Support Groups in Tacoma, WA

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Mindful Therapy Group
Counselor, LMHC, MHP, MA
Verified
"I am currently contracted through this group for private therapy services. "
(253) 265-9720 
Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Conquering Depression and Anxiety
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
"Join us for a one day seminar to help combat common symptoms of depression and anxiety. Learn how to challenge unwanted thoughts, increase motivation, and how the cycle of depression and anxiety work so you can better manage symptoms. Please ..."
(253) 200-0046 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98407
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(253) 242-8587 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Washington State Approved Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, LISAC
Verified
"With over 28 years of experience in private practice with a focus on sex and porn addiction, PTSD and trauma, and relationship issues, I bring a unique understanding of the challenges facing providers in helping clients who deal with issues ..."
(253) 348-2242 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Chronic Suicidal Thoughts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"People who have Chronic Suicidal Thoughts (suicidal ideation) may or may not have intent. Clients want to learn a specially designed program for this issue. "
(253) 650-1751 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Sound Wellness Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"Formerly known as Jennifer Croke Psychotherapy, Sound Wellness is honored to have formed a collective of mental health practitioners to address the high demand of need for counseling services in the South Sound area, specifically NE Tacoma. Our practice brings ..."
(253) 259-3202 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98422
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Sound Wellness Group Psychotherapy, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
"Formerly known as Jennifer Croke Psychotherapy, Sound Wellness is honored to have formed a collective of mental health practitioners to address the high demand of need for counseling services in the South Sound area, specifically NE Tacoma. Our practice brings ..."
(253) 242-9677 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98422
Not accepting new clients
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Therapist to Therapist: Consultation Group
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA, CGP
Verified
"This group is for clinicians to connect with other clinicians. We will bring topics based on self-of-the-therapist work related to being a therapist. This will be a closed group of 10 clinicians to maintain flow over video conferencing, and will ..."
(253) 993-1340 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Women's Issues
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
"This Virtual Platform will offer support for Women of Color. Women of Color need a safe place to process. Women need to express themselves emotionally. Often they are criticized or punished for expressing their emotions. This causes most women to ..."
(253) 243-3315 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98405
Waitlist for new clients
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Body Rebel
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"The Body Rebel group is for adult, female-identifying folx, and all body sizes. This group focuses on destigmatizing bodies and learning ways to rebel against diet culture. We will explore self-love and body acceptance through the Health at Every Size ..."
(206) 202-8028 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98403
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Men's Sexual Addiction Group
Counselor
Verified
"Men's Sexual Recovery Group. The group is two hours long, and the focus is on the process of recovery as well as what is happening with each member in the group. The main focus is dealing with toxic shame. "
(253) 271-4925 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Job Club Group
Psychologist, PhD, ABN, ABPP
Verified
"WCS offers an exciting Job Club in a Deaf friendly environment with ASL communication access. The Deaf Job Club will consist of a 12-week program with a two- hour session each week. Our goal is to see you improve your ..."
(253) 785-9909 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Eating Disorder Support for POC (Telehealth)
Counselor, LMHC , MHP
Verified
"I believe it’s important for people of color to have a safe space for healing. Healing from eating disorders take support and community and that is exactly what this group aims to provide. A space where you can be yourself. "
(206) 203-9492 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Men's Recovery Groups (3 separate groups)
Counselor, MA, LMHC-WA, LCPC-ID, CSAT, CPTT
Verified
"This is a task and process oriented group for men recovering from sexual/porn addiction. "
(253) 693-3267 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Couple's
Counselor
Verified
"Couples process group which address issues of how to relate authentically and meet the real needs within the relationship. Which includes sexual issues, communication, financial and monogamy. "
(253) 271-4925 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98403
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Stop Audism Support Group
Psychologist, PhD, ABN, ABPP
Verified
"We offer a group where you can come and receive support and encouragement, as well as education regarding audism (or discrimination against those with hearing loss). Audism is wrong and should be stopped. Our support group will equip you with ..."
(253) 785-9909 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Shame and Self-compassion Group
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"This group is open to all adults dealing with shame and self-esteem issues. We will focus on the origins of shame and ways it impacts your life. Learn how to combat shame with self-compassion tools and support from others experiencing ..."
(206) 202-8028 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98403
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Spouse/Partner Support Group
Counselor, MA, LMHC-WA, LCPC-ID, CSAT, CPTT
Verified
"This is a partner betrayal trauma recovery group for women who are or have been in relationships with spouses/partners who are sexual/porn addicts/compulsives. "
(253) 693-3267 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Grief and Loss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
"This is for anyone who has lost anyone special, either by any kind of death. Suicide survivors included. "
(253) 650-1751 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Executive, Career, and Performance Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
"Executive, Career, and Performance Coaching with Career CoLabs. Career CoLabs offers training and coaching services helping people become smarter, stronger, better versions of themselves. Career CoLabs hosts a 24/7 online collaborative training classroom with programs that serve a global workforce. ..."
(469) 210-0675 
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98416



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