Depression Support Groups in Washington

Anxiety and Depression Counseling Group for Teens
Using concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Art therapies, adolescents and teens are given a safe space to process emotions and learn to cope with them effectively. I would love to connect and see if this is ...
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Hosted by Alexandra Rose Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Everett, WA 98201
Using concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Art therapies, adolescents and teens are given a safe space to process emotions and learn to cope with them effectively. I would love to connect and see if this is ...
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DBT Teen Group
This group is led by our certified DBT therapist, Tamra Davis. You can view her profile on our website at integratedtherapynw.com. Our DBT Teen group works with the teen and caregiver to develop coping skills to help teen better navigate ...
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Hosted by Jenelle Larson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in University Place, WA 98466
This group is led by our certified DBT therapist, Tamra Davis. You can view her profile on our website at integratedtherapynw.com. Our DBT Teen group works with the teen and caregiver to develop coping skills to help teen better navigate ...
(253) 523-2566 View (253) 523-2566
Languishing in Adulthood Seattle Group Ages 25-35
Languishing is the space between feelings of depression and flourishing. Settling into adulthood may bring up feelings of emptiness, dullness, stagnation, lack of motivation, existential anxiety, and feeling disconnected from yourself, others, your community, and your career. Languishing may feel ...
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Hosted by Cassie Weeden
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98121
Languishing is the space between feelings of depression and flourishing. Settling into adulthood may bring up feelings of emptiness, dullness, stagnation, lack of motivation, existential anxiety, and feeling disconnected from yourself, others, your community, and your career. Languishing may feel ...
(206) 752-6399 View (206) 752-6399
Intro to DBT Skills centering LGBTQ+ Teens
Sequoia's 12-week DBT Skills Group is a great option for youth needing more coping skills. DBT is an evidence-based therapy used to treat a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma. This group will ...
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Hosted by Alaina Boyle
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98102
Sequoia's 12-week DBT Skills Group is a great option for youth needing more coping skills. DBT is an evidence-based therapy used to treat a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma. This group will ...
(206) 258-7542 View (206) 258-7542
PNW Virtual Health
PNW Virtual Health is your modern mental healthcare partner here in the Pacific Northwest, focused specifically on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. We bring the doctor's office to you through the power of technology, making healthcare more accessible and ...
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, MSN
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98112
PNW Virtual Health is your modern mental healthcare partner here in the Pacific Northwest, focused specifically on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. We bring the doctor's office to you through the power of technology, making healthcare more accessible and ...
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4 Pillars of Yoga Therapy
Are you looking for a holistic approach to healing? Do you feel stuck in particular ways of thinking and being? Do you want to learn ways to free yourself from suffering? In this experiential exploration of the 4 pillars of ...
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Hosted by Seed Yoga Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98118
Are you looking for a holistic approach to healing? Do you feel stuck in particular ways of thinking and being? Do you want to learn ways to free yourself from suffering? In this experiential exploration of the 4 pillars of ...
(206) 429-4940 View (206) 429-4940
Jet City Psychological Services, PLLC
Jet City Psychological Services offers evidence-based, culturally responsive individual therapy for adults across Washington state via telehealth. We empower individuals to live meaningful and fulfilling lives through the use of evidence-based treatments and skills. We work with each person to ...
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Hosted by Dr. Kristen Strack
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98126
Jet City Psychological Services offers evidence-based, culturally responsive individual therapy for adults across Washington state via telehealth. We empower individuals to live meaningful and fulfilling lives through the use of evidence-based treatments and skills. We work with each person to ...
(206) 210-1385 View (206) 210-1385
Puget Sound Psychotherapy & Psychiatry
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Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 855-5920 View (206) 855-5920
Evergreen Cognitive Behavioral Therapy PLLC
Online counseling for anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, stress, and sleep problems. All services are provided via telehealth, which involves receiving psychotherapy or psychodiagnostic assessment from a licensed provider using a secure video connection. Telehealth offers convenience, safety during the ...
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Hosted by Dr. Michael Gramlich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Group meets in Lakewood, WA 98498
Online counseling for anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, stress, and sleep problems. All services are provided via telehealth, which involves receiving psychotherapy or psychodiagnostic assessment from a licensed provider using a secure video connection. Telehealth offers convenience, safety during the ...
(253) 223-6954 View (253) 223-6954
Expressive Arts
This is a group where we work together to improve your connection with yourself, build self-esteem, and connect with others in a judgment-free environment. Groups are ongoing taking new members at the end of every 6 week session. Reach out ...
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LCPC, NCC, C-DBT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Olympia, WA 98506
