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Online Support Group Directory
Links to national and international support groups (most with contacts for local
chapters) providing help and support for a great variety of problems and conditions.
[If you are looking for a therapeutic support group facilitated by a professional counselor anywhere in Washington State,
see the Group Therapy page] It is our intent that the resources listing in this Online Support Group Directory
only include supports groups that are peer-to-peer and free to the public.
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Abused Empowered Survive Thrive
50+ support forums, multiple chat rooms and information for survivors of childhood and adult sexual abuse or rape;
for both female and male survivors from the UK and around the world.
MaleSurvivor: National Organization against Male
SOAR = Survivors Of Abuse in Religion
is an email and web-based support group for
survivors, dedicated to self-healing. Its membership is
international, and comprises victims of many denominations
and religious groups.
Bremerton, WA: Female Adult
Survivors of Child Abuse, meets every Wednesday
evening, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Ave Bible Church,
1250 Lincoln Ave, Bremerton, WA. ASCA-Kitsap is a
community based, "pass-the-basket" non-therapy-based
peer support group. We are not aligned with any agency
(public or private) or treatment center or counselor
(public or private). Contact person: Judy (360)
sex / sexual abuse support group (below.)
ADD and ADHD Support Groups
CHADD, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Free monthly support group meetings,
Locate the CHADD Chapter Nearest You--a parent advocacy organization 1-800-233-4050.
ADD Resources --An excellent source of general ADHD information including an ADHD Checklist.
Local support groups in Bellevue, Seattle & Tacoma.
Addiction Support Group
Cocaine Anonymous World Services
Seattle Area NA
Overcomers Outreach, a Christian 12-Step program.
Los Angeles Recovery Guide is a directory of sober events in the Los Angeles area and lists over 1500 meetings
a week, local hotspots, the biggest sober parties, conventions and events in the city--everything sobriety has
Smart Recovery Meeting Guide:
BELLEVUE, WA: Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm weekly (just show
Wednesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm weekly at 1601 - 114 Avenue
SE, Suite 160, Bellevue (just show up)
SEATTLE (lower Queen Anne) Mondays 6:00-7:30 pm, 200
1st Avenue W, Suite 400, Seattle. (text or call)
[Contact: Richard Sirota LICSW, CDP (F/VA) (206)459-2242]
[see also, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Alcohol and
Alcoholism Support Group and
Christian Addiction Support Groups, below.]
Adoption Support Groups
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) promotes and supports
permanent families for children and youth in the U.S.
and Canada who have been in care—especially those in
foster care and those with special needs.
British Columbia, Canada: a regional and provincial database
of available community resources. Plus: other
Canadian adoption support groups.
California Adoption Support Page
Other suggestions: use search engine to search for your state's name
plus adoption support groups
Greater Seattle Al-Anon
Seattle Support Group
Alcohol & Alcoholism Support Group
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
English, Español, Français A.A.
Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings, Service Material from the
General Service Office
Dual Recovery Anonymous is an independent, twelve step,
nonprofessional, self-help organization for people with a
and we are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness.
GayAlcoholics.com: a good starting point for finding
Twelve Step and other gatherings in different locations,
all focusing on the needs of gay men and lesbians.
Nationwide listing and links to gay, lesbian, bisexual,
and transgender AA groups.
Individuals and families affected by alcoholism, addictions and codependency:
Hope and Healing webChronicles A healing
journal focusing on the spiritual journeys and personal
On-Line Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Links to 68 online AA groups.
SMART offers free face-to-face and online mutual help
groups. SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training)
helps people recover from all types of addictive
behaviors. SMART sponsors an online message board, more
than 300+ face-to-face meetings around the world, and 13
online meetings per week.
Telephone: 1-(440) 951-5357
Sobriety and Recovery Resources
Links to personal stories and articles, to a variety of non-commercial recovery programs, basic AA information and AA-related links, plus on-line meetings, chat channels, mailing lists, and recovery and support newsgroups.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety
An alternative path to freedom from drugs or alcohol.
Washington State --The 24 Hour
In Greater Seattle Area 206-722-3700
Toll-Free Washington State: 1-800-562-1240
Women for Sobriety
Encourages emotional and spiritual growth 1-800-333-1606
[also see: Christian
Addiction Support Groups, below]
Amputee Support Group
Amputee Web Site
National Peer Network, Support Group Listings for Amputees.
Also see the
Services for Persons with
Disabilities page on CounselingSeattle.com
Anorexic Support Group
Anorexics Anonymous, Welcome to the Wobble World of Anorexia,
Bulimia, Anxiety, Depression and Self Injury
I Am Anorexic -- Experience Project Anonymously connect with people who share your experiences-- like those
who say 'I Am Anorexic'. Read hundreds of true stories, share your own story anonymously, get feedback and comments,
chat in the discussion forum, help others, meet new friends-- all free.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
--a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation
of eating disorders since 1976. See state directory
for support groups.
[See also: Eating Disorders]
On-line Anxiety - Panic Chat room meetings
Dr John Grohol's resource directory for
Anxiety and Panic Support Groups
Anxiety Disorder Resource Center
provides help and support for anxiety disorders including
anxiety and panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, depression, and post
traumatic stress disorder--and you can answer questionnaires for each disorder
to learn more about the symptoms and whether or not you might have a
particular disorder and also get information about treatment options. (The
result will give you the percentage of possible symptoms--however, the
questionnaires are not a substitute for medical diagnosis or advice. Please
consult your doctor about your symptoms.)
