LGBTQ+ Support Groups in Seattle, WA

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Intro to DBT Skills centering LGBTQ+ Teens
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
"Sequoia's 12-week DBT Skills Group is a great option for youth needing more coping skills. DBT is an evidence-based therapy used to treat a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma. This group will ..."
(206) 258-7542
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
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Not accepting new clients
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Sexual Addiction- Gay Men Focus
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
"This group fuses cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and art therapy to ask: Why are you addicted to sex hook up apps, and what does life look like without them? This is a necessary space for queer men to engage in group storytelling ..."
(206) 965-8652
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
Not accepting new clients
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Shame to Liberation: Seeking Sexual Empowerment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
"Shame To Liberation: Seeking Sexual Empowerment is a 7-week VIRTUAL group for individuals who have lived experience of sexual shame / sexual disempowerment and hope to find sexual empowerment. The group mission is to foster community, reduce shame & stigma, ..."
(206) 590-5557
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
Not accepting new clients
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Psychodrama-Informed Process Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"*I plan to launch a new telehealth relationship group in 2022 for adults* This group provides an inclusive and affirming space to practice new roles and learn novel responses to old problems, enact past, present, and future scenes and unlearn ..."
(206) 203-3430
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
Not accepting new clients
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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
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On Love and Loving For Women--Non-Binary Folks
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS, MMHS
Verified
Verified
"A 7 week Group, Saturdays, from Feb 4th- March 25th (no group March 11th) from 9-11 am Using Bell Hook’s books “All About Love” and “Communion: The Female Search for Love” along with others (Poems and Essays by: Sasha LaPointe, ..."
(206) 761-0990
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98116
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Bisexual/Pansexual Support Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, MA
Verified
Verified
"This online group is for adults who feel like they don't quite belong in straight or queer spaces, to explore the issues unique to bisexual and pansexual folks. Our group's focus is on building community, exploring identity, and helping you ..."
(206) 309-6709
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98107
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Queer Men's Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"This group provides an affirming space for Queer identified men to discuss personal challenges and cultivate community. Members will have the opportunity to grow their connection with others by exploring their intersectional identities, practicing emotional support and vulnerability, and identifying ..."
(206) 557-6610
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
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Anchor Light Therapy Collective
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT
Verified
Verified
"We are a community of compassionate, collaborative therapists that that are dedicated to serving our community by normalizing and destigmatizing mental health treatment. We offer ethical and professional mental health services to individuals, couples, and families with respect to all ..."
(206) 207-5485
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98119
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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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Swagger - A Queer Men's Body Image Process Group
Counselor, LMHCA, MA
Verified
Verified
"Why are queer men hyper-focused on body image? Our current culture is filled with factors (objectification, social media, hook-up apps, fatphobia, family history, popular culture, ageism, etc.…) that can contribute to the dissatisfaction of not only our bodies, but also ..."
(206) 741-0802
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98109
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Swagger - A Queer Men's Body Image Process Group
Counselor, LMHC, MEd
Verified
Verified
"Starts Jan. 9, 2023. Why are queer men hyper-focused on body image? Our current culture is filled with factors (objectification, social media, hook-up apps, fatphobia, family history, popular culture, ageism, etc.…) that can contribute to the dissatisfaction of not only ..."
(206) 203-5945
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
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Finding Sexual, Affectional, Relational Identities
Counselor
Verified
Verified
"Adult groups are at 10 am and youth are at 3:30 pm. All groups are online, 90 minutes. This group will be a discussion-focused group, where members can freely explore their identities and curiosities related to sexuality and relationships. Topics ..."
(206) 567-7527
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98126
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Metta-Men
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, MHP, CMHS
Verified
Verified
"STARTING JULY 2021. Metta-Men is a web/mindfulness-based psychoeducational peer support group that is Anti-Ableist, Gender- Queer , Anti-Racist, Body-Kink-Sex-Positive; for male-identifying persons, committed to deconstructing internalized supremacy around gender, sexual and racial identity and expression, including broader relationship models and consent. Committed ..."
(206) 538-2935
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
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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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Coming Out- LGBTQ+ Focus
Counselor
Verified
Verified
"How is your sexual orientation or gender identity affecting your emotional health? Are you keeping your sexual or gender identity a secret from everyone? Including you? The group is designed to help you through problems relating to the coming out ..."
(206) 488-1706
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104

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Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Alaina Boyle, Counselor in Seattle, WA
Intro to DBT Skills centering LGBTQ+ Teens
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
"Sequoia's 12-week DBT Skills Group is a great option for youth needing more coping skills. DBT is an evidence-based therapy used to treat a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma. This group will ..."
(206) 258-7542
View
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Jack Rushall, Pre-Licensed Professional in Seattle, WA
Sexual Addiction- Gay Men Focus
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
"This group fuses cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and art therapy to ask: Why are you addicted to sex hook up apps, and what does life look like without them? This is a necessary space for queer men to engage in group storytelling ..."
(206) 965-8652
View
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98104
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Sarah Lynne Poole, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Seattle, WA
Shame to Liberation: Seeking Sexual Empowerment
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Verified
"Shame To Liberation: Seeking Sexual Empowerment is a 7-week VIRTUAL group for individuals who have lived experience of sexual shame / sexual disempowerment and hope to find sexual empowerment. The group mission is to foster community, reduce shame & stigma, ..."
(206) 590-5557
View
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Hillary Locke, Psychologist in Seattle, WA
Psychodrama-Informed Process Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"*I plan to launch a new telehealth relationship group in 2022 for adults* This group provides an inclusive and affirming space to practice new roles and learn novel responses to old problems, enact past, present, and future scenes and unlearn ..."
(206) 203-3430
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
Not accepting new clients

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.

Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Seattle 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 Seattle 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.