Host: Mrs. Yuliya Oleynik, MA, LMHC, MHP
Group meets in:
Issaquah, WA 98027
"In this group, members will review a different skill each week, check-in with group about skills they have used during the past week, and check in regarding challenges they have had, or may be having in the upcoming week. This ..."
(425) 657-3886
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Group meets in:
Issaquah, WA 98027
"In this group, members will review a different skill each week, check-in with group about skills they have used during the past week, and check in regarding challenges they have had, or may be having in the upcoming week. This ..."
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Host: Dr. Lori Anne Sirs, DSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Lacey, WA 98503
"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
"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. ..."
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Host: Paul Berkelhammer, MA, LMHC, CP, CGP
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
"Men healing in a group of men: this may seem contradictory given the wounds that sometimes occur between fathers, sons, brothers. Yet through the sharing of stories with other men we gain perspective, compassion and the insight necessary to move ..."
(253) 200-9664
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
"Men healing in a group of men: this may seem contradictory given the wounds that sometimes occur between fathers, sons, brothers. Yet through the sharing of stories with other men we gain perspective, compassion and the insight necessary to move ..."
Photo of Carolyn Rodenberg, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Ms. Carolyn Rodenberg, MA, LMFT, CCH
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98115
""Hearing Resonant Nature" is one of the retreat groups. An interactive and fun adventure in feeling your heart open as vibration moves you. Tune your body and voice as you clap, tap and hum; and deepen your earth connection as ..."
(253) 343-1269
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98115
""Hearing Resonant Nature" is one of the retreat groups. An interactive and fun adventure in feeling your heart open as vibration moves you. Tune your body and voice as you clap, tap and hum; and deepen your earth connection as ..."
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Host: Kristin Halberg, MBA, BA, CEAP
Group meets in:
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(425) 215-1769
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Group meets in:
Port Angeles, WA 98362
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Host: Dr. Dominique Walmsley, PhD, LMHC
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
"For those who have divorced, and who would like to co-parent more effectively. After divorce, there is a transition time of significant stress, for parents and children, and even though there is a parenting plan in place, circumstances and needs ..."
(206) 909-1097
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
"For those who have divorced, and who would like to co-parent more effectively. After divorce, there is a transition time of significant stress, for parents and children, and even though there is a parenting plan in place, circumstances and needs ..."
Host: Mr. Paul R Duke, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"I specialize in leading groups for men and women needing support and effective treatment for lack of intimacy and connection with others. The group helps individuals develop the tools that enable greater intimacy in their family relationships, so they can ..."
(253) 263-1094
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Group meets in:
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
"I specialize in leading groups for men and women needing support and effective treatment for lack of intimacy and connection with others. The group helps individuals develop the tools that enable greater intimacy in their family relationships, so they can ..."
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Host: Rishena Andrews, MA, LMFTA
Group meets in:
University Place, WA 98466
"All girls support group dedicated to helping individuals discover their purpose and menaing in life. The curriculum will focus on self-esteem building, learnigf how to effectively communicate, developing healthy coping strategies, and goal setting for the future. The objective is ..."
(253) 252-5948
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Group meets in:
University Place, WA 98466
"All girls support group dedicated to helping individuals discover their purpose and menaing in life. The curriculum will focus on self-esteem building, learnigf how to effectively communicate, developing healthy coping strategies, and goal setting for the future. The objective is ..."
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Host: Mrs. Annette Kay Perry, LMHC, CMHS, CSEC
Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
(833) 925-0222
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Host: New Life Counseling Services- Erin Nobles, FNP-C
Group meets in:
Marysville, WA 98270
"Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program for people suffering from substance use disorder related issues or concerns. We can offer you Methadone, Antabuse, Vivitrol, Suboxone and much more. Please call for more details. "
(253) 269-0224
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Group meets in:
Marysville, WA 98270
"Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program for people suffering from substance use disorder related issues or concerns. We can offer you Methadone, Antabuse, Vivitrol, Suboxone and much more. Please call for more details. "
Photo of Liliana Sacarin, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Liliana Sacarin, Psy D
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98105
"During each 6-session ONLINE class we focus on skills and tools for the mothers to replenish their energies, their vitality and their well-being; Practicing exquisite self-care especially then when we are in distress benefits the whole family and every single ..."
