Host: Dr. Suzanne Miller Friedman, PhD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20016
"Meet other women whose partners engage in compulsive sexual behavior. Receive validation and support in an affirming environment where you are not viewed as a co-addict or codependent, but as someone who has experienced acute relational trauma. Understand your symptoms ..."
(202) 301-3529
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"Meet other women whose partners engage in compulsive sexual behavior. Receive validation and support in an affirming environment where you are not viewed as a co-addict or codependent, but as someone who has experienced acute relational trauma. Understand your symptoms ..."
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Host: Dr. Ralph Wood Wilson, PhD, ND, MS, NCCAOM
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"Thanks to coronavirus pandemic we can now use methods such as FlexAware and Wheel of Awareness [DrDanSiegel.com] with you in your own home. We have installed HIPAA-compliant video webcam technology. New alternative is you build your Avatar’s image and we ..."
(202) 918-2314
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Washington, DC 20008
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"Thanks to coronavirus pandemic we can now use methods such as FlexAware and Wheel of Awareness [DrDanSiegel.com] with you in your own home. We have installed HIPAA-compliant video webcam technology. New alternative is you build your Avatar’s image and we ..."
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Host: Schwanna Qualls, LPC, MA
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"This is a safe space for African American Psychotherapists to meet, support and discuss client issues. This will be a bi-weekly meeting. "
(202) 759-2116
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Washington, DC 20036
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"This is a safe space for African American Psychotherapists to meet, support and discuss client issues. This will be a bi-weekly meeting. "
Host: Marylin Marquez Beckley, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20006
"Every mother experiences moments of stress, anxiety, or emotional distress at some point in their pregnancy or postpartum. Remember, you are not alone. This group allows you to have emotional support as well as adapting coping skills to manage those ..."
(202) 410-5871
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20006
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"Every mother experiences moments of stress, anxiety, or emotional distress at some point in their pregnancy or postpartum. Remember, you are not alone. This group allows you to have emotional support as well as adapting coping skills to manage those ..."
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Host: Mrs. Mayra Figueroa-Clark, LICSW
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20010
"Support group that creates space and allowances for Healing Professionals (Therapist, Nurses, Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers or Caregivers) to Release and Restore their energy. Learning effective coping skills, Relaxation and Restoration techniques and personal triggers to RELIVE and PREVENT Burn ..."
(202) 953-2511
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20010
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"Support group that creates space and allowances for Healing Professionals (Therapist, Nurses, Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers or Caregivers) to Release and Restore their energy. Learning effective coping skills, Relaxation and Restoration techniques and personal triggers to RELIVE and PREVENT Burn ..."
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Host: Christian Greene, LICSW, PMH-C, WPA
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20018
"Eclectic Psychotherapy to Inspire; Breathe Courage, Find Peace. Embracing and nurturing the entirety of who we are and strive to be. "
(202) 968-3652
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Washington, DC 20018
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"Eclectic Psychotherapy to Inspire; Breathe Courage, Find Peace. Embracing and nurturing the entirety of who we are and strive to be. "
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Host: Joanne Zucchetto, LICSW, LCSW-C
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20015
"I run several long-term groups for 6 to 8 female trauma survivors with Dianne Carlson, APRN, MS, CS. Participants must also be in individual therapy. Please call for more information. "
(410) 988-2167
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Washington, DC 20015
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"I run several long-term groups for 6 to 8 female trauma survivors with Dianne Carlson, APRN, MS, CS. Participants must also be in individual therapy. Please call for more information. "
Host: Mrs. Lisa M Brown, MS, LPC
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"A 12-session group for women overcoming childhood sexual abuse. Focus on safety, support, voice & new vision "
(443) 352-0952
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"A 12-session group for women overcoming childhood sexual abuse. Focus on safety, support, voice & new vision "

Trauma Focused Support Groups
Washington Trauma focused therapy (TF-CBT) helps people who may be experiencing post-traumatic stress after a traumatic event to return to a healthy state. These Support Groups can help with Trauma focused therapy in Washington.

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