Host: Dr. James Olsen, PhD, LMHC, CST, CSAT, DST
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"This group provides support and effective treatment interventions to individuals who are struggling with problematic or compulsive sexual behaviors. The group helps individuals to develop skills to avoid acting outside of their values, to regain greater intimacy in relationships, and ..."
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"This group provides support and effective treatment interventions to individuals who are struggling with problematic or compulsive sexual behaviors. The group helps individuals to develop skills to avoid acting outside of their values, to regain greater intimacy in relationships, and ..."
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Host: Dr. Hilda Caquias, PsyD, LMHC
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Bellevue, WA 98007
"Group therapy is an excellent way for people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression to deal with these conditions or disorders. Being around those with a similar condition, people can get the support they need and find comfort in the ..."
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"Group therapy is an excellent way for people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression to deal with these conditions or disorders. Being around those with a similar condition, people can get the support they need and find comfort in the ..."
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Host: Shane M Elsdon, MS , LMHC, NCC
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Bellevue, WA 98005
"Dr. John Gottman has revolutionaized the study of marriage. After four decades of research on all facets of relationships, the Gottman Institute has developed an approach that not only supports and repairs troubled marriages, but strengthens happy ones. Presented by ..."
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"Dr. John Gottman has revolutionaized the study of marriage. After four decades of research on all facets of relationships, the Gottman Institute has developed an approach that not only supports and repairs troubled marriages, but strengthens happy ones. Presented by ..."
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Host: Dr. Anne Farina, PhD, LICSW
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Bellevue, WA 98007
"Pregnancy Loss Support Group facilitated by Dr. Anne Farina. Weekly Virtual Support group - miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal loss. Pregnancy loss is a traumatic event for women and can cause immense psychological distress. This group is designed to ..."
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"Pregnancy Loss Support Group facilitated by Dr. Anne Farina. Weekly Virtual Support group - miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal loss. Pregnancy loss is a traumatic event for women and can cause immense psychological distress. This group is designed to ..."
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Host: Mr. Richard Sirota, LICSW, CDP
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Bellevue, WA 98006
"We look at ways we can be happier, live in harmony with those we care about and be the man who is inside of us. Some topics we may look at are; feel more powerful and confident, create the kind ..."
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"We look at ways we can be happier, live in harmony with those we care about and be the man who is inside of us. Some topics we may look at are; feel more powerful and confident, create the kind ..."
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Host: Grace Phong, MA, LMHCA, SD
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Bellevue, WA 98004
"Inspired by Zen practice and somatic psychology. This group provides mindfulness practice as a community. Learn tools for self-care and keep each other accountable. "
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"Inspired by Zen practice and somatic psychology. This group provides mindfulness practice as a community. Learn tools for self-care and keep each other accountable. "
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Host: Mr. Marc Gilmartin, MA, LMHC, CST
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Bellevue, WA 98004
"Group therapy can be a new experience. Questions arise about participation, confidentiality, and disclosure. Current research in this field shows that group therapy is an effective intervention for out-of-control sexual behavior. Group members have accountability for their sexual choices. They ..."
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"Group therapy can be a new experience. Questions arise about participation, confidentiality, and disclosure. Current research in this field shows that group therapy is an effective intervention for out-of-control sexual behavior. Group members have accountability for their sexual choices. They ..."
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Host: Laura Smestad, MA, LMHC, NCC
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Bellevue, WA 98004
"Group therapy is a great way for individuals with OCD to add in additional exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy while connecting with other people who understand their struggles. Group therapy can also increase motivation for people with OCD to ..."
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"Group therapy is a great way for individuals with OCD to add in additional exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy while connecting with other people who understand their struggles. Group therapy can also increase motivation for people with OCD to ..."
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Host: Steve Sandvik, MA, LMHC
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Bellevue, WA 98004
"The BMHG is a skills-based group - Meetings focus on healthy courtship and intimacy practices - how to be aware and mindful so one may give and receive the intimacy and support we all need from our closest relationships. Each ..."
