Support Groups in Port Townsend, WA

'I am enough'- hypnotherapy group (TBA)
Our mind is the expert in helping us avoid and escape what is causing us pain and danger. And this group will inform you of the many ways we self-sabotage our happiness when we tell our brain we are stressed ...
Photo of Julia E Eakes, Marriage & Family Therapist in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Julia E Eakes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
Our mind is the expert in helping us avoid and escape what is causing us pain and danger. And this group will inform you of the many ways we self-sabotage our happiness when we tell our brain we are stressed ...
(360) 310-4136 View (360) 310-4136
Manifest the Life that you Desire
What do you really want in your life, and how can you manifest it? This 6 week group will help you reach clarity on what you most want to bring into your life, and give you manifesting tools and techniques ...
Photo of Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Counselor in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
What do you really want in your life, and how can you manifest it? This 6 week group will help you reach clarity on what you most want to bring into your life, and give you manifesting tools and techniques ...
(360) 233-8218 View (360) 233-8218
Art Therapy and Movement
2019: July 21 Vision Board, Aug 18 Poetry, Sept 15 Plein Aire, Oct 20 Free Association, Nov 17 Mandalas, Dec 15 Collaborative Art Project. Drop in class. Suggested donation $10-$15 per session.
Photo of Patricia Bolen, Counselor in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Patricia Bolen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
2019: July 21 Vision Board, Aug 18 Poetry, Sept 15 Plein Aire, Oct 20 Free Association, Nov 17 Mandalas, Dec 15 Collaborative Art Project. Drop in class. Suggested donation $10-$15 per session.
(360) 301-7242 View (360) 301-7242
Couples in Conflict
This class shows how conflict is inevitable in any relationship and can be used constructively to develop a stronger and more meaningful relationship. Class is limited to 5-6 couples. Call 301-4564 to get on waiting list for 2017.
Photo of Esther Fredholm Conway, Psychologist in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Esther Fredholm Conway
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
This class shows how conflict is inevitable in any relationship and can be used constructively to develop a stronger and more meaningful relationship. Class is limited to 5-6 couples. Call 301-4564 to get on waiting list for 2017.
(360) 301-4564 View (360) 301-4564
Shed Those Unwanted Pounds - Forever! (TBA)
Diets tell you to change what you eat until you’ve reached your desired weight---and then the rest is up to you. How many times have diets failed you, leaving you feeling depressed, discouraged, and like a failure? In this online ...
Photo of Julia E Eakes, Marriage & Family Therapist in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Julia E Eakes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
Diets tell you to change what you eat until you’ve reached your desired weight---and then the rest is up to you. How many times have diets failed you, leaving you feeling depressed, discouraged, and like a failure? In this online ...
(360) 310-4136 View (360) 310-4136
Creating your New Life after Divorce
Divorce changes so much more than your marital status. It changes other relationships, roles, finances... maybe even the way that you feel about yourself. Join other women who are going through the same things as you navigate ways to create ...
Photo of Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Counselor in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
Divorce changes so much more than your marital status. It changes other relationships, roles, finances... maybe even the way that you feel about yourself. Join other women who are going through the same things as you navigate ways to create ...
(360) 233-8218 View (360) 233-8218
Writing Your Life Narrative
Explore your life story by writing and sharing your experiences with a small supportive group. Revisiting memories of the past with insights from the present helps to provide balance and new meaning. See Classes at wwwEstherConway.com for more details or ...
Photo of Esther Fredholm Conway, Psychologist in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Esther Fredholm Conway
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
Explore your life story by writing and sharing your experiences with a small supportive group. Revisiting memories of the past with insights from the present helps to provide balance and new meaning. See Classes at wwwEstherConway.com for more details or ...
(360) 301-4564 View (360) 301-4564
Women in Transition/Men in Transition
The class deals with all kinds of transitions. The focus is on where you are now, what you would like to change, and how to make changes that are effective for you. Cost is $40 per session with commitment for ...
Photo of Esther Fredholm Conway, Psychologist in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Esther Fredholm Conway
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
The class deals with all kinds of transitions. The focus is on where you are now, what you would like to change, and how to make changes that are effective for you. Cost is $40 per session with commitment for ...
(360) 301-4564 View (360) 301-4564
Vision Board Group Experience
A vision board is a powerful way to focus your attention and intention on creating what you want in your life. In this 2 session workshop, you will create your own vision board that will open doors for moving toward ...
Photo of Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Counselor in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
A vision board is a powerful way to focus your attention and intention on creating what you want in your life. In this 2 session workshop, you will create your own vision board that will open doors for moving toward ...
(360) 233-8218 View (360) 233-8218

