Support Groups in Oregon

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Humans Healing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CHT, RM, TRY
Verified
"*IN PERSON* A life-changing experience is happening for us collectively. As we continue to walk through transformations & shifts, authentic connection is necessary. In Humans Healing, we will discuss stories of grief & loss, death & dying, and life & ..."
(503) 738-1633 
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Group meets in:
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
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Female Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAT, LPC
Verified
"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, building empowerment, and improving the ..."
(503) 897-1073 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97202
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Parent peer group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC, PMH-C
Verified
"Becoming a parent is no easy feat. This group is for moms + dads with babes "
(541) 293-1783 
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Group meets in:
Bend, OR 97701
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Men's Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"This is an opportunity to express your feelings and concerns in a safe environment. The primary focus is to stay with what's alive in the moment. I will offer exercises to help develop a sense of bodily felt awareness of ..."
(213) 205-2773 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97219
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Ayahuasca & Psychedelic Integration
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CADC I, LLM
Verified
"Did you experience psychedelics, entheogens & feel their impact on your life? This confidential group provides therapeutic support in matters of safety & psychological integration of altered states of consciousness. The group is facilitated within framework of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy ..."
(541) 204-8870 
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Group meets in:
Ashland, OR 97520
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Grief Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
"I am starting another Grief Support Group for adults age 18 and over who are grieving the death in the last 5 years. 8 week support group in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment. Facilitated by Tara Palansky LMFT, LPCC. ..."
(503) 907-9900 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
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Mindfulness In Everyday Life
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, MSWAC
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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RO DBT Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
(971) 832-9986 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97205
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Anti-bullying group--adolescents/pre-teens
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
"Hometown Hope n' Help are support groups of 10-13 and 14+ year-old young ladies who are struggling with being bullied. This program follows the theme of the GOLDEN RULE, "Treat others as you want to be treated". The goals are: ..."
(503) 438-4354 
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Group meets in:
Salem, OR 97303
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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Coping Skills Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"Let's connect via teletherapy. In this 75 minutes online weekly group, you will learn skills that promote emotional regulation, strengthening relationships, getting through difficult times and mindfulness practices. "
(971) 351-0347 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97213
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New Foundation Inner Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MN, PMHNP
Verified
"Thank you for considering New Foundation Inner Health (NFIH) for you and your loved ones mental health needs. While it's true that some mental disorders have strong genetic underpinnings that may be out of our control, it is equally true ..."
(971) 701-2156 
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Group meets in:
Canby, OR 97013
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Mindful Self-Compassion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"Group generally meets once/week for 10 weeks. It is devoted to the learning and practicing of mindfulness and the development of self-compassion which can help one develop a healthy relationship to one's thoughts, emotions, and sense of self. In the ..."
(503) 925-3985 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97223
Not accepting new clients
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Salem Pastoral Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
 
Group meets in:
Salem, OR 97302
Not accepting new clients
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Sexual Addiction Group for Men
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, PhD, LPC, CSTAT-, Candid
Verified
"This group is for males who struggle with sexual addictions of any type from infidelity in their marriages to addiction to internet pornography. The group is intended to be part of a treatment to provide accountability and healing for those ..."
(541) 640-5118 
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Group meets in:
Tigard, OR 97223
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Being Well Counseling, LLC - Mindfulness Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFT, Assoc
Verified
"Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, ..."
(971) 247-3297 
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Group meets in:
McMinnville, OR 97128
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Navigating Your Relationship with Food&Body TEENS
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified
"Beginning OCTOBER 13th, a five-week support group for teens struggling with body image and/or disordered eating. Join us in exploring important themes surrounding food, body, and diet culture in a therapeutic group setting. We will address body image, self-talk, social ..."
(503) 382-8905 
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Group meets in:
Newberg, OR 97132
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Touched by Adoption- for Adults adopted as Childre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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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Clinical Licensure Supervision for LPC interns
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Ed, LPC
Verified
"No Current Group Available but am accepting Individual Supervisees. Feel free to email me a jennifer@renewtherapynw.c om. Post Graduate Clinical Supervisor for LPC interns since 2011. "
(971) 224-7300 
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Group meets in:
Portland, OR 97225
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Online transgender support group
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, PMHNP
Verified
"This group will be held via HIPAA-compliant Zoom. Those invited: Adults (18+) located in Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, or Florida Date and time: To be determined based on interest. Call 412-467-6410 to complete the pre-group assessment and see if this group ..."
(541) 204-8386 
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Group meets in:
Eugene, OR 97403
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CSWA clinical supervision group Wednesdays 5pm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"**ASHLAND CSWA SUPERVISION GROUP** Accepting CSWAs for group supervision! *Experienced, compassionate, cutting-edge supervision with LCSW in supportive environment. *Enhance your: Assessments, Diagnosis (DSM-5), Treatment Planning, Documentation, Suicide Intervention, & specialized interventions for anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders. *Individual: $100 for ..."
(541) 708-3902 
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Group meets in:
Ashland, OR 97520
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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.