Support Groups in Washington

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Recovering from an Overt or Covert Narcissist.
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
"A Support/ Coaching group for women who are dealing with or ready to leave a Narcissist. It's so confusing, a lot of people think he is a good guy but behind doors, he is a different person. I work with ..."
(206) 612-3828 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98101
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Art Therapy and Movement
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
"2019: July 21 Vision Board, Aug 18 Poetry, Sept 15 Plein Aire, Oct 20 Free Association, Nov 17 Mandalas, Dec 15 Collaborative Art Project. Drop in class. Suggested donation $10-$15 per session. "
(360) 301-7242 
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Group meets in:
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Grief Recovery Method Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSWA, GRMS
Verified
"Grief Recovery Method Support Group (GRM.) The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and other Losses such as Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease, Trust and more. GRM is an evidence-based, action orientated program designed to help an individual complete the relationship to ..."
(833) 627-0215 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98684
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Men's Sex Addiction Group
Counselor, LMHC, SUDP, CSAT, CPTT, CMAT
Verified
"We offer four men's sex addiction groups. Sex/pornography addiction is an intimacy disorder and group work is a critical aspect of recovery from sex addiction. These groups are structured groups led by therapists who specialize in sex addiction. These groups ..."
(206) 451-1282 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98109
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Painting Grief
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CT
Verified
"This is a 4-week grief group for adults who have lost someone close to them and would like to have a space for processing grief with a group. Using acrylic paint and mixed media, group members will be invited to ..."
(206) 472-1556 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
Not accepting new clients
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Women Partners in Recovery
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CSAT-S, CEMDR
Verified
"Women Partners in Recovery Group is a therapy support group for women who have experienced sexual betrayal from their Partners. Our clinicians facilitate a welcoming, supportive environment to grow and embrace each other. The group topics are informed by the ..."
(425) 739-9483 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Meditation for Stress and Self Care 6 week class
Counselor, LMHC, ACS
Verified
"6 week Meditation Class Begins April 28th 2022 Clearing stress and tension from the body helps balance physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our lives. This class will teach you techniques to increase mindfulness, energy flow (learning to work ..."
(509) 860-8664 
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Group meets in:
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Waitlist for new clients
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Grief and Loss Men's Group
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified
"This group is designed for men working through difficult times in their lives, with a particular focus on grief and loss. Together, we explore issues of grief and loss in the context of masculinity and what it means to be ..."
(206) 258-7498 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98103
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Mourning Coffee - Widow's Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CAGC, CCTP-II
Verified
"This grief support group is for women whose life partners have passed. After the death of a spouse or partner, we find ourselves going from "We" to "Me." We face fear, uncertainty, anger and intense yearning after the death of ..."
(360) 227-6350 
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Group meets in:
Washougal, WA 98671
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Embodied Belonging - A Womxn's Healing Group
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, E-RYT
Verified
"We heal in community, not in isolation. Embodied Belonging is a mind-body group for those who identify as women, and who are seeking ways to foster and deepen connection to themselves (in body, mind and spirit) and others. Each session ..."
(917) 909-2161 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98118
Not accepting new clients
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Body Image Group (Female identifying individuals)
LPC Intern
Verified
"Come virtually gather with fellow women in a confidential space to process, learn, connect, & engage in discussion & activities to expand our understanding on body positivity & positive embodiment. Discussion topics: -Facilitate self-confidence & self-acceptance -Explore & process self-worth ..."
(360) 226-8242 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98684
Not accepting new clients
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Eco-Therapy Group
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP, RYT
Verified
"Individuals join together outdoors to experience therapeutic community, learn skills for coping with symptoms of anxiety, depression and everyday distress, identify cognitive and emotional resourcing from our natural wilderness in Port Townsend. Ages 18 and up. Group will take place ..."
 
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Group meets in:
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Sisters Kitchen Table
Counselor, MEd
Verified
"Sometimes we just need a place to talk about how we're managing day to day life as women of color. This group is designed for BIPOC women who are looking for emotional support and coping skills in managing stress related ..."
(253) 303-5420 
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Group meets in:
Federal Way, WA 98003
Not accepting new clients
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Girl's Moving Forward from Eating Disorders
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CEDS
Verified
"The woman's group is currently composed of women in their 20s/30s. We meet twice a month on Fridays at 6:00pm as a support group for one another dealing with Eating Disorders. We will learn how to change core beliefs, how ..."
(253) 214-3668 
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Group meets in:
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Relational Psychotherapy Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98662
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DBT ( Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills Group
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"I have been facilitating DBT groups for 8 years. The goal of DBT is to find your own "Middle Path", create a "Wise Mind", and learn how to "Build a Life Worth Living." Practicing DBT skills combined with human connections ..."
(206) 207-8707 
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Group meets in:
Edmonds, WA 98026
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Finding More Me
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT
Verified
"Feeling like your always on the hamster wheel and can't figure out how to find peace? Finding More Me facilitates gaining a better understanding of your relational patterns and educates you in key relational material. This ultimately moves you to ..."
(425) 329-8783 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98136
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Expressive arts therapy for transgender teens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS
Verified
"This expressive arts group therapy for transgender teens will provide a safe space to talk, listen, share, and be witnessed while we play therapy games, do art therapy, and eat snacks. There will be 6 teens per group, high school ..."
(425) 276-7303 
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Group meets in:
Kirkland, WA 98033
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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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Women's Relationship Empowerment
MSW
"Women's group is an opportunity to participate in a community of like minded individuals committed to awareness and deepening emotional and mental stability. Within an environment of safety and support, participants are encouraged to extend beyond their patterns of relating. ..."
(425) 272-6524 
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Group meets in:
Kirkland, WA 98033


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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 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 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.