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  Groups by Category:

Adolescents (teens) and Children Therapy Support Groups
Co-Ed Therapy Support Groups for BOTH men and women
Men's Therapy Support Groups
Women's Therapy Support Groups
Questioning--Gender Identity (adolescents, men & women) Gay, Lesbian, Transexual

  
  Groups by Title:

Abuse--Circle of Healing

Addiction/Mental Health Group - Separate Groups for Men and Women

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Affiliation, Support and Empowerment (Looking for:) - A Women's Support Group

Alcohol, Relapse-- Getting it: Building Motivation From Relapse

Anxiety: Anxiety Management for Children

Circle of Healing from Emotional Abuse

Co-Ed: Adult Children of Alcoholics

Co-Ed: Building Better Relationships

Co-Ed: Social Confidence Workshop

Co-Ed: Psychotherapy Groups (ongoing, continuous)- Bellevue (Tuesday) and Seattle (Thursday)

Co-Ed: Psychotherapy Group in Seattle (ongoing, continuous)

Co-Ed: Personal Development Groups

Coping Skills Group (DBT)

Diabetic Women in Menopause (Island County)

Difficult Break-ups & Divorcing After Decades

Dream Group - A Women's Group

Healing with Art - Womens' Art Therapy Group

Interpersonal Process Group - Bellevue

Living with Depression

Mindful Way to Wellness

Pet Grief and Loss (Snohomish County)

Personal Growth and Relationship Enhancement Group

Pornography & Sex Addiction Counseling

Questioning Your Sexuality? Coming Out?

Reclaiming Your Life as a Motherless Daughter

Relationships: "Relational Therapy Group for Adults"

Relationships: "Building Better Relationships"

(Snohomish County)

Sex Addiction: Sex Addiction and Porn Addiction Counseling

Sex Addiction: Sex Addiction Partners Group

Sexual Abuse Recovery Group - A Women's Group

Social Confidence Workshop

Social Skills for Children

Stepmom Support Group, A Women's Support Group

SUCCESS STORIES Group Therapy and Life Coaching

Transform Your Inner Critic - A Women's Support Group

Transitioning With Support (Tacoma) - A Women's Support Group

Weekly Process Group in Renton

Women Over Forty Who Never Had Children

Womens' Art Therapy Group: Healing with Art

Women's Dream Group

Women's Process Therapy Group

Women's Support Group: Coping with Loss

Women's Support Group: The Daring Way™ 8-Week Group for Women

Women's Support Group: Looking for Affiliation, Support and Empowerment

Women's Support Group: Self-Acceptance and Self-Empowerment Group

Women's Support Group: Sexual Abuse Recovery Group

Women's Support Group: Stepmom Support Group (Whatcom County)

Women's Support Group: Transform Your Inner Critic (Whatcom County)

Women's Support Group - Transitioning With Support (Tacoma) (Pierce County)


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    Adolescents (teens) Therapy Support Groups


 Anxiety Management for Children

Who Should Participate: Children ages 8-12 with anxiety issues. Participants will learn to identify their anxious thought patterns and understand the connection between thoughts and feelings. Children participating will also learn how to recognize when they are anxious and learn relaxation techniques and coping strategies. Sessions will include a short parent education session at the end of each session with written materials included.

Dates/Times Offered:
5:30 on Mondays
Screening Fee: $25.00
Fee: $30.00
Facilitator qualifications: Paige Tangney M.Ed. LMHCA

Contact:
Paige Tangney (206) 227-6294
[ Email Paige Tangney ]


    Co-Ed Therapy Support Groups for BOTH men and women


 Circle Of Healing from Emotionally Abusive Relationships

Who Should Participate: Circle of Healing is a group in Seattle for Healing from Emotionally Abusive Relationships. Did you grow up in a family where there was chronic Verbal Abuse? Have you been in a partnership with someone who was Psychologically Abusive? The chronic stress of living with an Emotionally Abusive Parent, Partner, or Boss can lead to mental & physical health problems. It is confusing because the emotionally abusive person is so certain that it is your fault. Like many others, you may be experiencing some of the following symptoms: depression and/or anxiety (maybe mild & recurrent), flashbacks of earlier emotional abuse, marked distress or fear of stimuli related to the abuse, intrusive thoughts of abuse, numbing, isolation, anger management or other behavioral control issues, difficulties concentrating, & sense of diminished future. In Group, you will learn why the abuse is NOT about you, separate your identity from the mental abuse, and begin reclaiming your identity.

Location:
In the neighborhood of Queen Anne, Seattle, WA 98119.
Dates/Times Offered: Wednesday Evening Group for Women & Men 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Screening Fee: $100
Fee: $50 per week
Facilitator qualifications: Noreen Wedman, LMHCA

Contact:
Noreen Wedman (206) 428-8512
[ Email Noreen Wedman ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]



 Co-Ed Personal Development Groups
Location: Near 110th & Sandpoint Way
10756 Exeter Ave. N.E., Seattle , WA 98125

Who Should Participate: We are a longtime, well-married, highly experienced co-therapist team. Our groups can help with "emotional and social intelligence" both critical to personal and career success. These high functioning co-ed groups ideally consist of 6-8 well screened men and women matched to life stage and educational level with the two of us as co-leaders. We have three groups from which to find the best fit for your needs. Besides wonderful support for life's challenges, the group is a very rich, and safe environment for creating an authentic, connected and more meaningful life with other like-minded people. We work hard to achieve an atmosphere of safety, caring, intimacy, acceptance, introspection, and interpersonal transparency and honesty. These groups are for people seriously interested in improving their personal lives AND their interpersonal relationships. Additionally they can help with: Building the true foundations of your self-esteem; Establishing appropriate boundaries; Forming a clear and confident identity; Living your deepest values & principles; Developing the skills of healthy and happy living; Creating intimacy and independence in your romantic relationships; Establishing meaning; integrity in your work life; Managing your thinking, moods, & behavior; Learning excellent communication skills; Solving problems of daily living; Alleviating social anxiety Free initial get acquainted interview. Let's talk!