(206) 866-6314
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98105
"During each 6-session ONLINE class we focus on skills and tools for the mothers to replenish their energies, their vitality and their well-being; Practicing exquisite self-care especially then when we are in distress benefits the whole family and every single ..."
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Host: Ms. Therese Brooks, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
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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Group meets in:
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. "
Photo of Geoffrey M. Simkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Geoffrey M. Simkins, MSW, LICSW
Group meets in:
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
"We provide psychotherapy and counseling, psychological testing, and psychiatric evaluation and medication management in an outpatient setting. "
(425) 903-8857
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Group meets in:
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
"We provide psychotherapy and counseling, psychological testing, and psychiatric evaluation and medication management in an outpatient setting. "
Host: Ms. Kathy Gere, LICSW, CMHS
Group meets in:
Montesano, WA 98563
"At Harbor Counseling, we understand change can be challenging, difficult, and scary. We also believe you have the inherent wisdom to heal yourself and achieve your goals with guidance from our experienced clinicians. With time becoming our most valuable resource, ..."
(877) 959-4293
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Group meets in:
Montesano, WA 98563
"At Harbor Counseling, we understand change can be challenging, difficult, and scary. We also believe you have the inherent wisdom to heal yourself and achieve your goals with guidance from our experienced clinicians. With time becoming our most valuable resource, ..."
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Host: Admission Team
Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004
"Bellevue outpatient location offers a free eating disorder support group open to the community for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder or seeking recovery from an eating disorder every Thursday at 7pm. Discovery offers a free, weekly virtual group ..."
(425) 230-3347
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004
"Bellevue outpatient location offers a free eating disorder support group open to the community for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder or seeking recovery from an eating disorder every Thursday at 7pm. Discovery offers a free, weekly virtual group ..."
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Host: Admissions Team
Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98405
"This location offers a free eating disorder support group open to the community for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder or seeking recovery from an eating disorder every Thursday at 7pm. Discovery offers a free, weekly virtual group for ..."
(253) 292-5119
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Group meets in:
Tacoma, WA 98405
"This location offers a free eating disorder support group open to the community for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder or seeking recovery from an eating disorder every Thursday at 7pm. Discovery offers a free, weekly virtual group for ..."
Photo of Julia E Eakes, Marriage & Family Therapist
Host: Julia E Eakes, MA, LMFT
Group meets in:
Port Townsend, WA 98368
"Our mind is the expert in helping us avoid and escape what is causing us pain and danger. And this group will inform you of the many ways we self-sabotage our happiness when we tell our brain we are stressed ..."
(360) 310-4136
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Group meets in:
Port Townsend, WA 98368
"Our mind is the expert in helping us avoid and escape what is causing us pain and danger. And this group will inform you of the many ways we self-sabotage our happiness when we tell our brain we are stressed ..."
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Host: Amie Shipley, MSW, LMHC
Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
"Teen clients will learn to utilize DBT skills (Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) to increase overall effectiveness and life satisfaction. Please email me at amieshipley@gmail.com or visit my website at amieshipley.com for more information. "
(425) 310-4095
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
"Teen clients will learn to utilize DBT skills (Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) to increase overall effectiveness and life satisfaction. Please email me at amieshipley@gmail.com or visit my website at amieshipley.com for more information. "
Photo of Associates for Psychiatric and Mental Health IOP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Host: Abby Carey, LMHC
Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98663
"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
"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 ..."
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Host: Heidi Nolan, LMHCA
Group meets in:
Bellingham, WA 98225
"Rule and Associates is dedicated to educating, empowering and enriching families in Bellingham and Whatcom County "
(833) 341-4518
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Group meets in:
Bellingham, WA 98225
"Rule and Associates is dedicated to educating, empowering and enriching families in Bellingham and Whatcom County "
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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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.