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'I am enough'- hypnotherapy group (TBA)
Our mind is the expert in helping us avoid and escape what is causing us pain and danger. And this group will inform you of the many ways we self-sabotage our happiness when we tell our brain we are stressed ...
Photo of Julia E Eakes, Marriage & Family Therapist in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Julia E Eakes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
Our mind is the expert in helping us avoid and escape what is causing us pain and danger. And this group will inform you of the many ways we self-sabotage our happiness when we tell our brain we are stressed ...
(360) 310-4136 View (360) 310-4136
Manifest the Life that you Desire
What do you really want in your life, and how can you manifest it? This 6 week group will help you reach clarity on what you most want to bring into your life, and give you manifesting tools and techniques ...
Photo of Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Counselor in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
What do you really want in your life, and how can you manifest it? This 6 week group will help you reach clarity on what you most want to bring into your life, and give you manifesting tools and techniques ...
(360) 233-8218 View (360) 233-8218
Art Therapy and Movement
2019: July 21 Vision Board, Aug 18 Poetry, Sept 15 Plein Aire, Oct 20 Free Association, Nov 17 Mandalas, Dec 15 Collaborative Art Project. Drop in class. Suggested donation $10-$15 per session.
Photo of Patricia Bolen, Counselor in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Patricia Bolen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
2019: July 21 Vision Board, Aug 18 Poetry, Sept 15 Plein Aire, Oct 20 Free Association, Nov 17 Mandalas, Dec 15 Collaborative Art Project. Drop in class. Suggested donation $10-$15 per session.
(360) 301-7242 View (360) 301-7242
Couples in Conflict
This class shows how conflict is inevitable in any relationship and can be used constructively to develop a stronger and more meaningful relationship. Class is limited to 5-6 couples. Call 301-4564 to get on waiting list for 2017.
Photo of Esther Fredholm Conway, Psychologist in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Esther Fredholm Conway
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
This class shows how conflict is inevitable in any relationship and can be used constructively to develop a stronger and more meaningful relationship. Class is limited to 5-6 couples. Call 301-4564 to get on waiting list for 2017.
(360) 301-4564 View (360) 301-4564
Shed Those Unwanted Pounds - Forever! (TBA)
Diets tell you to change what you eat until you’ve reached your desired weight---and then the rest is up to you. How many times have diets failed you, leaving you feeling depressed, discouraged, and like a failure? In this online ...
Photo of Julia E Eakes, Marriage & Family Therapist in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Julia E Eakes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
Diets tell you to change what you eat until you’ve reached your desired weight---and then the rest is up to you. How many times have diets failed you, leaving you feeling depressed, discouraged, and like a failure? In this online ...
(360) 310-4136 View (360) 310-4136
Creating your New Life after Divorce
Divorce changes so much more than your marital status. It changes other relationships, roles, finances... maybe even the way that you feel about yourself. Join other women who are going through the same things as you navigate ways to create ...
Photo of Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Counselor in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
Divorce changes so much more than your marital status. It changes other relationships, roles, finances... maybe even the way that you feel about yourself. Join other women who are going through the same things as you navigate ways to create ...
(360) 233-8218 View (360) 233-8218
Writing Your Life Narrative
Explore your life story by writing and sharing your experiences with a small supportive group. Revisiting memories of the past with insights from the present helps to provide balance and new meaning. See Classes at wwwEstherConway.com for more details or ...
Photo of Esther Fredholm Conway, Psychologist in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Esther Fredholm Conway
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
Explore your life story by writing and sharing your experiences with a small supportive group. Revisiting memories of the past with insights from the present helps to provide balance and new meaning. See Classes at wwwEstherConway.com for more details or ...
(360) 301-4564 View (360) 301-4564
Women in Transition/Men in Transition
The class deals with all kinds of transitions. The focus is on where you are now, what you would like to change, and how to make changes that are effective for you. Cost is $40 per session with commitment for ...
Photo of Esther Fredholm Conway, Psychologist in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Esther Fredholm Conway
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
The class deals with all kinds of transitions. The focus is on where you are now, what you would like to change, and how to make changes that are effective for you. Cost is $40 per session with commitment for ...
(360) 301-4564 View (360) 301-4564
Vision Board Group Experience
A vision board is a powerful way to focus your attention and intention on creating what you want in your life. In this 2 session workshop, you will create your own vision board that will open doors for moving toward ...
Photo of Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Counselor in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Lynn Gilman, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Townsend, WA 98368
A vision board is a powerful way to focus your attention and intention on creating what you want in your life. In this 2 session workshop, you will create your own vision board that will open doors for moving toward ...
(360) 233-8218 View (360) 233-8218
Relaxation Response Training
Relaxation Response Training is an 8 week course designed to help you understand the physiological nature of anxiety disorders, the neurological causes of the stress response, and learn one new technique each week for developing a relaxation response to manage ...
Photo of Laura Lee, Counselor in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Laura Lee
Counselor, LMHC, FAMI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Relaxation Response Training is an 8 week course designed to help you understand the physiological nature of anxiety disorders, the neurological causes of the stress response, and learn one new technique each week for developing a relaxation response to manage ...
(360) 310-4089 View (360) 310-4089
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
This 12 week course will help you develop your own mental health wellness plan to take back control of your own recovery process. Steps to recovery include: Developing a Wellness Toolkit, A Daily Maintenance Plan, Recognizing Triggers, What to do ...
Photo of Laura Lee, Counselor in Port Townsend, WA
Hosted by Laura Lee
Counselor, LMHC, FAMI
Verified Verified
Group meets in Port Hadlock, WA 98339
This 12 week course will help you develop your own mental health wellness plan to take back control of your own recovery process. Steps to recovery include: Developing a Wellness Toolkit, A Daily Maintenance Plan, Recognizing Triggers, What to do ...
(360) 310-4089 View (360) 310-4089