Dates/Times Offered:
Bi-Monthly Evenings, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday 7-9:45pm
Screening Fee: Sliding Scale
Fee: Sliding Scale
Facilitator qualifications: S. John McDonald, M.A.,LMHC & Agnés J. Forrás, LMHC

Contact:
S. John McDonald (206) 367-0756
[ Email Agnes Forrás & John McDonald ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 

Co-Ed Psychotherapy Groups (ongoing, continuous)-
Bellevue (Tuesday) and Seattle (Thursday)

3212 25th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

Who Should Participate: Do you feel overwhelming sadness, anger or fear? Do you have trouble relating to friends, colleagues and family? Our groups provide you with the opportunity to work through the issues from the past that are holding you back and to change the current day behaviors that are sabotaging your life. Through the therapy process you will learn to let go of the past and stop worrying about the future. Participating in a group allows you to do the work with a support system of people who understand you at ever deeper levels. New group members pick one group (Seattle or Bellevue) and stay with that group. Group members vary in age, gender and issues. Some of the issues they are dealing with are depression, anger, anxiety, codependency, victimization, poor self-esteem, addictions, boundary issues, relationship issues, trauma, and loss. If you choose to join one of our groups, you will do some preparatory work (with Karuna or Marla) prior to starting group.

Dates/Times Offered:
6:00-8:30 p.m
Fee: $320/month
Facilitator qualifications: Karuna Poole, MN, ARNP and Marla Mitchell, LMHC, CDP
Contact: Karuna Poole (206) 722-0878
[ Email Karuna Poole ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 

Co-ed Psychotherapy Group in Seattle (ongoing, continuous)

3212 25th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144


Who Should Participate: Do you feel overwhelming sadness, anger or fear? Do you have trouble relating to friends, colleagues and family? Our groups provide you with the opportunity to work through the issues from the past that are holding you back and to change the current day behaviors that are sabotaging your life. Through the therapy process you will learn to let go of the past and stop worrying about the future. Participating in a group allows you to do the work with a support system of people who understand you at ever deeper levels. Group members vary in age, gender and issues. Some of the issues they are dealing with are depression, anger, anxiety, codependency, victimization, poor self-esteem, addictions, boundary issues, relationship issues, trauma, and loss. If you choose to join one of our groups, you will do some preparatory work (with Karuna or Vince) prior to starting group.

Dates/Times Offered:
Wednesday's 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $320.00/month
Facilitator qualifications: Karuna Poole, MN, ARNP Vince Horan, MA, D.Min
Contact: Karuna Poole (206) 722-0878
[ Email Karuna Poole ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


. Sucess Stories: Group Therapy and Life Coaching

Who Should Participate: Men and Women--SUCCESS STORIES™ is a supportive, innovative group process that combines the best of coaching and therapy. All issues and goals are welcome. Research shows that about 80% of our thoughts are negative. We often don't notice these thoughts until we're in a bad mood. Chronic negative states effect our health, work and relationships and can make goals feel unobtainable. The static of worry, guilt, doubt, irritation and other negative emotions can make us miserable. We know that intentional, positive thinking results in desired life changes and a sense of well-being. Yet it can be hard to find the self discipline required to change our negative set-point. In this group, members will feel inspired and encouraged. You'll learn processes for clarifying your desires, transforming self-limiting patterns and taking inspired action. You'll get help with prioritizing and motivation and will benefit from caring accountability. To maximize progress, you'll learn easy, effective techniques that are practiced between meetings. With surprisingly little effort, you'll see increases in confidence, persistence and emotional well-being. Greater effort yields greater (and greater) results!

Dates/Times Offered: Groups are on-going, with weekday and weekend times. Seattle and Eastside locations.
Fee: $50 per 2 hour meeting
Facilitator qualifications: Justine Joslyn, M.A., LMHCA, Therapist and Life Coach

Contact:
Justine Joslyn (206) 697-6206
[ Email Justine Joslyn ]


 Personal Growth and Relationship Enhancement Group

Location: Near Southcenter Mall Area
596 Industry Drive, Bldg 8, Suite #261, Tukwila, WA 98188

Who Should Participate:
Men and women over 20 yrs old who are interested in learning new ways to build trust, acceptance, and a sense of belonging while being appreciated for who they are, not just for what they provide. Individuals wanting to identify and overcome interpersonal obstacles to developing meaningful, mutually satisfying, rich connections with others. Those who want to feel more comfortable and confident being themselves with others while having fun, negotiating needs, resolving problems, and moving through change. People who want support in confronting difficult issues, transitions, life changes. Individuals who may have had unsatisfactory experiences with groups in the past where they felt their needs were overlooked and would like a corrective experience.

