Support Groups in Pierce County, WA

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Photo of Renovation Biblical Counseling Services, PLLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pierce County, WA
Prayer Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Facing struggle and trouble? When facing painful or frightening trials in life, we can feel very helpless. We know we need God, but may not sense His presence. We may doubt He cares about us. Strings of disappointments can erode ..."
(253) 655-1408 
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Group meets in:
Puyallup, WA 98373
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Teen Art & Games Group
Counselor, MA, MHP, CDPT, LMHC
Verified
"Weekly teen group working on interpersonal skills, social skills, and LBGTQ issues. The therapy approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based with a focus on creative art and interactive games. "
(206) 717-8722 
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Group meets in:
Puyallup, WA 98372
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Men's Recovery Groups (3 separate groups)
Counselor, MA, LMHC-WA, LCPC-ID, CSAT, CPTT
Verified
"This is a task and process oriented group for men recovering from sexual/porn addiction. "
(253) 693-3267 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98405
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TouchPoint Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
"We specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. "
(253) 259-3887 
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Group meets in:
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Women's Issues
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
"This Virtual Platform will offer support for Women of Color. Women of Color need a safe place to process. Women need to express themselves emotionally. Often they are criticized or punished for expressing their emotions. This causes most women to ..."
(253) 243-3315 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98405
Waitlist for new clients
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Healthy Lifestyles
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"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 ..."
(253) 321-1853 
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Group meets in:
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Therapist to Therapist: Consultation Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA, CGP
Verified
"This group is for clinicians to connect with other clinicians. We will bring topics based on self-of-the-therapist work related to being a therapist. This will be a closed group of 10 clinicians to maintain flow over video conferencing, and will ..."
(253) 993-1340 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Gender Exploration ages 11-13 (Telehealth)
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFTA, ATR-P, MA
Verified
"This is a gender affirming drop in style therapeutic support group for teens. We use World Building directives via Art Therapy to explore teens relationship with themselves, their gender, their identity, and the various levels this will impact in the ..."
(206) 312-7423 
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Group meets in:
Puyallup, WA 98372
Not accepting new clients
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Circle Creek Associates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-C
Verified
(253) 265-9591 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, WA 98499
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Mindful Therapy Group
Counselor, LMHC, MHP, MA
Verified
"I am currently contracted through this group for private therapy services. "
(253) 265-9720 
Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Job Club Group
Psychologist, PhD, ABN, ABPP
Verified
"WCS offers an exciting Job Club in a Deaf friendly environment with ASL communication access. The Deaf Job Club will consist of a 12-week program with a two- hour session each week. Our goal is to see you improve your ..."
(253) 785-9909 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Washington State Approved Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, LISAC
Verified
"With over 28 years of experience in private practice with a focus on sex and porn addiction, PTSD and trauma, and relationship issues, I bring a unique understanding of the challenges facing providers in helping clients who deal with issues ..."
(253) 348-2242 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Conquering Depression and Anxiety
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Join us for a one day seminar to help combat common symptoms of depression and anxiety. Learn how to challenge unwanted thoughts, increase motivation, and how the cycle of depression and anxiety work so you can better manage symptoms. Please ..."
(253) 200-0046 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98407
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Young Adult DBT Skills Group
Counselor, MA, LPC-TX, LMHC-WA
Verified
"This group focuses on the unique needs and challenges of individuals in the 18-26 age range. This group is primarily psycho-educational in nature, so unlike other process groups, this group focuses on learning and implementing the DBT skills of Mindfulness, ..."
(206) 279-3572 
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Group meets in:
University Place, WA 98466
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C.A.R.E. Groups (DBT Focus)
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
"These highly interactive groups for individuals of all ages are designed to help you achieve your full potential using the C.A.R.E. principles of Connecting, Attaining, Resolving & Engaging. Our C.A.R.E. groups are educational and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) focused. You ..."
(253) 242-6809 
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Group meets in:
Puyallup, WA 98373
Not accepting new clients
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Clinical Supervision or Consultation
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"Providing clinical supervision to pre-licensure graduates who are in search of systemic supervision for post-graduate hours. Additionally, providing consultation for licensed therapists interested in relational therapy or private practice entrepreneurship. I am a WA state approved supervisor and AAMFT approved ..."
(253) 785-9564 
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Group meets in:
Edgewood, WA 98371
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Connections
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"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 ..."
(253) 263-1094 
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Group meets in:
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Pride Program
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"Our Pride Program is focused on providing a safe, therapeutic environment to help foster resilience and compassion with members of the LGBTQ+ community and family members. Therapists are trained in working with individuals, families, and couples in this community from ..."
(253) 214-9742 
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Group meets in:
University Place, WA 98466
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Sound Wellness Group Psychotherapy, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
"Formerly known as Jennifer Croke Psychotherapy, Sound Wellness is honored to have formed a collective of mental health practitioners to address the high demand of need for counseling services in the South Sound area, specifically NE Tacoma. Our practice brings ..."
(253) 242-9677 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98422
Not accepting new clients
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Lakewood Wellness Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified
"Clinic provides Adult Therapy Services and Child Adolescent Psychiatric Medication Management "
(253) 201-1626 
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Group meets in:
Lakewood, WA 98499


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