Host: Mr. Walt Ghant, MDiv, MA, LMHCA
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98660
"Grief is good! "What?" you may be thinking. "Grief is horrible." Actually, learning about stages of grief helps to normalize the process during any significant loss, including, people, jobs, friends, pets, etc. Although the process does not "feel good" when ..."
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"Grief is good! "What?" you may be thinking. "Grief is horrible." Actually, learning about stages of grief helps to normalize the process during any significant loss, including, people, jobs, friends, pets, etc. Although the process does not "feel good" when ..."
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Host: Ms. Therese Brooks, MA, LMHC
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Vancouver, WA 98660
"A six-week group for Mothers and daughters, ages 9-14, to consciously engage the daughter's transition into adolescence through a rite of passage/initiation process. "
(360) 909-9637
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"A six-week group for Mothers and daughters, ages 9-14, to consciously engage the daughter's transition into adolescence through a rite of passage/initiation process. "
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Host: Ms. Tina L Powell, MA, MS, LMHC, NCC, DVTP
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98663
"Come together to enhance accountability for your behaviors by examining your beliefs, thinking, and emotions in a supportive group of men. Contact my office to schedule an intake and learn more. "
(360) 614-2529
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"Come together to enhance accountability for your behaviors by examining your beliefs, thinking, and emotions in a supportive group of men. Contact my office to schedule an intake and learn more. "
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Host: Mr. Rick D. Boehm, MS, LMHC, MAC
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98660
"Group focuses on uniques stressors related to active duty, reserve or National Guard status. Completely confidential, outside Military Chain of Command. Focus on healthy stress coping strategies, Deployment Stressors and Readjustment & Integration post deployment. "
(360) 215-3885
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"Group focuses on uniques stressors related to active duty, reserve or National Guard status. Completely confidential, outside Military Chain of Command. Focus on healthy stress coping strategies, Deployment Stressors and Readjustment & Integration post deployment. "
Photo of Maria D. Beltran, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Mrs. Maria D. Beltran, MA, LMFT, LMHC
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98661
"A formal "gifted" designation for your child is not necessary in order for you to participate. DATES: 10/30/19 to 12/11/19 (no meeting on 11/27/19) COST: $250 per household (book and 6 sessions for 1 or 2 parents/significant adults) The SENG ..."
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"A formal "gifted" designation for your child is not necessary in order for you to participate. DATES: 10/30/19 to 12/11/19 (no meeting on 11/27/19) COST: $250 per household (book and 6 sessions for 1 or 2 parents/significant adults) The SENG ..."
Host: Ms. Madeline Jacobs, MSN, PMHNP
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98661
"This group will be held via HIPAA-compliant Zoom. Those invited: Adults (18+) located in Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, or Florida Date and time: To be determined based on interest. Call 412-467-6410 to complete the pre-group assessment and see if this group ..."
(412) 467-6410
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"This group will be held via HIPAA-compliant Zoom. Those invited: Adults (18+) located in Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, or Florida Date and time: To be determined based on interest. Call 412-467-6410 to complete the pre-group assessment and see if this group ..."
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Host: Mr. John Mollahan, MS, LMHC, CRC
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98665
"New men's support group forming (3/2/19) for men coping with emotional issues that are affecting their relationships. This group will focus on understanding men't emotional needs in a safe, therapeutic, and supportive group. Topics may include: communication, self-esteem, anger, anxiety, ..."
(360) 633-3249
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"New men's support group forming (3/2/19) for men coping with emotional issues that are affecting their relationships. This group will focus on understanding men't emotional needs in a safe, therapeutic, and supportive group. Topics may include: communication, self-esteem, anger, anxiety, ..."
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Host: Jessica Boldt, LICSW, MSW
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98663
"Female teens gain support and learn coping skill to manage depressive symptoms and get "unstuck." We'll explore age related contributors, as well as information about teenage depression and staying safe. Art will be a significant tool in the group process ..."
(360) 865-4765
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"Female teens gain support and learn coping skill to manage depressive symptoms and get "unstuck." We'll explore age related contributors, as well as information about teenage depression and staying safe. Art will be a significant tool in the group process ..."
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Host: Mr. Mike Shults, LMHC, CRC, MAC, MBA
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98665
"Men's support group meets weekly for 8 weeks, breaks for 2 weeks, and reconvenes. Focus is on establishing and re-building relationships, social anxiety, depression, anger, rage, impulse control, self-esteem issues, shyness, isolation, and improving self-confidence/ self-respect in a safe, therapeutic, ..."
(833) 880-9260
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Vancouver, WA 98665
"Men's support group meets weekly for 8 weeks, breaks for 2 weeks, and reconvenes. Focus is on establishing and re-building relationships, social anxiety, depression, anger, rage, impulse control, self-esteem issues, shyness, isolation, and improving self-confidence/ self-respect in a safe, therapeutic, ..."