Dates/Times Offered:
Wednesdays from 6:05 to 8:05 pm
Fee: $50 per session
Facilitator qualifications: Helen Estoque LICSW is a psychotherapist in private practice with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. Her approaches are informed by her expertise and training in ego psychology, psychodrama, EMDR, attachment theory, trauma recovery, and internal systems/parts work. She brings a warmth, sensitivity, creative and lively spirit to her groups that support meaningful personal growth.

Contact:
Helen Estoque (206) 723-8912
[ Email Helen Estoque ]


 Mindful Way To Wellness

Who Should Participate: Would you to be your own best ally? Are you struggling with challenging life situations? If you are looking for ways to manage our physical and mental distress, mindfulness practices such as meditation, breath observation, and body awareness can be very effective in managing stress and reducing anxiety. This small six week educational/experiential group provides a safe and supportive environment for you to gently explore your own unique way of being through a variety of mindfulness exercises.

Dates/Times Offered:
Saturdays: 10:00am-11:30am. Wednesdays: 7:00pm-8:30pm. Please visit website for current group schedule
Fee: $150.00 (six sessions)

Facilitator qualifications:
Wai Wong-Miller MA,LMHCA. Marion Niles MA, LMHCA.
Contact: Wai Wong-Miller (206) 790-4888
Contact: Marion Niles (206) 696-9621
[ Email Wai Wong-Miller ]


 How to deal with Emotional Manipulation

Who Should Participate: If you feel yourself not appreciated in your relationship… If you feel entrapped…. If your Self-Esteem is low… If your partner thinks: "You have to be fixed." You might take the blame and think: "It is all my fault." On the other hand something feels so unfair… Perhaps it's not all your fault! It might be the effect of manipulation. If this is the case, you're not alone! Come and see what others do in similar circumstances. I offer a therapy group in which we help each other figure out if Emotional Manipulation causes difficulties in the relationship or not and we learn new responses to handle manipulative situations. Learn how to take back the control! Build confidence! Recognize and handle manipulative people around you! Come and see how!


Dates/Times Offered:
Friday 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
Facilitator qualifications: Zita Fekete LMHC

Contact:
Zita Fekete (425) 280-2643
[ Email Zita Fekete ]


Getting it: Building Motivation From Relapse

Who Should Participate: Are you tired of starting over? Are you tired of deciding to get clean and sober, only to somehow change your mind? Do you ever wonder what the difference is between you and the people who seem to be doing enough to remain clean and sober? This weekly group uses the actual relapse experience of you and the other group members to help you find reasons that make sense to you for doing the work of lasting recovery. Each week we focus on one of the realizations to be found in those who are staying clean and sober. We use a workbook with the same title as the group to help you find your own motivation, the same place they did, actual experience. Major insurances accepted and fee somewhat negotiable.

Dates/Times Offered:
Tuesday's at 7:30 PM
Screening Fee: First half hour free
Fee: $40 per group, negotiable
Facilitator qualifications: George DuWors, MSW, LICSW, BCD, author, "White Knuckles and Wishful Thinking" and will of the workbook, "Getting It: Building Motivation from Relapse."

Contact:
George DuWors (425) 213-2657
[ Email George DuWors ]


 Relational Therapy Group for Adults
Seattle, WA 98112

Who Should Participate: Am I being understood? Am I too much or not enough? What is my impact on others? Why do I feel so disconnected? Relationships... How do I do it?? Do these questions speak to your experience? If so, we'd like to invite you to a therapy group for men and women, which will address and explore relationship issues. The aim of the group includes bringing awareness to how our communication styles impact others and how this affects our interactions with others. We will explore ways to manage this relational anxiety by both participating and reflecting on our experiences as they occur in the group. The group will be co-facilitated by psychotherapists Jason Goldstein and Cyndee Baldwin.

Dates/Times Offered: Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm
Fee: $50.00

Facilitator qualifications:
Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHCA and Jason Goldstein, MSW, MA
Contact: Cyndee Baldwin (425) 361-3990 [ Email Cyndee Baldwin ]
Contact: Jason Goldstein (206) 280-3771 [ Email jasonpeterg@msn.com]

[ to counselor - therapist website ]


 Living with Depression
1800 NW Market St, Suite #200, Seattle, WA 98107

Who Should Participate: This group emphasizes foundations for staying engaged in your relationships and work despite anxiety, loss of focus, and lack of energy. Whether you are enjoying a period of freedom or in the midst of the struggle, you will find opportunities to strengthen the skills and relationships that support you and enable you to stay productive in the hard times.

Dates/Times Offered:
Thursday evenings for 2 hours, beginning TBD.
Fee: $35 per session
Facilitator qualifications: Clinton J. Campbell, MA, LMHCA

Contact:
Clinton Campbell (405) 633-3252
[ Email Clinton Campbell ]


 

Building Better Relationships

Who Should Participate: This is a group for those in less than healthy relationships, as well as those recovering from a break up or those who are single and unable to form significant relationships in their lives. The group will be small (limited to five members--men and women of any sexual orientation) and are made up of those interested in creating better relationships, or all sorts, in their lives. At each session: * We will have an opening go-around where everyone checks in and lets us know how the week has been--both the ups and downs. * During that time the group listens, makes comments and selects issues to be more closely examined. * We will focus on how co-dependency plays a role in our relationships—romantic, work and family. * We frequently end the session with strategies to help members have a great week until we meet again.

