Host: Mr. Paul R Duke, MA, LMHC
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"I specialize in leading groups for men and women needing support and effective treatment for lack of intimacy and connection with others. The group helps individuals develop the tools that enable greater intimacy in their family relationships, so they can ..."
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"I specialize in leading groups for men and women needing support and effective treatment for lack of intimacy and connection with others. The group helps individuals develop the tools that enable greater intimacy in their family relationships, so they can ..."
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Host: Mr. Gary Lee Maples, MS, LMHC, CSAT
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"Weekly CSAT Therapist led group for men wanting to heal from unwanted acting out sexual behaviors. If you have tried to stop your behaviors before and have been unsuccessful then this group is for you. Group uses Patrick Carnes' 30 ..."
(855) 848-1899
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"Weekly CSAT Therapist led group for men wanting to heal from unwanted acting out sexual behaviors. If you have tried to stop your behaviors before and have been unsuccessful then this group is for you. Group uses Patrick Carnes' 30 ..."
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Host: Jackie M Smith, MSW, LICSW
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"We specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. "
(253) 259-3887
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Host: Elizabeth M Humes, MA, LMHC, CEDS
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"The woman's group is currently composed of women in their 20s/30s. We meet twice a month on Fridays at 6:00pm as a support group for one another dealing with Eating Disorders. We will learn how to change core beliefs, how ..."
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"The woman's group is currently composed of women in their 20s/30s. We meet twice a month on Fridays at 6:00pm as a support group for one another dealing with Eating Disorders. We will learn how to change core beliefs, how ..."
Host: Ms. Teresa R Renner, MA, LMFT
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"This is a 6 week cleanse and nutrition education support group. Together we explore the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual implications of nutrition while engaging in a detoxifying whole food 4 week nutrition program, specifically taylored to each individuals body ..."
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"This is a 6 week cleanse and nutrition education support group. Together we explore the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual implications of nutrition while engaging in a detoxifying whole food 4 week nutrition program, specifically taylored to each individuals body ..."
Host: Ursula Zuker, LICSW
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"Liberatory Collective Healing. Therapeutic Group designed for folks with Black Identity Experiencing Stress or Trauma from Racism *Accepting New Group Members.* Engage in collective healing in a group space. Therapeutic group centers Black folks with marginalized intersecting identities. Healing includes: ..."
(253) 352-2813
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"Liberatory Collective Healing. Therapeutic Group designed for folks with Black Identity Experiencing Stress or Trauma from Racism *Accepting New Group Members.* Engage in collective healing in a group space. Therapeutic group centers Black folks with marginalized intersecting identities. Healing includes: ..."
Host: Mrs. Lauren Trittin Spencer, MS, LMFTA
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Gig Harbor, WA 98332
"Do you love someone who has OCD? It can be massively confusing to understand what they're going through, and their symptoms often cause pain for loved ones. This family support group is here to turn the attention back to YOU. ..."
(253) 352-2697
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"Do you love someone who has OCD? It can be massively confusing to understand what they're going through, and their symptoms often cause pain for loved ones. This family support group is here to turn the attention back to YOU. ..."
Host: Ms. Traci Ann Lenzi, LICSW
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(206) 279-6422
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Host: Ms. Traci Ann Lenzi, LICSW
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Host: Ms. Teresa R Renner, MA, LMFT
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"Come energize and clear your 7 major Chakra centers through meditative, expressive movement. Come release the mind and put your body in charge through transcendent music and free movement corresponding with each of the 7 Chakras. Experience your energy blocks ..."
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"Come energize and clear your 7 major Chakra centers through meditative, expressive movement. Come release the mind and put your body in charge through transcendent music and free movement corresponding with each of the 7 Chakras. Experience your energy blocks ..."
Host: Ms. Teresa R Renner, MA, LMFT
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"Parenting in a mindful, respectful, patient way while still feeling effective can be quite the challenge! Come join this 6 week class as we explore a more holistically motivated way to nurture and support our children in becoming responsible, empathic, ..."
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"Parenting in a mindful, respectful, patient way while still feeling effective can be quite the challenge! Come join this 6 week class as we explore a more holistically motivated way to nurture and support our children in becoming responsible, empathic, ..."
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Host: Ms. Jenny Grace Shaw, MEd, LMHC, CSC, HHP, NBCC
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"Boundaries, Parenting, Sexuality, Abuse, Dependence, Grief/Loss, Communication, Trust, Spirituality, Intimacy, Stressors, Depression, Anxiety, Compulsions, safety, Trauma "
(855) 332-7710
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"Boundaries, Parenting, Sexuality, Abuse, Dependence, Grief/Loss, Communication, Trust, Spirituality, Intimacy, Stressors, Depression, Anxiety, Compulsions, safety, Trauma "

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor 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 such as Mindfulness Based group 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 Gig Harbor 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.