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"The BMHG is a skills-based group - Meetings focus on healthy courtship and intimacy practices - how to be aware and mindful so one may give and receive the intimacy and support we all need from our closest relationships. Each ..."
Host: Ms. Marlena Love, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
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Bellevue, WA 98004
"These are times of warp-speed change! Some days we are resilient, other days, bewildered. There's comfort in learning we're not alone. Covid has demanded a lot from us and the isolation is hard. Meet others who are reaching out virtually. ..."
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"These are times of warp-speed change! Some days we are resilient, other days, bewildered. There's comfort in learning we're not alone. Covid has demanded a lot from us and the isolation is hard. Meet others who are reaching out virtually. ..."
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Host: D Gregg Mohr, MA, LMHC, CDP
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Bellevue, WA 98005
"The Good Guy Club is a weekly meeting that provides education, support, accountability, and life coaching to men struggling with emotional regulation & relationship conflict. Topics include Relationships in Crisis, Alcohol & Drug Use, Family Violence, Abusive Attitudes & Behaviors, ..."
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"The Good Guy Club is a weekly meeting that provides education, support, accountability, and life coaching to men struggling with emotional regulation & relationship conflict. Topics include Relationships in Crisis, Alcohol & Drug Use, Family Violence, Abusive Attitudes & Behaviors, ..."
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Bellevue, WA 98007
"This is a psychiatric clinic where therapists and psychiatrists work closely with patients to develop individualized care plans "
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"This is a psychiatric clinic where therapists and psychiatrists work closely with patients to develop individualized care plans "
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Host: Ms. Maggie Brown, MA, LMHCA
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Bellevue, WA 98005
"Being in an abusive relationship is traumatic. Your self-esteem and confidence gets whittled down by every insult, every demeaning comment, by making jokes about you, by gaslighting, by giving you the silent treatment, not allowing you to see your family ..."
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"Being in an abusive relationship is traumatic. Your self-esteem and confidence gets whittled down by every insult, every demeaning comment, by making jokes about you, by gaslighting, by giving you the silent treatment, not allowing you to see your family ..."
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Host: Dr. Francine B. Baffa, PhD, LCSW, BCBA-D
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Bellevue, WA 98004
"One of the most fulfilling things in life is an intimate relationships. This support groups assists neurodiverse couples and/or their neurotypical partner in navigating challenges that may arise from differing communication styles. Call for more information. "
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"One of the most fulfilling things in life is an intimate relationships. This support groups assists neurodiverse couples and/or their neurotypical partner in navigating challenges that may arise from differing communication styles. Call for more information. "
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Host: Ms. Stephanie Schaal, MA, LMHC
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Bellevue, WA 98007
"Group therapy is an excellent way for people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression to deal with these conditions or disorders. Being around those with a similar condition, people can get the support they need and find comfort in the ..."
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"Group therapy is an excellent way for people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression to deal with these conditions or disorders. Being around those with a similar condition, people can get the support they need and find comfort in the ..."
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Bellevue, WA 98004
"Bellevue outpatient location offers a free eating disorder support group open to the community for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder or seeking recovery from an eating disorder every Thursday at 7pm. Discovery offers a free, weekly virtual group ..."
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"Bellevue outpatient location offers a free eating disorder support group open to the community for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder or seeking recovery from an eating disorder every Thursday at 7pm. Discovery offers a free, weekly virtual group ..."
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Host: Victoria D Wilging, LMFT
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Bellevue, WA 98004
"We at OptimalLife Wellness Center bring our passion, dedication, and presence to support, inspire, and empower you to actualize your most authentic self and achieve your fullest potential. Serving the Bellevue area including Kirkland & Redmond, we offer a variety ..."
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"We at OptimalLife Wellness Center bring our passion, dedication, and presence to support, inspire, and empower you to actualize your most authentic self and achieve your fullest potential. Serving the Bellevue area including Kirkland & Redmond, we offer a variety ..."
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Host: Dr. Steve Brogdon, MS, MD
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Bellevue, WA 98004
"Interventional psychiatry and medication management in Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma Washington. "
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Bellevue 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.