Depression Support Groups in Seattle, WA

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DBT Skills
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
(206) 569-5371 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
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We Get Better: Managing Depression and Anxiety
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
"This 8-week online therapy group focuses on creating individualized, comprehensive mood management plans for people with chronic depression and anxiety. Modules help clients identify and practice behavioral goals, emotional regulation strategies and healthy cognitive habits. The group is led by ..."
(206) 451-1356 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98105
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Puget Sound Psychotherapy & Psychiatry
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
(206) 855-5920 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
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DBT Skills for Teens
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
(206) 569-5371 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
Waitlist for new clients
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Existential Dialogues- Online Support Group (8 wk)
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Existential Dialogues- (8 weeks long) This online support group is for those who want to discuss existential concerns in the context of our current situation and how uncertainty plays a role in all of our experiences in life. This group ..."
(206) 207-6437 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
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Yoga For Mental Health
Counselor, LMFT, LMHC, LCSW
Verified
"The Yoga For Mental Health Group is an embodied practice for sensing, witnessing, and building resiliency. Each group session is facilitated by a Yoga Therapist and Clinician, and will last for 90 minutes and will include include a 20 minute ..."
(206) 312-1281 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
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Moving to Wholeness
Counselor, MS, LMHC, SUDP
Verified
"ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS: NEW ONLINE SESSION STARTS JULY. We will explore a best seller on trauma, The Body Keeps the Score by Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk for 22 weeks. Moving to Wholeness, an online support group developed to process ..."
(206) 207-5340 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
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Relationship Group
Counselor, MA, MDiv, LMHC
Verified
"If you are wanting to improve your dating skills, building friendships or improving your ability to be intimate, then this interactive Group will help you learn how others perceive you. This Group creates a safe environment to experiment with new ..."
(425) 249-3548 
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98115
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Book Club
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
"GT Book Club is group therapy meets book club. The next group will be focused on Bessel van der Kolk's The Body Keeps Score. Each week our group will meet and review a few chapters. Each session will mostly be ..."
(206) 712-5446 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98102
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Pandemic Processing Group for Kids 8-11
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
"Kids and teens have faced unique difficulties during this pandemic. This group will use art and play therapy to provide a safe space to process the challenges they have faced and strengths they have used to make it through. For ..."
(206) 593-3089 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
Not accepting new clients
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Harmniy behavioral health & wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified
"Harmniy behavioral health & wellness, DBA Harmniy health is experienced in helping with depression , mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, ADHD, Adjustment disorder, OCD, and substance use disorder and addiction. We are currently accepting new clients at our practice, send a ..."
(206) 589-8704 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
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DnD Therapy Group
Counselor, LMHCA, MA, MHP
Verified
"In this group, we use the role-playing game of Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) to facilitate therapeutic interventions. People who are struggling with the isolation, depression , social anxiety, ADHD, and more have this space to join with others in an engaging ..."
(844) 957-3674 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98102
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Genius of Anxiety Workshop Jan 11 & 12, 2020
Counselor, MS, CN, LMHC
Verified
"Anxiety Experts, Katie McKenna and Titus Kahoutek are hosting this weekend workshop focused on healing and transforming anxiety. Anxiety is a crucial roadblock on the path to success, health and happiness. Untreated, it acts like a destructive emotional auto-immune disease. ..."
(425) 358-4791 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98109
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DBT Skills Training
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
(206) 208-6455 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98121
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Northwest DBT Adult Skills Group- Tuesday Evening
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"This is a six-month curriculum with four modules that last six weeks each. The modules are: Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance. Clients must actively be in therapy with myself or another therapist and make a commitment ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
Not accepting new clients
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Therapy and Support
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Learning to support and connect with other participants to find strength emotionally and psychologically. We work through our anxiety and depression by speaking to our truth. This therapy helps us find a way through our work with others and how ..."
(206) 569-6951 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98126
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Corrective Parenting group
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
"This is an opportunity to reparent yourself in a group setting with 2 healthy parents. It is a closed group with spaces opening up when current members graduate or move on. Limited to 7 clients and 2 therapists we use ..."
(206) 429-8187 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
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Pandemic Processing Group for Teens 14-18
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
"Teens have faced unique difficulties during this pandemic. This group will use art and play therapy to provide a safe space to process the challenges they have faced and strengths they have used to make it through. For Covid safety, ..."
(206) 593-3089 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Elisabeth Rehn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seattle, WA
DBT Skills Training Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
(206) 208-6455 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98121
Photo of Cory Michelle Wilson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
NW DBT Adult Skills Group- Monday
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
"This is a six-month curriculum with four modules that last six weeks each. The modules are: Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance. Clients must actively be in therapy with myself or another therapist and make a commitment ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Seattle. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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.