Host: Dr. Becky Bay MD, MD, MPH
Group meets in:
Kirkland, WA 98033
"women ages 18 to 26 struggling with the transition to adulthood.By invitation only. Call to confirm. "
(425) 598-0361
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Group meets in:
Kirkland, WA 98033
"women ages 18 to 26 struggling with the transition to adulthood.By invitation only. Call to confirm. "
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Host: Dr. Frankie M. Kennedy, PhD, NCC, LMHC, SUDP
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98101
"This group provides a safe place for professionals mandated or self-referred to participate in substance use disorder treatment. This group is currently facilitated via teletherapy. "
(206) 207-9198
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98101
"This group provides a safe place for professionals mandated or self-referred to participate in substance use disorder treatment. This group is currently facilitated via teletherapy. "
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Host: Ms. Kerry Billingham, MS, LMHC
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 569-5371
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
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Host: Elizabeth Abbruzza, MA, LMHC, NCC, CCTP
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
"This group focuses on health intimacy and sexual health for men who are struggling with problematic or compulsive sexual behavior. We foster a supportive, safe environment that is conducive to vulnerability and growth. Participants learn effective skills for coping with ..."
(425) 382-8130
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
"This group focuses on health intimacy and sexual health for men who are struggling with problematic or compulsive sexual behavior. We foster a supportive, safe environment that is conducive to vulnerability and growth. Participants learn effective skills for coping with ..."
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Host: Jaclyn Watson, MA, LMHCA
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98117
"STARTING JUNE 3, 2021 – This is an 8-week educational group that will cover the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating (IE) and ways to implement these into eating disorder recovery. This group is open to clients in eating disorder recovery ..."
(253) 201-4069
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98117
"STARTING JUNE 3, 2021 – This is an 8-week educational group that will cover the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating (IE) and ways to implement these into eating disorder recovery. This group is open to clients in eating disorder recovery ..."
Photo of Helen R Estoque, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Group meets in:
Tukwila, WA 98188
"This ongoing group will provide the skills and experience to help you create more meaningful and fulfilling relationships in your life. With professional guidance and in the safety and warmth of caring others, you will heal the frustrations, loneliness, and insecurities ..."
(206) 693-4315
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Group meets in:
Tukwila, WA 98188
"This ongoing group will provide the skills and experience to help you create more meaningful and fulfilling relationships in your life. With professional guidance and in the safety and warmth of caring others, you will heal the frustrations, loneliness, and insecurities ..."
Photo of Carole Milan Danis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Carole Milan Danis, LICSW
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
"This is a 4-session group for retired professional women over 50 who are feeling useless, bored and disconnected from themselves and others, after years of personal and professional care-taking. Through discovering their own passion, purpose, values and possibilities in the ..."
(206) 633-0101
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
"This is a 4-session group for retired professional women over 50 who are feeling useless, bored and disconnected from themselves and others, after years of personal and professional care-taking. Through discovering their own passion, purpose, values and possibilities in the ..."
Host: Mrs. Rachel Elder, LMHC, MHP
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98146
"Prepare/Enrich is a program focused on exploring your strength and growth areas as a couple. Each couple will take the Prepare/Enrich assessment which will highlight the areas in your relationship to focus on and develop skills in. As a group for ..."
(206) 258-7674
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98146
"Prepare/Enrich is a program focused on exploring your strength and growth areas as a couple. Each couple will take the Prepare/Enrich assessment which will highlight the areas in your relationship to focus on and develop skills in. As a group for ..."
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Host: Mercedes Acedo
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
"Do you have a problem with your anger? This anger group addresses key components that can contribute to problems and feelings associated to your anger. The group experience provides an opportunity for you to meet with others who are discouraged ..."
(206) 488-1706
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
"Do you have a problem with your anger? This anger group addresses key components that can contribute to problems and feelings associated to your anger. The group experience provides an opportunity for you to meet with others who are discouraged ..."
Host: Dr. Myrna Elaine Pinedo, LMHC, LMFT, SOTP
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004
"For women who were involved in a relationship with a sex addict. The group provides support, psychoeducation regarding the addiction and address the shame,guilt,and self esteem issues which come from this type of betrayal. Junta para mujeres que estaban en un ..."
