Depression Support Groups in Bellevue, WA

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Photo of Emily Parks, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Bellevue, WA
Group Therapy for Anxiety, Depression & Stress
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
(425) 428-6737 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
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OptimalLife Wellness Center
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
(425) 305-4868 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
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Teen Group for Anxiety, Depression & Stress
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"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 ..."
(425) 428-4726 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
Photo of Emily Parks, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Bellevue, WA
Group Therapy for Anxiety, Depression & Stress
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
"Group therapy is an excellent way for people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression to deal with these conditions. Being around those with a similar condition, people can get the support they need and find comfort. Utilizing an integrative approach, ..."
(425) 428-6737 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
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Varad Program
PA-C
Verified
"Our experienced providers offer multi-disciplinary plans in correspondence with our professionals to produce successful mental health outcomes. We aim to not only guide you through your recovery, but your remission as well. "
(509) 204-8650 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
Photo of Farrukh Hashmi, Psychiatrist in Bellevue, WA
Varad Program
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"Our experienced providers offer multi-disciplinary plans in correspondence with our professionals to produce successful mental health outcomes. We aim to not only guide you through your recovery, but your remission as well. "
(425) 292-8446 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
Photo of Le Center for Health & Wellness, Treatment Center in Bellevue, WA
Group Therapy for Anxiety, Depression and Stress
Treatment Center, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, LICSW
Verified
"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 ..."
(425) 382-8696 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
Photo of Gerri Tay, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Bellevue, WA
OptimalLife Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
"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 ..."
(425) 448-4614 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
Photo of Marlena Love, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bellevue, WA
How i Cope in These Unique Times
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
Verified
"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. ..."
(425) 279-7317 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004
Male Problematic Sexual Behaviors
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC, LMFT, SOTP
Verified
"Men who have potentially illegal sexual interests but have NOT acted on them. We will explore the impact of trauma, shame, guilt, and emotional isolation on these men. Please note if you have a non reported hands on offense i ..."
(425) 610-9971 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Photo of Emily Parks, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Bellevue, WA
Group Therapy for Anxiety, Depression & Stress
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
(425) 428-6737 
View
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
Photo of Stephanie Gastaldi, Counselor in Bellevue, WA
OptimalLife Wellness Center
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
(425) 305-4868 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
Photo of Stephanie Schaal, Counselor in Bellevue, WA
Teen Group for Anxiety, Depression & Stress
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"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 ..."
(425) 428-4726 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
Photo of Emily Parks, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Bellevue, WA
Group Therapy for Anxiety, Depression & Stress
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
"Group therapy is an excellent way for people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression to deal with these conditions. Being around those with a similar condition, people can get the support they need and find comfort. Utilizing an integrative approach, ..."
(425) 428-6737 
View
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
Photo of Reliance Health Systems in Bellevue, WA
Varad Program
PA-C
Verified
"Our experienced providers offer multi-disciplinary plans in correspondence with our professionals to produce successful mental health outcomes. We aim to not only guide you through your recovery, but your remission as well. "
(509) 204-8650 
View
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
Photo of Farrukh Hashmi, Psychiatrist in Bellevue, WA
Varad Program
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
"Our experienced providers offer multi-disciplinary plans in correspondence with our professionals to produce successful mental health outcomes. We aim to not only guide you through your recovery, but your remission as well. "
(425) 292-8446 
View
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
Photo of Le Center for Health & Wellness, Treatment Center in Bellevue, WA
Group Therapy for Anxiety, Depression and Stress
Treatment Center, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, LICSW
Verified
"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 ..."
(425) 382-8696 
View
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
Photo of Gerri Tay, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Bellevue, WA
OptimalLife Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
"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 ..."
(425) 448-4614 
View
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
Photo of Marlena Love, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bellevue, WA
How i Cope in These Unique Times
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
Verified
"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. ..."
(425) 279-7317 
View
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004
Male Problematic Sexual Behaviors
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC, LMFT, SOTP
Verified
"Men who have potentially illegal sexual interests but have NOT acted on them. We will explore the impact of trauma, shame, guilt, and emotional isolation on these men. Please note if you have a non reported hands on offense i ..."
(425) 610-9971 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004


Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Bellevue. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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.