Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in Bellevue, WA

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Photo of Stephanie Gastaldi, Counselor in Bellevue, WA
OptimalLife Wellness Center
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
(425) 305-4868
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
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Women's Group: Healing From the Inside Out
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MdFT, FOT
Verified
Verified
"This online group is designed to support women on their personal journey to a place of safeness and wholehearted living. Grounded in science and soaring in spirit we will be steadily and compassionately coming home to our deepest sense of ..."
(425) 358-3374
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
Photo of Gerri Tay, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Bellevue, WA
OptimalLife Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
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
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Women's R.E.S.T. Group - Evening Online
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC, CSAT, AF-EMDR
Verified
Verified
"This ongoing group will help you to manage the impact of your partner's sexual behaviors. The growth group focuses on managing the crisis, dealing with the emotional aftershock, understanding sexual addiction, building healthy boundaries, making empowered choices, reclaiming your sexuality ..."
(208) 203-7222
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004
Not accepting new clients
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Adult Children of Narc Abuse - Fall 2023
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"For people who grew up with an emotionally or physically unsafe parent or caregiver. This a peer support group for men and women to come together and share your experiences. Topics we will cover: Narcissistic abuse patterns such as gaslighting, ..."
(425) 292-8148
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Recovery from Bullying and Abuse - Fall 2023
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"This is a safe and supportive training/support group for men and women who are seeking support & recovery. You are not alone and part of recovery is learning others understand that your experiences are real. You are not “crazy” although ..."
(425) 292-8148
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Eastside Insight, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
"Eastside Insight's name, logo, and motto reflect the belief that the elements needed for overcoming an issue are already within. Pulling this intelligence into consciousness is a form of learning called insight. When insight becomes blocked then a relationship with ..."
(206) 558-0570
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004
Not accepting new clients
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OptimalLife Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Collective of holistic, mind-body therapies and brain science educated professionals. "
(425) 321-0227
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005

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Photo of Stephanie Gastaldi, Counselor in Bellevue, WA
OptimalLife Wellness Center
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
(425) 305-4868
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
Photo of Leslie B Savage, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellevue, WA
Women's Group: Healing From the Inside Out
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MdFT, FOT
Verified
Verified
"This online group is designed to support women on their personal journey to a place of safeness and wholehearted living. Grounded in science and soaring in spirit we will be steadily and compassionately coming home to our deepest sense of ..."
(425) 358-3374
View
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
Photo of Gerri Tay, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Bellevue, WA
OptimalLife Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified
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 Heidi Monuteaux, Counselor in Bellevue, WA
Women's R.E.S.T. Group - Evening Online
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC, CSAT, AF-EMDR
Verified
Verified
"This ongoing group will help you to manage the impact of your partner's sexual behaviors. The growth group focuses on managing the crisis, dealing with the emotional aftershock, understanding sexual addiction, building healthy boundaries, making empowered choices, reclaiming your sexuality ..."
(208) 203-7222
View
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Pamela Raphael, Counselor in Bellevue, WA
Adult Children of Narc Abuse - Fall 2023
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"For people who grew up with an emotionally or physically unsafe parent or caregiver. This a peer support group for men and women to come together and share your experiences. Topics we will cover: Narcissistic abuse patterns such as gaslighting, ..."
(425) 292-8148
View
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Pamela Raphael, Counselor in Bellevue, WA
Recovery from Bullying and Abuse - Fall 2023
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"This is a safe and supportive training/support group for men and women who are seeking support & recovery. You are not alone and part of recovery is learning others understand that your experiences are real. You are not “crazy” although ..."
(425) 292-8148
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Kelly Granite Enck in Bellevue, WA
Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) for Anxiety, Trauma
CHT, BA, RRT
"Rapid resolution therapy (RRT) is a form of psychotherapy designed to help individuals overcome the ongoing effects associated with traumatic experiences. RRT uses guided imagery, hypnosis, stories and other types of communication to resolve troubling thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Often ..."
(206) 507-3203
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98125
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12-week online intensive therapy program
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
"I offer a unique intensive 12-week online program package delivered via telehealth for anyone in Washington. Each week will include a Discovery Group focused on exploration of the self and developing skills; an Experience Group focused on practicing and playing ..."
(206) 705-3101
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98115
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Art-Infused Group Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
"This intimate woman's group welcomes those struggling with emotional blocks, overwhelm in life and relationships, overall feeling stuck and lost.... the canvas is an invitation to another world, one that shifts our subconscious experience as soon as we begin imagining ..."
(801) 513-1913
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98106
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Partners Group - impacted by sex addiction
Counselor, LMHC, CSAT
"This group meets weekly in order to provide education and support to partners of sex addicts during their time of trauma , grief, and loss. Open group. Please call or inquire via email to view days/times of group meetings. "
(206) 866-5575
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Group meets in:
Renton, WA 98057
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Betrayed Partner Trauma Groups - Monday & Thursday
Counselor, LMHC, SUDP, CSAT, CPTT, CMAT
Verified
Verified
"Being a betrayed partner can be an isolating experience as often partners do not talk to their family or friends because of embarrassment, shame or a desire to protect their spouses. Isolation can exacerbate the pain, shame and trauma caused ..."
(425) 652-1690
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Group meets in:
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Spouses/Partners of Sex Addicts - Seattle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
Verified
"This group focuses on those in relationship with someone who has betrayed their trust. This is a non-denominational group: all are welcome. Group sessions assist partners and spouses to release obsessions and anxieties. Whether members choose to remain in or ..."
(206) 434-1000
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98109


Trauma and PTSD Support Groups

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.




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.