Depression Support Groups in Washington

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Relationships Affected by Bipolar & Depressio
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
"Relationships affected by bipolar and/or depression are challenging. These groups follow a curriculum developed specifically to help individuals and their primary supporter's understand mood disorders, and how to navigate the unique relational issues in context of the disorder. We identify ..."
(425) 615-7881 
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Group meets in:
Everett, WA 98201
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BreakThrough! Psychology for Weight Loss
Counselor, PhD, LPC, DCC, NCC
Verified
"BreakThrough! goes beyond diet and exercise to explore the psychological, social and emotional reasons why we eat what we do; and what we can do about it. BreakThrough! is a practical and humorous approach to mental health and weight loss. ..."
(360) 746-2024 
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Group meets in:
Anacortes, WA 98221
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Relationship Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
"This weekly support group meets to discuss challenging issues such as relationship problems, mental health concerns, co-dependence, or improving communication skills in a safe and supportive environment. Please call to check availability and schedule an appointment to see if group ..."
(509) 747-7147 
Group meets in:
Spokane, WA 99204
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Teen Group for Anxiety, Depression & Stress
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"Group therapy is an excellent way for people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression to deal with these conditions or disorders. Being around those with a similar condition, people can get the support they need and find comfort in the ..."
(425) 428-4726 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
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Parental Alienation Support Group
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
"Supporting mothers and fathers of Alienated Children. "
(425) 217-8890 
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Group meets in:
Everett, WA 98201
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Teen DBT Skills Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTA
Verified
"This is a psychoeducational group for high school students. Participants will learn how to be more mindful and self-aware (mindfulness), understand emotions and how to manage them (emotional regulation), tolerate difficult moments and be able to accept the situation (distress ..."
(425) 399-8233 
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Group meets in:
Snohomish, WA 98296
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OptimalLife Wellness Center
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
(425) 305-4868 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98005
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Eastside Counseling Center
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
"We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling, and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized ..."
(425) 242-3921 
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Group meets in:
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Finding Meaning in Our Lives Workgroup
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSWA
Verified
"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. ..."
(628) 222-7302 
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Group meets in:
Kennewick, WA 99336
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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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Solstice Wellness Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHCA
Verified
"Solstice Wellness Counseling offers a holistic, wellness-based approach to care for your mental health. Currently offering individual counseling for adults via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. "
(509) 560-5617 
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Group meets in:
Pullman, WA 99163
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Virtual DBT Skills Group for Adults (Telehealth)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Vancouver, WA 98683
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Lightheart Psychological Associates
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified
"LightHeart Psychological Associates provides therapy and assessment for children, adolescents and adults. We provide individual, family, couples and group therapy. We are respectful of human diversity in its many forms, including ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender ..."
(425) 996-8592 
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Group meets in:
Redmond, WA 98052
Not accepting new clients
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Group Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS, EMMHS-H
Verified
"Group therapy is an excellent way for people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression to deal with these conditions or disorders. Being around those with a similar condition, people can get the support they need and find comfort in the ..."
(425) 272-6627 
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Group meets in:
Bellevue, WA 98007
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Teen Grief Writing Workshop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
"Join me for an evening of working through emotions and grief in this interactive and fun writer's workshop. This group is designed to engage individuals through various writing exercises and prompts to help learn more about themselves and struggles they ..."
(425) 215-0785 
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Group meets in:
Mill Creek, WA 98012
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Teen DBT Skills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
"For a full description of this group, and others, please visit my website www.centerforsolace.com/g roups/ "
(509) 260-2707 
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Group meets in:
Spokane, WA 99202
Waitlist for new clients
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Puget Sound Psychotherapy & Psychiatry
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
(206) 855-5920 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98112
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Discovery Counseling Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, DMin, MFT
Verified
"A group of independent practitioners - cover broad range of issues, mental health, relationship, spiritual issues. "
(360) 339-5207 
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Group meets in:
Bellingham, WA 98226
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We Get Better: Managing Depression and Anxiety
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
"This 8-week online therapy group focuses on creating individualized, comprehensive mood management plans for people with chronic depression and anxiety. Modules help clients identify and practice behavioral goals, emotional regulation strategies and healthy cognitive habits. The group is led by ..."
(206) 451-1356 
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Group meets in:
Seattle, WA 98105
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Trauma and PTSD
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
"Group sessions for teens and young adults focusing on social interactions, what is "normal" and how to navigate life in a way that doesn't step on everyone's toes. We combine traditional counseling for these issues but in a group setting ..."
(509) 519-4576 
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Group meets in:
Yakima, WA 98908


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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 Washington. 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?
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.