Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Support Groups in Seattle, WA

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Interpersonal Skills Group for Professionals
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
"This group is designed for the tech professional, who is noticing or is being told that improvement needs to be made with working with others. Many individuals are noticing that they are becoming increasingly uncomfortable in social situations and uncertain ..."
(206) 569-6954
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98121
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OCD support group in North Seattle
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"I facilitate regular planned OCD support groups at my church, office, or a nearby location. They are closed five or six week sessions for current clients and others, require pre-registration, and are not drop in. They are generally offered quarterly. ..."
(206) 453-2681
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
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Jet City Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Jet City Psychological Services offers evidence-based, culturally responsive individual therapy for adults across Washington state via telehealth. We empower individuals to live meaningful and fulfilling lives through the use of evidence-based treatments and skills. We work with each person to ..."
(206) 210-1385
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98116
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Jet City Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Jet City Psychological Services offers evidence-based, culturally responsive individual therapy for adults across Washington state (in-person and telehealth). We empower individuals to live meaningful and fulfilling lives through the use of evidence-based treatments and skills. We work with each person ..."
(206) 207-4980
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98126
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SXY Radiance - "Get Your Sexy Back"!!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC, MS, LMSW, CYT, CSC
Verified
Verified
"Feeling depleted? Not sexy nor sensual? Then join us in JANUARY 2023 for a powerful 9-month journey where we support you in "Getting Your Sexy Back"... This is a journey to support you on your journey back to Your-Self! In ..."
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98122
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Balancing Wellness
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"We are always trying to balance our lives – including our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Whether it is securing a new job, finding a partner, or relocating to a new city – things change in our lives. Sometimes ..."
(206) 207-6558
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98109
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OCD Support Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Monthly Support Group for individuals involved in cognitive -behavioral treatment for OCD. Meeting approx. 20+ years. Size: 3-8 members. Discounts available for attending multiple groups. "
(206) 483-0367
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98119
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Professional Support Group
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
"This group is comprised of adults working within highly demanding work places, meeting to share vulnerabilities felt in the workplace with a trusted and confidential group and therapist. I lead this group, a safe place to honestly open oneself to ..."
(206) 966-6322
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98115
Waitlist for new clients
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Compassion Reimagined: Caring for Self (In-Person)
Counselor, LMHCA, MAC, MDiv
Verified
Verified
"Caring for loved ones and others is hard. Caregivers, parents, teachers, and medical personnel carry the burden of others and need time and space to take care of themselves. In the therapeutic support group/workshop, each member will learn to be ..."
(206) 558-0230
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98117
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist for new clients
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Compassion Reimagined (Online, 6-Week, TBD)
Counselor, LMHCA, MAC, MDiv
Verified
Verified
"Caring for loved ones and others is hard. Caregivers, parents, teachers, and medical personnel carry the burden of others and need time and space to take care of themselves. In the therapeutic support group/workshop, each member will learn to be ..."
(206) 558-0230
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98117
Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Mind-Healing-Sleep (CBT-i)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Got Insomnia? Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia ( CBT -i) is a structured treatment which focuses on effective ways to change your thinking and routines around sleep. You can break the exhausting cycle of sleep deprivation. Mind-Healing-Sleep is a small group approach ..."
(253) 343-1938
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98102
Not accepting new clients
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Men's conversation group (group full at this time)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Men helping men is the goal. Identifying emotions and needs and how to best express them is the aspiration. Feeling interpersonally connected in relationships is the hoped for outcome. Freedom arises when we no longer need to protect ourselves or ..."
(206) 222-9371
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
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Sex Addiction Recovery for Porn & Sex Addicts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"I facilitate a men's sex addiction group. It is a non-judgmental, supportive group helping men deepen their understanding about themselves, what fuels addictive living, how to regain integrity and learn to handle the many challenges of their lives responsibly. "
(844) 938-0994
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98105
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Divergent Wellbeing
Counselor, MA, MS, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
"Divergent Wellbeing is a group of therapists dedicated to providing collaborative and nonjudgmental mental health care to adolescents and adults in and beyond the LGBTQ+ community in Washington State. "
(360) 762-3976
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98122
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Men’s Sexual Addiction Recovery
MA, LMHC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"This is a therapeutic process group for men struggling with compulsive sexual behavior. Each sessions includes topic discussion, peer feedback, and psychoeducation. Topics include the cycle of addiction, early childhood history of abuse/neglect, the dangers of pornography, self-care, shame and ..."
(206) 278-2932
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98121
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Anger Management
Counselor
Verified
Verified
"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
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Men's Relationship Enhancement Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MHP, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Sustaining a satisfying connection with a spouse or a partner is hard when friction and conflict take the place of warmth and caring. The goal: increase relationship awareness, develop emotional intelligence and deepen self-understanding. You will learn: to diffuse emotional ..."
(206) 558-0226
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98122
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Sexual Addiction- Queer Male Focus
Counselor
Verified
Verified
"Sexual addiction is a prevailing problem among queer men. Still, few realize they’re suffering from the effects of spending too much time on a hookup app, such as Grindr or Scruff. These apps also have consequences, such as risky sexual ..."
(206) 488-1706
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
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Seattle Weight Loss & Mental Health Support Group
Counselor, PhD, LPC, DCC, NCC
Verified
Verified
"BreakThrough! goes beyond diet and exercise to explore the psychological, social and emotional reasons why we eat what we do; and what we can do about it. BreakThrough! is a practical and humorous approach mental health and weight loss. Taught ..."
(360) 746-2024
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98119
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Smart Love - Relationship skills
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Heavily influenced by The Gottmans and their focus on relationship skills, this class teaches and practices healthy interpersonal dynamics and encourages deeper connection and shared meaning. "
(206) 594-2362
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98144

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Support Groups

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.




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