Trauma and PTSD Support Groups in Seattle, WA

Present Centered Group Therapy for PTSD
New telehealth Present-Centered Group Therapy (PCGT) for PTSD. PCGT is an evidenced based, twelve session group effective in reducing and managing symptoms. PCGT educates group members on symptoms of PTSD and related reactions. The core focus of treatment empowers members ...
Hosted by Daniel Gross, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98126
New telehealth Present-Centered Group Therapy (PCGT) for PTSD. PCGT is an evidenced based, twelve session group effective in reducing and managing symptoms. PCGT educates group members on symptoms of PTSD and related reactions. The core focus of treatment empowers members ...
(206) 347-8089 View (206) 347-8089
Healing The Emotional Wounds from Caregivers
Did you have a caregiver who was not emotionally responsive, enmeshed, emotionally reactive or abusive? Do you struggle with feeling secure and healthy in your relationships or with self loathing? Healing is possible and it is best done together in ...
Hosted by Erika Nelson (Accepting New Clients)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98107
Did you have a caregiver who was not emotionally responsive, enmeshed, emotionally reactive or abusive? Do you struggle with feeling secure and healthy in your relationships or with self loathing? Healing is possible and it is best done together in ...
(206) 309-6386 View (206) 309-6386
Anchor Light Therapy Collective
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 ...
Hosted by Anchor Light Therapy Collective
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98119
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 View (206) 207-5485
Book Club
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 ...
Hosted by Sophie Rose Mandel
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98112
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 View (206) 712-5446
Group for Women Considering Egg & Embryo Donation
This is a virtual 8 week support group for women that are considering or actively pursuing parenthood through egg or embryo donation. It will be co-facilitated by two seasoned therapists, Krista Murtfeldt and Hilary Myerberg. Each week the group will ...
Hosted by Hilary H. Myerberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98105
This is a virtual 8 week support group for women that are considering or actively pursuing parenthood through egg or embryo donation. It will be co-facilitated by two seasoned therapists, Krista Murtfeldt and Hilary Myerberg. Each week the group will ...
(206) 800-7184 View (206) 800-7184
4 Pillars of Yoga Therapy
Are you looking for a holistic approach to healing? Do you feel stuck in particular ways of thinking and being? Do you want to learn ways to free yourself from suffering? In this experiential exploration of the 4 pillars of ...
Hosted by Seed Yoga Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98118
Are you looking for a holistic approach to healing? Do you feel stuck in particular ways of thinking and being? Do you want to learn ways to free yourself from suffering? In this experiential exploration of the 4 pillars of ...
(206) 429-4940 View (206) 429-4940
Virtual Eating Disorder Support Group
Angie loves supporting adults as they explore both the "why" and the "how" in eating disorder recovery. This is a small and intimate, yet casual setting where you can explore your relationship with your body and eating while getting support ...
Hosted by Angie Gomez Horta
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98107
Angie loves supporting adults as they explore both the "why" and the "how" in eating disorder recovery. This is a small and intimate, yet casual setting where you can explore your relationship with your body and eating while getting support ...
(253) 240-4853 View (253) 240-4853
PTSD Support Group
We offer a Bi-Weekly PTSD Support group. This is a FREE resource. If you cannot make it live, we will also have a Zoom option available. Don't hesitate to contact team@fcpsych.com or call (206) 624-3800 for the initial screening call. ...
Hosted by The PTSD Institute
BCN, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98101
We offer a Bi-Weekly PTSD Support group. This is a FREE resource. If you cannot make it live, we will also have a Zoom option available. Don't hesitate to contact team@fcpsych.com or call (206) 624-3800 for the initial screening call. ...
(206) 825-6477 View (206) 825-6477
Somatic Liberation Group
A 4 week somatic therapy support group to improve your mental health from the inside out. Learn sustainable tools to manage stress, anxiety, and trauma. Release and resolve distress, tension, and unhappiness. Reconnect with yourself and others with more clarity, ...
Hosted by Dezryelle Clouse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, YTT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98103
A 4 week somatic therapy support group to improve your mental health from the inside out. Learn sustainable tools to manage stress, anxiety, and trauma. Release and resolve distress, tension, and unhappiness. Reconnect with yourself and others with more clarity, ...
(206) 312-5711 View (206) 312-5711
Puget Sound Psychotherapy & Psychiatry
We offer counseling and psychiatric services to greater Seattle. We work with adults, children, teens, couples, and families of all constellations. We are home to the Seattle Relationship Clinic where our clinicians specialize in working with couples and helping individuals ...
Hosted by Changing Stories Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98112
We offer counseling and psychiatric services to greater Seattle. We work with adults, children, teens, couples, and families of all constellations. We are home to the Seattle Relationship Clinic where our clinicians specialize in working with couples and helping individuals ...
(206) 535-1958 View (206) 535-1958
CPTSD Survivors Group
Group is full, but starting a waitlist for next group. A goal-oriented group for adult survivors of complex post-traumatic stress disorder. This is a closed group of 5-7 participants meeting virtually for 4 months. Open to Washington state residents. Starts ...