Dates/Times Offered:
The first and third Wednesdays of each month
Fee: $40 with a generous sliding scale
Facilitator qualifications: David Ezell, MA, MS, LMHC

Contact:
David Ezell (206) 319-4446 ext. 11
[ Email David Ezell ]


 Weekly Process Group in Renton
321 Burnett Ave S, Suite #300, Renton , WA 98057

Who Should Participate: A professional psychotherapy process is where a group facilitator applies knowledge and skills in assisting a group of people to collaborate and reach their mutual goals, which may be intra-personal and inter-personal or work related. The goals of the group may include accomplishing work related tasks, education, personal development, personal and interpersonal problem solving, or elimination of mental and emotional disorders.

Dates/Times Offered:
Monday morning & evening/ Thursday evening.
Screening Fee: $40
Fee: $40.00 after each visit.

Contact:
Vera Akulov (425) 444-5902
[ Email Vera Akulov ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 

Sex Addiction Partners Group

24604 104th Ave. SE, Suite #204B, Kent/Covington, WA 98030

Who Should Participate: This group is specifically designed for those who are partnered with a sex addict. The pain of this type of betrayal can be devastating as well as isolating. When you discover that the person you loved and trusted most in the world is hiding a secret sexual life, the results are shattering. Partners need a safe place to heal and recover alongside others who are on the same journey of hope and can truly understand. This group weaves real life stories with practical therapeutic advice and specific tasks that gently educate, empower, and guide Partners through a process of recovery. **As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Alison is specially trained in all the dynamics of sexual addiction. Her counseling agency provides services for the Addict as well as the Partner, and helps couples walk through each stage of the restoration process.
Dates/Times Offered: Tuesday's 7:30pm-9pm
Fee: $50 per session covered by insurance (as out of network)

Contact:
Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT (206) 291-8466
[ Email Alison Davis ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 

Addiction/Mental Health Group

Location: 3.5 blocks south of intersection of Fauntleroy and California Ave SW
Avalon Center, 6959 California Ave SW, Seattle , WA 98136

Who Should Participate:
Separate groups for Men and Women to address addiction and mental health issues for recovery.Education on addiction and mental health as well as strategies and skills to stay sober and focused on healing body, mind and spirit. Individual sessions are available so that issues can be explored,identified and choices made about what recovery and healing might look like.Changes that may be indicated can be looked at by guidance from an individual counselor with expertise in addiction and mental health recovery. Support from others is necessary to look at making changes. A family program is also available free of charge to provide support for the family during this time.

Dates/Times Offered:
Days and Evenings
Fee: Variable Cost dependent on recommendations from evaluation and income. Some insurance is accepted. Cash discount can be given at the time of service.

Contact:
Diane Hutcheson ARNP MA, MN (206) 935-6228
[ Email Diane Hutcheson ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 Coping Skills Group (DBT)

Location: 3.5 blocks south of intersection of Fauntleroy and California Ave SW
6959 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Who Should Participate:
Coping Skills Group based on Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT-Linehan, M) is forming for January 2014. The group is an introduction to mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation & distress tolerance. Everyone can use the basic skills and all people use these at some level. Coping Skills (DBT) are used to manage stress, help to focus what we can do, get us through the stress by learning to tolerate the emotions and helps to improve our relationships with ourselves and others. It is an opportunity to learn and expand on skills to better manage fears of abandonment, chronic feelings of emptiness or numbness, painful memories, depression and anxiety. The group is 2 hours long once a week for 12 weeks. Come learn with like-minded people about how things can be different for you. Don't get it wrong this is work not magic but with practice you can use these skills effectively.Call 206-935-6228 to schedule a screening by phone or in person. The group requires a commitment to attend every week, have a therapist (if you do not have one we can recommend one or provide one through Avalon Center)and to be clean and sober if addiction is a problem.( if you need help with this you can talk to the counselor about this as well).

Dates/Times Offered:
Starting Tuesday Jan 14 1PM- 3 PM & Thursday Jan16 from 3 PM-5 PM
Fee: $65.00 per group
Facilitator qualifications: Diane Hutcheson, ARNP also holds a Master's in Clinical Psychology and is trained in mental health therapy as well as psychiatric medication management. Kaela Koepke, CDP is a Master's in Mental Health Counseling candidate and has five years of experience providing addiction and mental health treatment.

Contact:
Diane Hutcheson ARNP MA, MN, PMHCS BC (206) 935-6228
[ Email Diane Hutcheson ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 Interpersonal Process Group - Bellevue
1300 114th Ave Se, Suite #130, Bellevue, WA 98004

Who Should Participate: Interpersonal psychotherapy process group. A professional psychotherapy process is where a group facilitator applies knowledge and skills in assisting a group of people to collaborate and reach their mutual goals, which may be intra-personal and inter-personal or work related. The goals of the group may include accomplishing work- related tasks, education, personal development, personal and interpersonal problem solving, or elimination of mental and emotional disorders.

Dates/Times Offered:
Tuesdays 10am
Screening Fee: $40
Fee: $40.00 after each visit.

Contact:
Vera Akulov (425) 444-5902
[ Email Vera Akulov ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 

Social Confidence Workshop

Location: Downtown: 1415 Western Ave., Suite #407, Seattle, WA 98101

Who Should Participate: An Interactive Practice Group for Positive Self-Expression 6 weekly 90-minute sessions starting February 1, 2014 • $70 per person, per session (some insurance plans accepted).