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FAQs - About Group Therapy and Support Groups

How can I find a support group in Port Townsend?

Search for nearby support groups by inputting your city, zip code, or the name of the group into the search bar. From there, you can filter to find a group that suits your needs, whether you are looking for support for a teenager, a group that focuses on a specific issue, such as depression, or a particular program type, such as one geared toward developing social skills. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

How does group therapy work?

Therapy groups are led by one or more therapists and serve to help people process their experiences and learn from others who understand their challenges firsthand. They can be based on a specific issue, such as addiction, grief, physical illnesses, parenting, and caregiving. They can involve a specific type of program or therapy, such as a social skills group or CBT group. They can also be specific to a particular population or community, such as teens or LGBTQ.

Support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, also focus on a specific issue, but are typically led by members with lived experiences and are less structured than therapy groups. 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.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Support groups help connect people with shared challenges or physical and mental health conditions. In a group setting, participants can receive support and feedback from peers and can acquire new skills, strategies and perspectives by listening to one another. Discussing your experience with someone who also has a cancer diagnosis, or whose son also struggles with addiction, for example, can help you feel less alone, reduce distress, find empathy and connection, and learn practical or medical information that has helped others. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option than individual therapy and just as effective.

Is group therapy as effective as individual therapy?

Support groups can be deeply valuable for both emotional support and/or treatment outcomes. It’s difficult to make a blanket statement on efficacy due to the many different types of support groups and conditions treated, but group therapy has been found to be just as effective as individual therapy in establishing long-term abstinence for conditions such as substance abuse, addiction and alcohol abuse.

How much does group therapy cost?

Group counseling is typically less expensive than individual counseling, with each session costing on average between $60 to $75. Meanwhile, individual therapy sessions can run anywhere from $100 to $200 and up, even after insurance. It is possible to find low-cost group therapy options and many therapists offer group sessions free of charge.

Does insurance cover group therapy?

As with individual therapy, many insurance companies do offer coverage for group therapy sessions. However, the coverage varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider. Individuals are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to verify coverage.

How long does group therapy last?

The length of a support group session is often one hour but can fall anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. The amount of time that people remain in a support group varies based on their specific needs and goals and the type of therapy. Some individuals may seek a shorter-term group, such as a bereavement group, that may last between six and 20 weeks. Some may seek a longer-term group that lasts for a year or indefinitely.

What are the limitations of support groups?

Support groups have many benefits, but there are a few limitations as well. Support groups do not constitute formal therapeutic or medical treatment, and are not run by licensed mental health professionals, so some people may opt for group therapy or individual therapy instead. Additionally, support groups can depend on the other participants, so a disruptive individual has the potential to mar the group dynamic, and the anecdotal information shared may sometimes be unhelpful or inaccurate. Because it is a group setting, confidentiality can be more difficult to guard and participants receive less personalized attention than they would in an individual therapy session.