Host: Dr. Dr. David Simonsen Ph.d. Lmft, LMFT, PhD
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98684
"Whether you struggle with isolating sexual behaviors (masturbation, pornography, or fantasy) or with having affairs, going to strip clubs, with voyeurism, etc... you can find support here. This group is specific to men with sex addiction issues and we can ..."
(360) 972-3718
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Vancouver, WA 98684
"Whether you struggle with isolating sexual behaviors (masturbation, pornography, or fantasy) or with having affairs, going to strip clubs, with voyeurism, etc... you can find support here. This group is specific to men with sex addiction issues and we can ..."
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Host: Ms. Marina Vile, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98661
"This group is devoted to gaining a deep understanding of trauma and trauma’s impact on our minds and bodies in order to move from survival to healing. In this 8 week group, we will cover the impact trauma has on ..."
(360) 519-5305
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"This group is devoted to gaining a deep understanding of trauma and trauma’s impact on our minds and bodies in order to move from survival to healing. In this 8 week group, we will cover the impact trauma has on ..."
Host: Ms. Debbie Tomasovic, MEd, LMFT
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98663
"Weekly groups focus on developing tools to manage behavior, express feelings effectively, and cope well with conflict in personal relationships. Groups include educational topics, discussion, journal sharing, and practicing new tools. Different groups occur Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays. "
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"Weekly groups focus on developing tools to manage behavior, express feelings effectively, and cope well with conflict in personal relationships. Groups include educational topics, discussion, journal sharing, and practicing new tools. Different groups occur Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays. "
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Host: Dr. Skylar T Tharp, PsyD
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98662
"Focused on relationship issues, this group seeks to improve social skills, anxiety, and relationship problems. It also helps provide better coping mechanisms and is helpful for people who are in co-dependent relationships, have attachments issues, and/or are going through divorce ..."
(360) 869-0118
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"Focused on relationship issues, this group seeks to improve social skills, anxiety, and relationship problems. It also helps provide better coping mechanisms and is helpful for people who are in co-dependent relationships, have attachments issues, and/or are going through divorce ..."
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Host: Becca Gregory, LSWAIC
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98683
"Meeting in small groups via Zoom, adults who are interested in coping more effectively with difficult and intense emotions will develop mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. DBT Skills Group is structured like a class that meets ..."
(360) 625-6455
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"Meeting in small groups via Zoom, adults who are interested in coping more effectively with difficult and intense emotions will develop mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. DBT Skills Group is structured like a class that meets ..."
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Host: Mrs. Jolene Feeney, LMHC, CDP, NCC
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98660
"Have you been looking for a group of like-minded women to walk together with as we all navigate life? Women recognized that by supporting one another, we gain both strength and support for ourselves. Join us in a safe and ..."
(360) 787-4028
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"Have you been looking for a group of like-minded women to walk together with as we all navigate life? Women recognized that by supporting one another, we gain both strength and support for ourselves. Join us in a safe and ..."
Photo of Brenda Huffstutler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Brenda Huffstutler, LMSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98685
"Navigating children and parenting between two households can be very challenging. Whether you are newly separated, or there have been years of frustration, there are always new things that can be learned. This class is a four week session beginning ..."
(360) 310-4837
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"Navigating children and parenting between two households can be very challenging. Whether you are newly separated, or there have been years of frustration, there are always new things that can be learned. This class is a four week session beginning ..."
Host: Dr. Linda Lee, PsyD, RPT, RYT
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98685
"This is a group for WOMEN interested in exploring their spirituality, and the edges of personal awareness. We'll stretch mind and body, connect to inner wisdom, be creative, share ideas, hopes, dreams, passions, and fears, and make personal connections through ..."
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"This is a group for WOMEN interested in exploring their spirituality, and the edges of personal awareness. We'll stretch mind and body, connect to inner wisdom, be creative, share ideas, hopes, dreams, passions, and fears, and make personal connections through ..."
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Host: Jamie Califf, MA, LMHC, NCC
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98662
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Host: Courtney Greif, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98663
"In the Body Acceptance group, our goal is to help you learn to connect with your body in a shame-free, loving, and enthusiastic way. We hope to help you achieve this through: *Critically evaluating the ways our negative view of ..."
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"In the Body Acceptance group, our goal is to help you learn to connect with your body in a shame-free, loving, and enthusiastic way. We hope to help you achieve this through: *Critically evaluating the ways our negative view of ..."
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Host: Mr. Jesse A James, MS, QMHA, CC, SUDP, CADCII
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98660
"Online Telehealth group on how to not enable loved ones and how to take care of yourself when it comes to the co-dependent relationships that addiction manifests. "
(360) 227-5941
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"Online Telehealth group on how to not enable loved ones and how to take care of yourself when it comes to the co-dependent relationships that addiction manifests. "

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