People who experience social anxiety often struggle with feelings of incompetence when interacting with other individuals and groups. The Social Confidence Workshop is an active practice group that offers a curated series of structured exercises in the form of simple "games" that help build positive self-expression, social confidence and personal resilience. During 6 weekly experiential group sessions lasting 90 minutes each, participants will actively engage in a wide range of fun, improvisational group activities designed to reduce fear-based social behaviors and self-criticism and to improve interpersonal communication and collaboration skills. In order to provide the optimal experiential learning environment, the workshop size is limited to a maximum of 9 participants.

The Social Confidence Workshop is directed by Steven J. Schuetz (MS, LMHC, LMFT) an anxiety-disorder specialist with 15 years of experience as a mental health counselor. Activities are facilitated by Ben Lidgus, who holds a Masters Degree in education from Seattle University and currently coaches improvisational teams at both Seattle University and Garfield High School.

Dates/Times Offered:
Saturdays, Feb. 1-March 8, 2014
Screening Fee: $0
Fee: $70

Contact:
Steven Schuetz (206) 217-4465
[ Email Steven Schuetz ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 Adult Children of Alcoholics
Location: On Lake Union
1800 Westlake Ave N, Suite #204, Seattle, WA 981090

Who Should Participate: Did you have a parent who drank too much when you were young? If you grew up with an alcoholic parent, you may wonder why it still bothers you. You may be ready to stop taking care of others, and want to stop feeling guilty when you stand up for yourself. You could be ready to stop dating/marrying people who are addicted to alcohol and/or work or who you need to rescue. Sometimes people who grew up with an alcoholic parent struggle to get organized and think clearly when life gets stressful. You may also wonder about your own alcohol or drug use because you know the risks. This group has max 10 members, and is facilitated by a therapist with over 25 yrs experience. Daytime (morning) group may also be starting.

Dates/Times Offered:
Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm
Screening Fee: $20.00
Fee: $40.00
Contact: Abby Smith, LMHC, NCC (206) 683-1274
[ Email Abby Smith ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


      Men's Therapy Support Groups


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photo of counselor therapist Robert Hirsch, MSW, LCSW of Seattle WA 98105

Sex & Porn Addiction Counseling

Who Should Participate:Men's group focusing on addressing the underlying roots of sex and porn addiction. Participants also get to speak about any important current challenges they're facing, including relationship issues. This group is an excellent complement to anyone in a 12 Step program. Very supportive and non-judgmental approach.

Dates/Times Offered:
Ongoing. Thursdays, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Fee: $30 - $45
Facilitator qualifications: Robert Hirsch, LCSW. I've also been a fully certified sex offender treatment provider for 20 years.

Contact:
Robert Hirsch (206) 829-2425
[ Email Robert Hirsch ]


    Women's Therapy Support Groups


Reclaiming Your Life As A Motherless Daughter

Who Should Participate: Women--This 12 week group is designed for motherless daughters. Using Hope Edelman's book as a guide participants explore who their mothers were as women, how mother loss has affected their lives and how to integrate this loss and rebuild their lives.

Dates/Times Offered:
Thursday Evenings 7:30 -8:30
Screening Fee: $25.00
Fee: $30.00 per session
Facilitator qualifications: Paige Tangney M.Ed. L.M.H.C.A,

Contact:
Paige Tangney (206) 227-6294
[
Email Paige Tangney ]


Women Over 40 Who Never Had Children

Who Should Participate: Women--Come join a community of women in a 6 week exploration group. The purpose of this group is to support women to explore what it means to not follow the path usually chosen by women in this society. While grief can be a part of this journey, the freedom we have, and what we chose to do with that freedom, is a major characteristic of this group.

The 6 weeks cover:
• Who am I as a woman who never had kids?
• Lost & found: Dreams, roles & relationships
• Body image and menopause
• How do I care for myself when I become an elder?
• Do I need to grieve?
• What will I leave this world?

The group is led by Jane B.G. Tornatore, PhD, who is committed to helping people shift old patterns so they can lead a freer life. 

"Thanks once again for creating a nurturing environment for our support group. I received so much insight and awareness from the sharing, and I especially enjoyed the exercises and rituals. You are fabulous at creating room for exploration and possibility within a safe, structured environment."

"I would recommend Jane's group to every woman. She brings up very deep issues that are worth looking at and sharing in a supportive group. I felt very safe in this group because of the skill Jane brought to it. I would even take this class again."

"Jane is warm, brave, insightful and funny—a great combination for a deep, meaningful conversation for you or women you know." Sheila Bixler, M.A., C.Ht, Counselor, Hypnotherapist.

Dates/Times Offered: 6 sessions, Mondays, Tuesday, or Thursday evenings from 6:15-8:45pm.
Fee: $295
Facilitator: Jane B.G. Tornatore, PhD

Contact:
Jane B.G. Tornatore (206) 769-8108
[ Email Jane Tornatore ]


 Women's Support Group: Looking for Affiliation, Support and Empowerment

Who Should Participate:Women looking for affiliation, support and empowerment. As women, we are raised in the use of emotional language and intuition, as well as practical common sense. So when women gather, they use these skills and can go quickly to the core of most social or personal issues. The satisfaction that comes as a result, and the personal connection felt in such a process, is naturally empowering. Groups meet every other week and are offered in Pioneer Square or the Green Lake area of Seattle. Fees are on a sliding scale, or are waved for current clients already in individual or couples sessions with Janette. There are two types of groups: the Support Group shares personal stories from our lives with others, to support our personal growth; and the Dream Group shares dreams and dream images with others who discuss how they personally relate through intuitive wisdom to your dream material.