This is a group where we work together to improve your connection with yourself, build self-esteem, and connect with others in a judgment-free environment. Groups are ongoing taking new members at the end of every 6 week session. Reach out ...
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Sisters Kitchen Table
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 ...
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Hosted by Julia A Boyd
Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
Group meets in Federal Way, WA 98003
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 ...
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Healthy Teen Program
Skills based program designed to help students and young adults increase their awareness of the emotional, thought and behavioral patters that contribute to overall success in education and life. **Discharge is based on completion of the client's individual treatment goals.
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Treatment Center
Verified Verified
Group meets in Richland, WA 99352
Skills based program designed to help students and young adults increase their awareness of the emotional, thought and behavioral patters that contribute to overall success in education and life. **Discharge is based on completion of the client's individual treatment goals.
(509) 769-3477 View (509) 769-3477
Empowerment 3.0 - Skills & Support Video Class
Empowerment 3.0 will show you how to get more of what you want with any personal or work goal, using guidance from your emotions and external events. With this online group, learn simple but powerful skills, and how to teach ...
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Hosted by Justine Joslyn
MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Empowerment 3.0 will show you how to get more of what you want with any personal or work goal, using guidance from your emotions and external events. With this online group, learn simple but powerful skills, and how to teach ...
(360) 946-0941 View (360) 946-0941
Sound Resilience Health
Sound Resilience Health is a dedicated group of therapists providing therapy services in Washington State. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), our team is committed to helping clients overcome their struggles and find effective solutions ...
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Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Arlington, WA 98223
Sound Resilience Health is a dedicated group of therapists providing therapy services in Washington State. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), our team is committed to helping clients overcome their struggles and find effective solutions ...
(360) 228-2753 View (360) 228-2753
OptimalLife Wellness Center
Collective of holistic, mind-body therapies and brain science educated professionals.
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Hosted by Angie Tamayo Montero
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bellevue, WA 98005
Collective of holistic, mind-body therapies and brain science educated professionals.
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Northwest DBT Adult Skills Group- Tuesday Evening
This is a six-month curriculum with four modules that last six weeks each. The modules are: Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance. Clients must actively be in therapy with myself or another therapist and make a commitment ...
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Hosted by Cory Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Group meets in Seattle, WA 98103
This is a six-month curriculum with four modules that last six weeks each. The modules are: Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance. Clients must actively be in therapy with myself or another therapist and make a commitment ...
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Finding Meaning in Our Lives Workgroup
Meaning - Centered Group Therapy 8 Week Workshop Series for People with Cancer or Chronic Illness Meaning - centered psychotherapy is a term which includes new therapeutic approaches designed to enhance meaning, spiritual well - being, and quality of life. ...
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Hosted by Callow Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kennewick, WA 99336
Meaning - Centered Group Therapy 8 Week Workshop Series for People with Cancer or Chronic Illness Meaning - centered psychotherapy is a term which includes new therapeutic approaches designed to enhance meaning, spiritual well - being, and quality of life. ...
(509) 436-7457 View (509) 436-7457
Expressive Arts
This is a group where we work together to improve your connection with yourself, build self-esteem, and connect with others in a judgment-free environment. Groups are ongoing taking new members at the end of every 6 week session. Reach out ...
Photo of Joy Cromwell, Counselor in Washington
Hosted by Joy Cromwell
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC, NCC, C-DBT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Group meets in Olympia, WA 98506
This is a group where we work together to improve your connection with yourself, build self-esteem, and connect with others in a judgment-free environment. Groups are ongoing taking new members at the end of every 6 week session. Reach out ...
(360) 776-6318 View (360) 776-6318
OptimalLife Wellness Center
Collective of holistic, mind-body therapies and brain science educated professionals.
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Hosted by Dani Bohbot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Group meets in Bellevue, WA 98005
Collective of holistic, mind-body therapies and brain science educated professionals.
(425) 403-2742 View (425) 403-2742
Online Trauma-Focused Process Group
This group will provide a space for members to share and process their trauma experience together to acknowledge our nervous system activation and co-regulate together to rebuild our capacity to experience our sensations, images, behaviors, affects, and meanings associated with ...
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Hosted by Yu-An Wang
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Group meets in Kirkland, WA 98034
This group will provide a space for members to share and process their trauma experience together to acknowledge our nervous system activation and co-regulate together to rebuild our capacity to experience our sensations, images, behaviors, affects, and meanings associated with ...
(425) 409-5873 View (425) 409-5873

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Depression Support Groups

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.