Host: Marianne Shapiro, MA, LMHC, TEP
Group meets in:
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
"Groups offer opportunities to connect with others to explore current, past and anticipated future concerns using the effective method of psychodrama. The ability to access your own creativity, and move your own life in the direction you choose, is the ..."
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Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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"Groups offer opportunities to connect with others to explore current, past and anticipated future concerns using the effective method of psychodrama. The ability to access your own creativity, and move your own life in the direction you choose, is the ..."
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Host: Ms. Heather Hamilton, PhD, LPC, DCC, NCC
Group meets in:
Anacortes, WA 98221
"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 to mental health and weight loss. ..."
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Anacortes, WA 98221
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"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 to mental health and weight loss. ..."
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Host: Mrs. Lindsay L. Huettman, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
Bow, WA 98232
"Starting in September, I am running a 10 person 8 week series for nature connected folks who have experienced a death in the last year. The group will be based in Skagit County at various natural locations. Please contact me ..."
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Bow, WA 98232
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"Starting in September, I am running a 10 person 8 week series for nature connected folks who have experienced a death in the last year. The group will be based in Skagit County at various natural locations. Please contact me ..."
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Host: Ms. Dawn Ideker, LMHC
Group meets in:
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
"Creation of a healing community by providing recovery services within a group format. Basic education about physical and sexual abuse and how current behaviors are linked to past abuses. An opportunity for women and men to trust their own perceptions ..."
(316) 869-0763
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Group meets in:
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
"Creation of a healing community by providing recovery services within a group format. Basic education about physical and sexual abuse and how current behaviors are linked to past abuses. An opportunity for women and men to trust their own perceptions ..."
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Host: Dr. James Harrison Follman, PhD, LMHC, CDP
Group meets in:
Burlington, WA 98233
"Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) & Deferred Prosecution, Continuing Care, Relapse Prevention, All our programs focuse on development of refusal skills, examines life choices & consequences along with information about the impact of drugs on the brain. For a deferred prosecution ..."
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Burlington, WA 98233
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"Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) & Deferred Prosecution, Continuing Care, Relapse Prevention, All our programs focuse on development of refusal skills, examines life choices & consequences along with information about the impact of drugs on the brain. For a deferred prosecution ..."
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Host: Ms. Heather Hamilton, PhD, LPC, DCC, NCC
Group meets in:
Anacortes, WA 98221
"This support group brings women together to discuss the underlying issues that contribute to anxiety, depression and just feeling overwhelmed at times. The focus is sharing life experiences and developing the mental and emotional tools that start a New Path ..."
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Anacortes, WA 98221
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"This support group brings women together to discuss the underlying issues that contribute to anxiety, depression and just feeling overwhelmed at times. The focus is sharing life experiences and developing the mental and emotional tools that start a New Path ..."
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Host: Dr. James Harrison Follman, PhD, LMHC, CDP
Group meets in:
Burlington, WA 98233
"Anger is natural, but it can be destructive to your life in terms of work, relationships, family, and yourself. We give you the tools and education to help you understand, control, and express your anger appropriately. Our goal is to ..."
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Burlington, WA 98233
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"Anger is natural, but it can be destructive to your life in terms of work, relationships, family, and yourself. We give you the tools and education to help you understand, control, and express your anger appropriately. Our goal is to ..."
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Host: Marianne Shapiro, MA, LMHC, TEP
Group meets in:
Bow, WA 98232
"now on Zoom Wednesday evenings 6-8, Men and women this group is currently Full "
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Bow, WA 98232
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"now on Zoom Wednesday evenings 6-8, Men and women this group is currently Full "
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Host: Marianne Shapiro, MA, LMHC, TEP
Group meets in:
Bow, WA 98232
"In the context of a supportive , psychologically minded group women have the opportunity to explore current, past and anticipated future concerns and to celebrate change using the powerful and effective method of psychodrama and related experiential approaches. "
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Bow, WA 98232
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"In the context of a supportive , psychologically minded group women have the opportunity to explore current, past and anticipated future concerns and to celebrate change using the powerful and effective method of psychodrama and related experiential approaches. "

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Skagit County 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 Skagit County 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 Skagit County 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 Skagit County 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 Skagit County 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.