(425) 610-9971
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004
"For women who were involved in a relationship with a sex addict. The group provides support, psychoeducation regarding the addiction and address the shame,guilt,and self esteem issues which come from this type of betrayal. Junta para mujeres que estaban en un ..."
Photo of Laura Gray Fox, Counselor
Host: Laura Gray Fox, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 312-7648
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98115
Photo of Michal Goldring Keidar, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Michal Goldring Keidar, MSW, LICSWA
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 539-0484
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
Photo of Jess Jarris, Counselor
Host: Jess Jarris, MA, LMHCA, C-IAYT
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98199
"With all that is churning in our local and global community, the surge of collective anxiety can impact our wellbeing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. This online group is open to individuals looking for support, grounding and ..."
(206) 309-6787
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98199
"With all that is churning in our local and global community, the surge of collective anxiety can impact our wellbeing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. This online group is open to individuals looking for support, grounding and ..."
Photo of Francine Baffa,
Host: Dr. Francine Baffa, PhD, LICSW, BCBA-D, LBA
Group meets in:
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. "
(425) 598-0193
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Group meets in:
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. "
Photo of Chance Boley, Counselor
Host: Chance Boley, MAEd, LMHCA
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
"Do you have problems with your anger? Are you having a difficult time expressing your need without conflict? Perhaps a group can help gain personal insight from others on how to overcome toxic anger cycles. The anger group addresses key ..."
(206) 800-0387
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
"Do you have problems with your anger? Are you having a difficult time expressing your need without conflict? Perhaps a group can help gain personal insight from others on how to overcome toxic anger cycles. The anger group addresses key ..."
Photo of Wensi (Macy) Dong, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Wensi (Macy) Dong, MS, LMFT, MHP
Group meets in:
Redmond, WA 98052
"Art is the magic way to touch one's soul. In art therapy we grow in our own way. We get together discover different kinds of arts, oil painting, water color, drawing, photography, sculpture and more, while using the creative process ..."
(425) 215-0955
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Group meets in:
Redmond, WA 98052
"Art is the magic way to touch one's soul. In art therapy we grow in our own way. We get together discover different kinds of arts, oil painting, water color, drawing, photography, sculpture and more, while using the creative process ..."
Photo of Michael A Galloway, Counselor
Host: Mr. Michael A Galloway, MA, LMHC, LMFT, CDP
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98105
"This group is for parents who have young adults with co-occurring issues of addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma and adjustment. Parents in this monthly group find genuine support from others who face similar challenges with their young adult children. Parents ..."
(206) 538-2865
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98105
"This group is for parents who have young adults with co-occurring issues of addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma and adjustment. Parents in this monthly group find genuine support from others who face similar challenges with their young adult children. Parents ..."
Photo of Heather Boyes, Counselor
Host: Heather Boyes, MS, LMHCA
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
"Small groups of parents support each other through the process of learning how to use therapeutic play with their children to strengthen the child-parent bond, promote wellbeing in parents and children, increase positive behaviors in children, and decrease parental stress. "
(206) 745-7424
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
"Small groups of parents support each other through the process of learning how to use therapeutic play with their children to strengthen the child-parent bond, promote wellbeing in parents and children, increase positive behaviors in children, and decrease parental stress. "
Photo of Sharon Royal, Counselor
Host: Ms. Sharon Royal, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
"This group aims to provide support and education for those creating a life with someone who lives with conditions related to ADHD. Please Note: Due to COVID19 all groups have been suspended until further notice. Please contact me via email ..."
(253) 343-1234
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
"This group aims to provide support and education for those creating a life with someone who lives with conditions related to ADHD. Please Note: Due to COVID19 all groups have been suspended until further notice. Please contact me via email ..."
Photo of Paige Tangney, Counselor
Host: Ms. Paige Tangney, MEd, LMHC
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98105
"This group is designed for women who have lost their mothers to death and are struggling with moving forward without the presence of their mothers in their lives. The group lasts 12 weeks on Wednesday or Thursday evening. The first ..."
(206) 966-6356
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98105
"This group is designed for women who have lost their mothers to death and are struggling with moving forward without the presence of their mothers in their lives. The group lasts 12 weeks on Wednesday or Thursday evening. The first ..."

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