Hosted by Samantha Holsather
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98116
Group is full, but starting a waitlist for next group. A goal-oriented group for adult survivors of complex post-traumatic stress disorder. This is a closed group of 5-7 participants meeting virtually for 4 months. Open to Washington state residents. Starts ...
(206) 472-1328 View (206) 472-1328
Art-Infused Group Therapy
This intimate woman's group welcomes those struggling with emotional blocks, overwhelm in life and relationships, overall feeling stuck and lost.... the canvas is an invitation to another world, one that shifts our subconscious experience as soon as we begin imagining ...
Hosted by Melinda Stonecliffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98106
This intimate woman's group welcomes those struggling with emotional blocks, overwhelm in life and relationships, overall feeling stuck and lost.... the canvas is an invitation to another world, one that shifts our subconscious experience as soon as we begin imagining ...
(801) 513-1913 View (801) 513-1913
Healing from Toxic Relationships
This therapy group is to talk, learn, and heal about toxic relationships, narcissistic abuse, and/or intimate partner violence. This is for people who have experienced any toxic relationship, whether with a partner or within the family, domestic violence, or intimate ...
Hosted by Kate Mageau
Counselor, MS, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98126
This therapy group is to talk, learn, and heal about toxic relationships, narcissistic abuse, and/or intimate partner violence. This is for people who have experienced any toxic relationship, whether with a partner or within the family, domestic violence, or intimate ...
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Spouses/Partners of Sex Addicts - Seattle
This group focuses on those in relationship with someone who has betrayed their trust. This is a non-denominational group: all are welcome. Group sessions assist partners and spouses to release obsessions and anxieties. Whether members choose to remain in or ...
Hosted by Amy Bloom LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CSAT, CMAT, CCBRT-C
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98109
This group focuses on those in relationship with someone who has betrayed their trust. This is a non-denominational group: all are welcome. Group sessions assist partners and spouses to release obsessions and anxieties. Whether members choose to remain in or ...
(425) 600-1339 View (425) 600-1339
Neurofeedback/Neurotherapy for Trauma PTSD and TBI
The PTSD Institute offers qEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback, and stimulation services (tDCS, tVNS) to individuals who have experienced traumatic events. Whether you are a combat veteran, a victim of sexual assault or an individual dealing with traumatic-incident-relate d injuries such ...
Hosted by The PTSD Institute
BCN, MD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98101
The PTSD Institute offers qEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback, and stimulation services (tDCS, tVNS) to individuals who have experienced traumatic events. Whether you are a combat veteran, a victim of sexual assault or an individual dealing with traumatic-incident-relate d injuries such ...
(206) 825-6477 View (206) 825-6477
Learning to Love Yourself Group
Learn about culture's impact on the epidemic of self hatred and how to counteract it. Join with others in a group focused on learning to grow more self love and self compassion. Group is open to all humans and meets ...
Hosted by Rachel Richards
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98133
Learn about culture's impact on the epidemic of self hatred and how to counteract it. Join with others in a group focused on learning to grow more self love and self compassion. Group is open to all humans and meets ...
(503) 836-8894 View (503) 836-8894
Group Supervision
Online supervision for LICSW Licensure, in both WA and OR. My experience surrounds clinical assessment, acute and system involved families, community based practice, family of origin and intergenerational trauma, and private practice. My approach tends to be very relational and ...
Hosted by Erika Nelson (Accepting New Clients)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98107
Online supervision for LICSW Licensure, in both WA and OR. My experience surrounds clinical assessment, acute and system involved families, community based practice, family of origin and intergenerational trauma, and private practice. My approach tends to be very relational and ...
(206) 309-6386 View (206) 309-6386
Neurodiverse-Affirming Therapy Group (on hold)
Do you identify with being highly-sensitive, introverted, autistic or other temperament that often leaves you feeling misunderstood by others? Have you ever suspected or been diagnosed with a learning disability, sensory processing disorder or labeled gifted? Are you prone to ...
Hosted by Jenny Leung
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98103
Do you identify with being highly-sensitive, introverted, autistic or other temperament that often leaves you feeling misunderstood by others? Have you ever suspected or been diagnosed with a learning disability, sensory processing disorder or labeled gifted? Are you prone to ...
(206) 966-4172 View (206) 966-4172
Powerful Moms Group!
We all come to parenting with our own stories and narrative of being parented. We also come with our story of how we came to be parents. This group is geared towards moms who have survived violence in their lives ...
Hosted by Alanna Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98118
We all come to parenting with our own stories and narrative of being parented. We also come with our story of how we came to be parents. This group is geared towards moms who have survived violence in their lives ...
(206) 203-3846 View (206) 203-3846
Forgiveness as Liberation: Virtual 1-Day Workshop
In the spirit of revolutionary self-care, I’m presenting a virtual workshop on June 1 9am-2pm PT that positions forgiveness as a radical form of self-preservation and empowerment. This session is an invitation to individuals to reclaim their inner peace and ...
Hosted by Laura May Bruco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98115
In the spirit of revolutionary self-care, I’m presenting a virtual workshop on June 1 9am-2pm PT that positions forgiveness as a radical form of self-preservation and empowerment. This session is an invitation to individuals to reclaim their inner peace and ...
(206) 651-4369 View (206) 651-4369
Trauma and PTSD Support Groups

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.