Dates/Times Offered:
Green Lake: Monday evening, 7-8:30 PM, bi-weekly
Fee:$25-70 (income-based)
Facilitator qualifications: Janette Brown, licensed MFT; 37 years experience.

Contact:
Janette Brown (206) 524-3645
[ Email Janette Brown ]


 Difficult Break-ups & Divorcing After Decades
Location: Queen Anne
Queen Anne, Seattle, WA 98119

Who Should Participate: Healing Difficult Break-ups is a group for Women who have left or are leaving a long-term Emotionally or otherwise Abusive Relationship or who have a pattern of Abusive Relationships. The group will revolve around these 6 topics: 1) Practicing Self-Compassion; building Self-Esteem; Self-Confidence; 2) Resolving issues related to the Abuse - Undoing the Years of Brain Washing; 3)Grieving; 4)Identity work; Separation - Separating from your life with your partner; Rediscovering who you are; 5) Stress Management; Reducing Anxiety & Depression; 6) Restructuring -Creating a Satisfying Rest of Your Life. Many of the participants have voiced the fear that they were the only one who stayed in an abusive relationship so long or repeatedly picked abusers. The mirror effect of group is highly effective in breaking down the shame, isolation, and confusion shared by members. Group members sometimes exclaim, "Are you sure you didn't marry my husband?" Group members benefit by learning ways to cope with abusive behavior during and after the divorce/break-up. There is often incredible stress involved with divorcing an abusive spouse who manipulates the legal system to further abuse and stalk their partner. These are the "difficult divorces," known as contentious divorces in legal circles. Support and coaching can lessen the stress of these divorces. The group is limited to five members.

Dates/Times Offered:
Tuesday Women's Group 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Screening Fee: $100
Fee: $50 per session
Facilitator qualifications: Noreen Wedman, LMHCA

Contact:
Noreen Wedman (206) 428-8512
[ to counselor - therapist website ]


photo of counselor therapist Ellen M. Rugg of Everett WA 98000 

Sexual Abuse Recovery Group
4511 Densmore Avenue N, Suite #B, Seattle, WA 98103

Who Should Participate: This small supportive group is designed to lessen shame & isolation in women who've experienced sexual abuse in childhood, or more recently. Group provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the support, perspective and compassion of other women.

New members are welcomed into group as openings occur. As of 10/2013 there is currently one opening available for a new member.


Dates/Times Offered:
Tuesday evenings. 5:15 pm-6:45 pm.
Fee: $45 per session.
Facilitator qualifications: Ellen M. Rugg, MA, MSW, LICSW Women's Therapy Groups of Seattle, 26 years experience.

Contact:
Ellen M. Rugg (206) 547-7844
[ Email Ellen M. Rugg ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 

Women's Self-Acceptance and Self-Empowerment Group
Shoreline, WA 98133

Who Should Participate: Are you constantly self-critical in your own head? Do you hate being alone? Do you feel your life would work if you had the right partner? Have you been on an endless search for identity and meaning? These are some issues that come up for us as we strive for self-acceptance. The need for self-acceptance and self-empowerment can occur at any age. It is often the "last rung" on the ladder of self-development, meaning we may have already done quite a bit of personal work but still need to work on self-empowerment and self-acceptance. The more we are able to love ourselves, the more deeply we are able to experience relationships and the world around us. In spite of this, loving and empowering ourselves remains some of the hardest work we can do as human beings. This is a powerful opportunity to work with a skilled therapist in a safe, supportive environment. Sessions will include lots of opportunities for sharing, education, and some expressive art experiences. We will meet weekly in Shoreline for 8 weeks, beginning in May. Cost is 40.00 per session. An intake will be required before joining the group. Cost for intake is also 40.00. Diversity of age, culture, orientation, experience, etc is encouraged and hoped for. Payment for all sessions is required whether they are attended or not.

Dates/Times Offered:
Group will meet Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Screening Fee: $40.00
Fee: $40.00/session
Facilitator qualifications: Wendy Flores,MS

Contact:
Wendy Flores (206) 466-8336
[ Email Wendy Flores ]


 Women's Process Therapy Group

Location: Seattle

Who Should Participate: In this all women's therapy group, members present with a variety of issues, including but not limited to: stress, relationship problems, pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, intimacy, parenting, depression, anxiety, addiction, past trauma, and issues related to eating and body image.

BENEFITS OF GROUP THERAPY • Greater intimacy in relationships • Reduced feelings of loneliness • Increased sense of trust • Higher self-esteem • Improved boundaries • New approaches to conflict resolution• Great complement to individual therapy

Dates/Times Offered:
Monday evenings, 6:30-8pm.
Fee: $25.00
Facilitator qualifications: Ariana Rukeyser MA, LMHCA Jacquie Baergen MA, LMHCA

Contact:
Ariana Rukeyser 206504244
[ Email Ariana Rukeyser ]


 Women's Dream Group

Who Should Participate: Women who have processed dreams & want a monthly experience contemplating their dreams with other women. Please note, this is not a therapy group.

