Depression Support Groups in Vancouver, WA

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Teens - Anxiety and Depression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"In this unique and interactive 8 week group for teen girls, we will learn about various ways of developing positive coping skills to better control depression and/or anxiety. Group therapy will also focus on ways to improve self-esteem, help to ..."
(360) 718-5578 
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Vancouver, WA 98661
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Body Positivity
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
"I would really like to start an open body positivity group. More details to come. "
(360) 234-3288 
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Vancouver, WA 98663
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Mindful Therapy Group
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
"Collaborative partnership between Mindful Therapy Group and independent mental health professionals. Providers that are members of Mindful Therapy Group receive support with administrative tasks, insurance billing, client placement, and more, so they can focus on providing the best care to ..."
(360) 226-5430 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98662
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You Matter
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CADCII, CGP, C-DBT
Verified
"A group that meets 1 to 2 times a month where you learn the skills in life to matter to yourself and others. "
(360) 227-5941 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98660
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Post-Pandemic Growth
Counselor, LMHCA, MA, NCC
Verified
"Moving from Isolation to Thriving. Who: Young Adults. When: Wednesdays, August 17th-October 5th. 8 Weeks, Closed Group for 6 participants. Discover your strengths. Learn how to function at your best emotionally and relationally. Look beyond your imperfections and gain a ..."
(360) 346-1476 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98684
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Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) may be the appropriate support for clients who need 10 hours a week of therapeutic contact including ACT group therapy, skill development, medication management, and stabilization. IOP group is held three days a week in ..."
(360) 218-0755 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98663
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Managing Teen Depression for Girls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98663

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Photo of PlayWorks Counseling, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vancouver, WA
Teens - Anxiety and Depression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
"In this unique and interactive 8 week group for teen girls, we will learn about various ways of developing positive coping skills to better control depression and/or anxiety. Group therapy will also focus on ways to improve self-esteem, help to ..."
(360) 718-5578 
View
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98661
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Fulsher Therapy Services, LLC, Current openings , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vancouver, WA
Body Positivity
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
"I would really like to start an open body positivity group. More details to come. "
(360) 234-3288 
View
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98663
Photo of Kassandra Ransom, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Vancouver, WA
Mindful Therapy Group
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
"Collaborative partnership between Mindful Therapy Group and independent mental health professionals. Providers that are members of Mindful Therapy Group receive support with administrative tasks, insurance billing, client placement, and more, so they can focus on providing the best care to ..."
(360) 226-5430 
View
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98662
Photo of Jesse A James, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Vancouver, WA
You Matter
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CADCII, CGP, C-DBT
Verified
"A group that meets 1 to 2 times a month where you learn the skills in life to matter to yourself and others. "
(360) 227-5941 
View
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98660
Photo of Richard Golosinskiy, Counselor in Vancouver, WA
Post-Pandemic Growth
Counselor, LMHCA, MA, NCC
Verified
"Moving from Isolation to Thriving. Who: Young Adults. When: Wednesdays, August 17th-October 5th. 8 Weeks, Closed Group for 6 participants. Discover your strengths. Learn how to function at your best emotionally and relationally. Look beyond your imperfections and gain a ..."
(360) 346-1476 
View
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98684
Photo of Associates for Psychiatric and Mental Health, Counselor in Vancouver, WA
Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) may be the appropriate support for clients who need 10 hours a week of therapeutic contact including ACT group therapy, skill development, medication management, and stabilization. IOP group is held three days a week in ..."
(360) 218-0755 
View
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98663
Photo of Jessica Boldt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vancouver, WA
Managing Teen Depression for Girls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
"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 
View
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98663

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Depression Support Groups
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression support groups in Vancouver. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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.