Support Groups in Thurston County, WA

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Clinical Supervision Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LICSW, MHP, SUDP
Verified
"A group for professionals seeking social work or counseling licensure or consultation; sign up for two-month cycles. Next groups begin: 2022: Winter Session: Nov 6th. 2023 Winter session:Jan 08. $80 per group, $320. for two-month session. We meet for a ..."
(360) 746-3974 
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Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98501
Not accepting new clients
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Men's Group: Being a Man
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Because of Covid- Men's Group on hold "
(360) 524-6392 
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Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98501
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WTF is Happening? Process Group
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC
Verified
"Use your experience to support yourself and others. Gain skills and tools, support and community. Email to enroll, beinghumancounseling@gmai l.com Sarah Peace, MA, LPCC, LMHC www.beinghumancounseling. com "
(360) 614-2954 
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Group meets in:
Lacey, WA 98503
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Domestic Violence & Anger Managment
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, AAC
Verified
"Court Ordered DV and Anger Management courses to meet court requirements. On zoom. Call for times "
(360) 234-3259 
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Group meets in:
Tumwater, WA 98512
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Women's Building Trusting Relationships Group
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MAC, MBA
Verified
"This weekly virtual support and skills group offers safe space for women to build supportive relationships with other women. Members focus on areas of connection, and practice skills of open communication and connecting through shared experiences. Groups meet twice per ..."
(435) 344-4264 
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Group meets in:
Tumwater, WA 98512
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Olympia Bereavement and Grief group
Counselor, MS, MDiv, LMHC
Verified
"This is a non-religious bereavement group open to adults of all ages who have lost a loved one to death and are struggling with grief. While the Senior Center is closed for public health reasons, this group will meet online ..."
(360) 539-1230 
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Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98501
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Lgbtqia+
Counselor, LMHC, MS, CMHS, CCATP, LGBTQIA
Verified
"Helping those struggling with their sexualtiy or gender come to terms with accepting who they are, building self worth and developing a healthy, solid support system. "
(360) 252-9369 
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Group meets in:
Lacey, WA 98516
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Northwest Therapy Group PLLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"Our combined experience in mental health and marriage/family counseling enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, and psychological care. Our spectrum of care ranges from casual self exploration to more persistent mental health needs. We provide a neutral ground to ..."
(360) 200-7691 
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Group meets in:
Lacey, WA 98516
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Linda McFadden in Thurston County, WA
Living with Loss, DBT Group
MA, LMHCA, SUDP-T
Verified
"I will be running groups for qualified clients. "
(360) 205-1509 
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Group meets in:
Tumwater, WA 98501
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Managing Anxiety- Session 1
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
"After this course, you will be able to define anxiety and how it is an automatic nervous system response to a perceived threat , be able to identify ways anxiety impacts your life, and you will be introduced concrete tools ..."
(360) 972-3638 
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Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98501
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IFS women's group and weeklong nature IFS retreats
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CADC
Verified
(360) 523-7220 
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Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98501
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Therapist-led Infertility Support Group
Counselor, MS, LMHC, SUDP
Verified
"The experience of infertility can be an unexpectedly long, stressful and isolating one. The purpose of the group is connection, validation, education and coping skills on your journey. Because infertility doesn't stop the moment we get pregnant, I will be ..."
(360) 523-7518 
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Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98501
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Freedom
Treatment Center, CDP, SUD, SAP
"Addiction can be crippling not only for the individual, but also for their loved ones. We strive for progress, not perfection. The greatest success in the process of recovery comes from being involved with the culture of sobriety and dedication ..."
(253) 201-4587 
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Group meets in:
Yelm, WA 98597
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Mens Group focusing on sexual issues
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
"This group provides treatment for men with concerns regarding their sexual behavior. "
(360) 529-3548 
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Group meets in:
Lacey, WA 98503
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Socially Sound (children, teens, & adults)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LICSW
Verified
"Socially Sound therapy groups help individuals with social learning challenges learn explicitly what others learn intuitively. These groups are based on principles from Social Thinking (R). Groups form as the need arises and with consideration for "fit" among group members. ..."
(208) 274-7220 
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Group meets in:
Lacey, WA 98503
Not accepting new clients
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Dyad Groups
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LMHC, ACHt
Verified
"These dyad evenings take a group to work with partners to clear life issues. "
(360) 545-3989 
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Group meets in:
Lacey, WA 98503
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Sex, Porn addiction
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"A group for men that focuses on sex and porn addiction. You must talk to Bill to get more information about this group. "
(360) 526-6854 
Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98506
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Online Support for Chronic Pain
Counselor, MA, RSMT, CMA
Verified
"For anyone living with chronic pain no matter what the cause. NOW on ZOOM TUESDAY at 1pm -2:30pm Pacific time. Includes: check in, educational information and resources, guided relaxation and/or movement, breath awareness and personal sharing. Join us and break ..."
(360) 529-3197 
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Group meets in:
Olympia, WA 98512
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Lacey Bereavement and Grief Group
Counselor, MS, MDiv, LMHC
Verified
"This is a non-religious bereavement group open to adults of all ages who have lost a loved one to death and are struggling with grief. While the Senior Center is closed for public health reasons, this group will meet online ..."
(360) 539-1230 
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Group meets in:
Lacey, WA 98503
Photo of Kevala Keller, Marriage & Family Therapist in Thurston County, WA
Self-Growth Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LMHC, ACHt
Verified
(360) 545-3989 
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Group meets in:
Lacey, WA 98503


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