Dates/Times Offered:
Saturday from 12 to 2 PM, monthly
Fee: $Sliding scale
Facilitator qualifications: Janette Brown, licensed MFT; 28 years facilitating dream work, for individuals & groups

Contact:
Janette (206) 524-3645
[ Email Janette Brown ]


 Healing with Art: Womens' Art Therapy Group

Location: private studio setting
824 S. 309th Pl, Federal Way, WA, WA 98003

Who Should Participate:
This group is for women who are READY for Change. Their anxiety or depression is making it hard to be a mother, a wife, a good friend or get their job done. They have hit their limit, feel alone with their problems and want to get energized to move on with their lives. This group is for women who have taken steps to change on their own but can't seem to stick with it or find a way that helps them feel better. They love to do art and know how it can make them feel better and get perspective. They have heard about how support groups can be more effective than individual therapy. You can let your art do the talking and you can learn from listening to other's working through their problems and learning from their successes. And Group therapy is CHEAPER!

Dates/Times Offered:
Fridays 6-7:30 PM
Screening Fee: $15 for phone interview
Fee: $25/ session, 6 week cycle; insurance might cover it
Facilitator qualifications: Mayda Taney M.A., M.Ed. LMHC, ATR-BC

Contact:
Mayda Taney (206) 304-1954
[ Email Mayda (Madeleine) Taney ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 

Women's Group: Stepmom Support Group

Location:103 E Holly ST, Suite #404, Bellingham, WA 98225

Who Should Participate: STEPMOM SUPPORT GROUP Tools, Skills & Support for surviving Stepmotherhood Wednesdays 6:15-7:45pm $35 a group, $140 for all 4 sessions. Pay in advance and receive a 10% discount! Are you a step mom looking for others like yourself? Being a stepmother is no easy task. All the therapy, advice or books in the world couldn't prepare you for this real-life experience. Partnering with your mate, their kids and the ex can be overwhelming. Whether you're a stepmom with kids of your own or a stepmom with only stepchildren, there are women just like you looking for support. Join this group of new and experienced stepmoms looking to share experiences, difficulties, and triumphs with other stepmoms in the Bellingham area. In this group, we will meet weekly for discussion of readings from great books on the subject of step mothering, and will learn useful skills and practical tools to use on the perilous adventures of being a "stepmonster". Whether you're a new stepmother or an old pro, join this group to learn and grow with other women. You will learn to manage Anger and Resentment Dealing with the difficult ex finding your role in the family When to "disengage" Lowering expectations & the accompanying grief How to speak positively to your children so they are free of triangulation

Dates/Times Offered:
Weds 6:15- 7:45 email for upcoming dates
Fee: $140 for all 4 sessions

Contact:
Karen King, LMHC (360) 927-7262
[ Email Karen King ]


 

Women's Group: Transform Your Inner Critic

Location: art studio at the marina
103 E Holly St,, Suite #404, Bellingham, WA 98225

Who Should Participate:
ART and MINDFULNESS:transforming your inner critic for Women Saturdays 11-1:30, Sat $65 a group, $260 for all 4 sessions. Receive a 10% discount if you pay for the groups in advance! Through creative expression and mindfulness techniques, you will learn tools and skills to manage the negative and compelling voice within that always seems to hold you back. We will explore where this voice originated and how it manifests in your day to day life. Over the course of 4 sessions, you will learn how to deepen your ability to manage your inner critic with friendliness and compassion as well as engage with others successfully. Art supplies are provided and group numbers are limited, so register now!

Dates/Times Offered:
Saturdays 11-1:30 email for upcoming dates

Fee: Receive a 10% discount if you pay for the groups in advance!

Contact:
Karen King, LMHC (360) 927-7262
[ Email Karen King ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]


 

The Daring Way™ 8-Week Group for Women

Location:Meadow Creek Office Park - Building H,
22525 SE 64th Place, Issaquah, WA 98027

Who Should Participate: The Daring Way™ is an educational and highly experiential group based on Brené Brown's groundbreaking research on  courage, compassion, vulnerability, and worthiness. The group (limited to 10 participants) is designed to provide a safe and supportive space to help you identify what gets in your way of stepping more fully into the life you truly desire. You'll learn new tools and practices to help you move forward more courageously, authentically, and with a deeper sense of your worthiness. The cost of the group is $640, $575 if paid in full by May 28.

Dates/Times Offered:
Friday, June 6, 6:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturday, June 7
Fee:Receive a 10% discount if the group is paid in full by May 28, 2014.

Contact:
Kay Duncan, LICSW (425) 283-0444
[ Email Kay Duncan ] [ to counselor - therapist website ]

    Questioning--Gender Identity (adolescents, men & women) Gay, Lesbian, Transexual


Questioning Your Sexuality? Coming Out?

Who Should Participate: Adolescents, Men & Women--Wish you had a safe, supportive environment to talk abut the unique challenges that face those who don't feel heterosexual? Thinking about coming out? Feeling alone?

Come join a small, confidential, supportive group of people who are going through similar struggles. Led by two experienced, licensed therapists whose main goals are to help you love and accept yourself more freely and deeply. Don't face 2010 alone! Get the support you need! Space is limited.

