, Senses, Experiences
WHISE: This group is for people who identify as a woman (or were socialized as a girl), and the focus of the group is on building confidence. It is my perspective that a significant part of the female experience in ...
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Hosted by Brianne Copeland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97211
WHISE: This group is for people who identify as a woman (or were socialized as a girl), and the focus of the group is on building confidence. It is my perspective that a significant part of the female experience in ...
(971) 233-2704 View (971) 233-2704
DBT-Informed Skills group
I offer 2 online, 90 minute psychoeducation skills groups, informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other mindfulness models. Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings. There are three 10-12 week modules, which run consecutively. Clients are invited to attend any or all ...
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Hosted by Kent Kreiselmaier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97239
I offer 2 online, 90 minute psychoeducation skills groups, informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other mindfulness models. Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings. There are three 10-12 week modules, which run consecutively. Clients are invited to attend any or all ...
(503) 749-6327 View (503) 749-6327
Expressive Writing & Religious Trauma (Virtual)
This (virtual) expressive writing and support group is for you if you're seeking a safe and nurturing space to express your experiences of religious trauma and faith deconstruction through the healing power of expressive writing. Writing experience isn’t needed—only a ...
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Hosted by Julie Bloom
Professional Counselor Associate , MA, NCC, PCA, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97214
This (virtual) expressive writing and support group is for you if you're seeking a safe and nurturing space to express your experiences of religious trauma and faith deconstruction through the healing power of expressive writing. Writing experience isn’t needed—only a ...
(503) 470-4618 View (503) 470-4618
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 ...
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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
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.
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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
Movement Based Expressive Art Therapy
Please email me @ wrenandersonlcsw@gmail.co m for more information and start dates.
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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
Yoga for Trauma: Somatic & Heart Centered Healing
This is a virtual, six-week group for self-identified women & non-binary individuals with a focus on healing symptoms related to PTSD and trauma. Each group session includes somatic exercises for nervous system regulation, self-reflection, group connection as well as a ...
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Hosted by Elizabeth Sumpf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200, TCYM
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97214
This is a virtual, six-week group for self-identified women & non-binary individuals with a focus on healing symptoms related to PTSD and trauma. Each group session includes somatic exercises for nervous system regulation, self-reflection, group connection as well as a ...
(954) 715-6050 View (954) 715-6050
Multiple Family Education Group
Education & communication are the corner stones of quality Recovery from Addictive Disease. This nine lecture series on Recovery from Sexual Addictions for couples & families includes lecture & confidential small group discussion. Group goals are to define addictive disease ...
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Hosted by Steven P DeLugach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97239
Education & communication are the corner stones of quality Recovery from Addictive Disease. This nine lecture series on Recovery from Sexual Addictions for couples & families includes lecture & confidential small group discussion. Group goals are to define addictive disease ...
(503) 476-9557 View (503) 476-9557
DBT-Informed Skills group
This is an online, 90 minute psychoeducation skills group, informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other mindfulness and self-compassion models. There are three 10-12 week modules, which run consecutively. Clients are invited to attend any or all of the modules, ...
Photo of Kent Kreiselmaier, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Hosted by Kent Kreiselmaier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97239
This is an online, 90 minute psychoeducation skills group, informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other mindfulness and self-compassion models. There are three 10-12 week modules, which run consecutively. Clients are invited to attend any or all of the modules, ...
(503) 749-6327 View (503) 749-6327
Restorative Retreat - Mindfulness Meditation Group
This in person monthly retreat includes gentle music, aromatherapy, guided meditation and mindfulness. Kristin will guide you through gentle movement, back tapping, foot massage and peaceful relaxation time. This is a time and space conducive for overall care of your ...
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Hosted by MindTree Holistic Counseling & Wellness Center LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97221
This in person monthly retreat includes gentle music, aromatherapy, guided meditation and mindfulness. Kristin will guide you through gentle movement, back tapping, foot massage and peaceful relaxation time. This is a time and space conducive for overall care of your ...
(503) 210-9420 View (503) 210-9420
InnerChild Recovery - October 2023
Over the course of 12 weeks, you will develop a sense of safety in being truly you. We will explore how childhood trauma impacts your adult life. We will discuss the 4 attachment styles, and how to build more fulfilling ...
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Hosted by Chanda V Haynes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97209
Over the course of 12 weeks, you will develop a sense of safety in being truly you. We will explore how childhood trauma impacts your adult life. We will discuss the 4 attachment styles, and how to build more fulfilling ...
(503) 212-9961 View (503) 212-9961
Nonbinary/Trans Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
This group unites nonbinary, genderqueer, and trans adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This group is generally made up of a variety of gender expressions and may include AMAB and AFAB individuals. This group focuses on creating a safe and ...
Photo of Molly McDavitt Counseling, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Hosted by Molly McDavitt Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAT, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97202
This group unites nonbinary, genderqueer, and trans adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This group is generally made up of a variety of gender expressions and may include AMAB and AFAB individuals. This group focuses on creating a safe and ...
(503) 897-1073 View (503) 897-1073
Partners of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
This workshop is for partners of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We will learn how to support your partner and yourself in healing from the effects of sexual abuse, learn more information about sexual abuse dynamics, and learn how ...
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Hosted by Molly McDavitt Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAT, LPC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97202
This workshop is for partners of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We will learn how to support your partner and yourself in healing from the effects of sexual abuse, learn more information about sexual abuse dynamics, and learn how ...
(503) 897-1073 View (503) 897-1073
Yoga for Trauma Healing: Move Through Shame
This is a three week, virtual group on healing shame in the nervous system through trauma-informed yoga. This group explores how shame develops from trauma and how this impact the relationship with yourself (body, mind & soul) and others. Each ...
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Hosted by Elizabeth Sumpf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200, TCYM
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97214
This is a three week, virtual group on healing shame in the nervous system through trauma-informed yoga. This group explores how shame develops from trauma and how this impact the relationship with yourself (body, mind & soul) and others. Each ...
(954) 715-6050 View (954) 715-6050
Healing the Emotional Wounds from Caregivers
Did you have a caregiver who was not emotionally responsive, enmeshed, emotionally reactive or abusive? Do you struggle with feeling secure and healthy in your relationships or with self loathing? Healing is possible and it is best done together in ...
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Hosted by Erika Nelson (Accepting New Clients)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Portland, OR 97203
Did you have a caregiver who was not emotionally responsive, enmeshed, emotionally reactive or abusive? Do you struggle with feeling secure and healthy in your relationships or with self loathing? Healing is possible and it is best done together in ...
(206) 309-6386 View (206) 309-6386


Trauma and PTSD Support Groups

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.