Chronic Pain Support Groups in Olympia, WA

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Photo of Karen Kirsch, Counselor in Olympia, WA
Online Support for Chronic Pain
Counselor, MA, RSMT, CMA
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"For anyone living with chronic pain no matter what the cause. NOW on ZOOM TUESDAY at noon -1pm Pacific time. Includes: check in, educational information and resources, guided relaxation and/or movement, breath awareness and personal sharing. Join us and break ..."
(360) 529-3197
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Olympia, WA 98512
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Photo of Brenda S Butterfield, Counselor in Olympia, WA
Guided Forest Therapy Walks and Day Retreats
Counselor, EdD, MSW, LMHC
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"I am a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, trained by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Offering nature based therapy in a variety of ways is the primary reason for establishing The ONE Center just outside Olympia, ..."
(425) 615-6263
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Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98502
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Photo of Karen Kirsch, Counselor in Olympia, WA
Online Support for Chronic Pain
Counselor, MA, RSMT, CMA
Verified
Verified
"For anyone living with chronic pain no matter what the cause. NOW on ZOOM TUESDAY at noon -1pm Pacific time. Includes: check in, educational information and resources, guided relaxation and/or movement, breath awareness and personal sharing. Join us and break ..."
(360) 529-3197
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Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98512
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Brenda S Butterfield, Counselor in Olympia, WA
Guided Forest Therapy Walks and Day Retreats
Counselor, EdD, MSW, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"I am a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, trained by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Offering nature based therapy in a variety of ways is the primary reason for establishing The ONE Center just outside Olympia, ..."
(425) 615-6263
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Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98502
Waitlist for new clients

Chronic Pain Support Groups
Chronic pain in the form of headaches, joint problems, or full-blown fibromyalgia can radically impact one's life. For many people, there is no end in sight to the pain; it may even derail employment and relationships. Some 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain. It can be influenced by many factors, including emotion and memory.



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