Host: Amelia Upton, MA, LMFTA, MHP
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
"This group will meet 2 times per month on Saturday afternoons. The group will last for 3 hours, with breaks included. The focus on the group is to build and expand on each teen's sense of self-worth and understanding of ..."
(206) 672-0850
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"This group will meet 2 times per month on Saturday afternoons. The group will last for 3 hours, with breaks included. The focus on the group is to build and expand on each teen's sense of self-worth and understanding of ..."
Host: Alaina Boyle, MA, LMHCA
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy used to treat a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma. This group will focus on building skills in emotional regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and communication ..."
(206) 258-7542
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Seattle, WA 98112
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"Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy used to treat a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma. This group will focus on building skills in emotional regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and communication ..."
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Host: Ms. Brittany A Steffen, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98105
"I am a Washington State Certified Supervisor, and I provide both group and individual supervision, in office and remote meetings available. For more information please email me at Brittsteff@gmail.com. Availability: Monday-Friday, 9:30-6:00 pm. As an Adjunct Professor at Seattle Pacific ..."
(206) 535-1787
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"I am a Washington State Certified Supervisor, and I provide both group and individual supervision, in office and remote meetings available. For more information please email me at Brittsteff@gmail.com. Availability: Monday-Friday, 9:30-6:00 pm. As an Adjunct Professor at Seattle Pacific ..."
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Host: Mercedes Acedo
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
"How is your sexual orientation or gender identity affecting your emotional health? Are you keeping your sexual or gender identity a secret from everyone? Including you? The group is designed to help you through problems relating to the coming out ..."
(206) 488-1706
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"How is your sexual orientation or gender identity affecting your emotional health? Are you keeping your sexual or gender identity a secret from everyone? Including you? The group is designed to help you through problems relating to the coming out ..."
Host: Mr. Matthew Nordin, MSW, LSWAIC, MHP
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
"If you'd like to meet other LGBTQ+ people in the Seattle area (virtually for the time being), please let me know. I have several people interested in starting an LGBTQ+ group to talk about coming out, relationships, minority stress, and ..."
(206) 558-0312
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Seattle, WA 98107
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"If you'd like to meet other LGBTQ+ people in the Seattle area (virtually for the time being), please let me know. I have several people interested in starting an LGBTQ+ group to talk about coming out, relationships, minority stress, and ..."

Transgender Support Groups
We should make clear that not all the support groups listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Seattle and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Seattle or for a Seattle transgender support group these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Seattle may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Seattle, transgender friendly support groups in Seattle, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Seattle can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.

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