Dates/Times Offered: Meets Weekly for 12 weeks on Wednesday's @ 7-830pm
Fee: $50/per group
Facilitator qualifications: Jessica Richter, MA, LMHC, Dan Woodard, MA, LMHC

Contact:
Jessica Richter (206) 818-6318
[ Email Jessica Richter ]


    


 
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Diabetic Women in Menopause

Who Should Participate: Women--In this group, you will find support around changes that come with aging, menopause and managing diabetes.  It is important to get outside of your own world, to connect with others and find support for this daily, sometimes minute-to-minute challenge. 

I have been diabetic for 31 years and have had few symptoms from diabetes until pre-menopause and menopause came into my life.  This group will help you track symptoms and make some sense of them.  We will cover stress reduction and learn techniques to decrease stress.  We will also work with improving our approach to life using proven brain techniques that create new neural pathways, so that we may remove traumas, obstacles and create a healthier body.  Verbal and art expression will also be used.  Through this group, you will find a better balance within yourself with intention, focus, and creating the courage to work with your body.  Let's move toward whole health, mind, body and spirit!   Groups will be a 4 week at a time commitment.

Dates/Times Offered: This group will meet weekly (daytime and early evening available – depending on members' schedule.
Fee: $35 per group - insurance accepted. 
Facilitator qualifications: Elizabeth Polasek, MA, LMHC, Group Facilitator for 20 years

Contact:
Elizabeth Polasek   (360) 420-2654   [ Email Elizabeth Polasek
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 Women's Support Group - Transitioning With Support

Location: 1102 A Street, Tacoma, WA 98406

Who Should Participate:
An 8 week group for women seeking support for issues around loss, life transitions, divorce, parenthood, childhood issues, relationship difficulties, etc. For any woman looking to explore how their current difficulties are impacting their ability to move forward, and who would like to challenge themselves to grow in a supportive and safe environment. Group will be limited to 6 women.

Dates/Times Offered:
Thursdays; Time TBD
Fee: $35

Contact:
Ariana Rukeyser (206) 504-3244
[ Email Ariana Rukeyser ]

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Pet Grief and Loss

Who Should Participate: This group is for adults who believe that their pets are family members and have had a pet die within the last two years. We will focus on grief, loss, honoring your pet and moving forward. www.masseycounseling.com

Dates/Times Offered:
Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm, 6 week session.
Fee: $185 for 6 weeks.
Facilitator qualifications: Michelle E. Massey, MSW, LICSW, and animal lover.

Contact:
Michelle Massey (206) 954-5413
[ Email Michelle Massey ]


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 Women's Group: Transform Your Inner Critic

Location: 103 E Holly St,, Suite #404, Bellingham, WA 98225

Who Should Participate:
Art and Mindfulness
Through creative expression and mindfulness techniques, you will learn tools and skills to manage the negative and compelling voice within that always seems to hold you back. We will explore where this voice originated and how it manifests in your day to day life. Over the course of six sessions, you will access the ability to shift your greatest adversary to an ally in a way that will hopefully inspire and uplift you. Art supplies are provided and group number are limited, so register now!

Dates/Times Offered: Saturdays 11:30-1, October 19- Nov 23
Fee: Receive a 10% discount if you pay for the groups in advance!

Contact:
Karen King, LMHC (360) 927-7262
[ Email Karen King ]

 

 Women's Group: Stepmom Support Group

Location: 103 E Holly ST, Suite #404, Bellingham, WA 98225
Who Should Participate:
"Tools, Skills & Support for surviving Stepmotherhood"

Are you a step mom looking for others like yourself? Being a stepmother is no easy task. All the therapy, advice or books in the world couldn't prepare you for this real-life experience. Partnering with your mate, their kids and the ex can be overwhelming. Whether you're a stepmom with kids of your own or a stepmom struggling because you never wanted (and don't have) kids of your own, there are women like you out there facing similar challenges every single day. Join this group of new and experienced stepmoms looking to share experiences, difficulties, and triumphs with other stepmoms in the Bellingham area.

In this group, we will meet weekly for discussion of readings from great books on the subject of step mothering, and will learn useful skills and practical tools to use on the perilous adventures of being a "stepmonster". Whether you're a new stepmother or an old pro, join this group to learn and grow with other women.

You will learn to manage: Anger and Resentment, Dealing with the difficult ex, Your role in the family, When to "disengage", Lowering expectations & the accompanying grief, The devastating effects of parental alienation on families

Dates/Times Offered: Thursdays 6:15-7:45pm, October 17-Nov 21 2013
Fee: Pay in advance and receive a 10% discount!

Contact:
Karen King, LMHC (360) 927-7262
[ Email Karen King ]

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Counselors in private practice are small business people--often really small--and usually have no employees.  Counselors usually handle the telephone, counsel individual clients and groups, get the mail, write the letters, do the bookkeeping, market their practices, do the taxes and everything else that needs to be done to stay in business.  Counselors in private practice often see clients in the evening, so it is usually better to call during the day.

All this to explain that when you finally decide to call a counselor and see about joining a therapy group, you will probably get an answering machine.  It may take a couple of days for the counselor to get back to you.  Even if they call you back immediately, if there is another voice on your answering machine, they may be afraid that they will be violating your confidentiality if they leave a message for you where someone else may hear them.  So they may have to hang up without leaving a message. IMPORTANT NOTE: It is important to tell the counselor in your voicemail message whether or not it's all right for them to leave a message when they call back.

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