Social Phobia Support Group
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& Bereavement Support Group
Bipolar Disorder Support Group
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Includes a directory of local support groups by state.
BPD-World Focuses on borderline personality disorder (BPD) but includes
information on other mental health topics: depression, self-harm and anxiety. Support services on the net include
forums, chat, peer support ticket system, live chat to our volunteers and a journals system. Recently added: flash
movies on Borderline personality disorder (BPD), child abuse, and self-harm.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance a national organization with information about support
groups throughout the US.
Find a support group near you.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
(DBSA) of Greater Seattle, formed in 1972, meets twice a month and is open to all persons with depression or bipolar disorder
(manic depression) and their friends and family. Other interested parties, such as students or health
professionals, may attend subject to the group's approval.
Parenting Bipolar Children
--education issues, child advocacy, organizations, articles, research, medical information, treatment
alternatives for bipolar children, finding a doctor and creativity and the bipolar mind.
Brain Injury Association (U.S.A.)
Personal Stories, web sites, poetry, chat, contact
information for area contacts.
Cancer Support Group
The Cancer Information Network
The University of Pennsylvania's
Cancer Sites of
American Cancer Society: a wonderful source of information about cancer treatment and support,
including local support groups.
Find Support Programs and Services in Your Area. Be sure to check the appropriate box in the
Search Page to get the most focused search results. 1-(800)-227-2345
Cancer Help OnLine dedicated to anyone with cancer, supporting a family member with cancer, or
concerned with developing cancer themselves, this site has links to thousands of cancer related sites.
Cancer Lifeline in the Greater Seattle area has support groups
including the Men’s Group, Caregivers group, Lesbian Cancer Support group, Lymphedema
Support and Education along with cancer specific groups including breast, colorectal, lung and
lymphoma. Three locations: The Dorothy S. O’Brien Center near Green Lake, Cancer Lifeline at Northwest
Hospital in North Seattle and Cancer Lifeline-Eastside near I-90 in Bellevue, Washington. Call toll-free
24-Hour Lifeline 1-(800) 255-5505 or in Seattle (206) 297-2500 for emotional support,
information and community resource referrals.
CancerSurvivors.org cancers, resources,
treatments, support, questions and coping.
Gilda's Club Seattle: Our free cancer
support groups are for anyone living with cancer, along
with their families, partners and friends.
Free, weekly support groups for: men & women with cancer,
adults living with long term, recurring cancer or facing
end of life concerns, adults who have lost a loved one to
cancer, family members, partners & friends of people with
cancer, and parents whose children have cancer.
Our cancer networking groups include: Breast Cancer
networking group, Lymphoma networking group, Gynecological
Cancers networking group and the Young Adults networking
group. Telephone: (206) 709-1400
Cancer Buddies Network (CBN): An online charity-based support group designed to put you in touch
with a cancer buddy so you can share the ups and downs, laughter and tears with someone who knows how it feels.
Includes a lively forum. So what are you waiting for? Grab a cuppa, put your feet up
and find out what we have to offer you in our online community. Come and meet your new cancer buddies today!
[Please note that Cancer Buddies Network is unable to offer any medical opinions, diagnoses or treatment
advice. They recommend you Consult a qualified medical practitioner.]
Care Giver Special Information
Caregiver Guide for Special Needs Persons: Every person with special needs is different and has unique
care concerns. The Care.com Caregiver Guide to Special Needs offers information and advice to help overcome daily
challenges and understand common disorders and conditions.
Caring for a Child with ADHD or ADD--Advice for families and caregivers. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD) occurs when a difference in the brain makes it difficult to control behavior. Q&A for Special Needs and ADHD and ADD
AARP's Caregiving Resorce Center
FIIND Tools AND Tips on Hdow to Succeed as a AREGIVER.
select a Cregiving Resource Center topic from the drop-down
Caregiving for the Caregiver
Care for the caregiver:
Celiac Support Groups
Celiac.com Celiac support groups and contacts both
inside and outside the United States.
What is Celiac disease?
The Enabling Support Foundation is a 501c incorporated
non-profit organization, providing the technological tools
to empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their
Celiac Support Groups in the United States
Cleptomania / cleptomaniac (old spelling) and related problems
The Compassionate Friends
--a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to
families who are grieving the death of a child
of any age, from any cause.
See also: Grief & Bereavement Support Groups
Christian Addiction Support Groups
Christian Addiction Recovery Group Traditional "Twelve-Step" groups discipline themselves to remain
neutral of any religious beliefs or doctrine, and they refrain from communicating any religious references during their meetings.
In contrast, Overcomers Outreach acknowledges Jesus Christ as their only source of strength and that He is the
"highest power." Directory of Overcomers Outreach meetings in your area. Also email help finding a local group.
Christian Recovery Connection: Find out about support groups for Christians. Find a Christian support group in your area.
Codependents / Co-Dependents
(or perhaps you prefer...)
Codependence / Co-dependence Support Group
Through applying the Twelve Steps and principles in CoDA to our
daily life and relationships, both present and past, we can
experience a new freedom from our self-defeating lifestyles and
realize a new joy, acceptance and serenity in our lives. CoDA
is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop
In Washington State: Co-Dependents Anonymous
(CoDA Intergroup Of The Pacific Northwest) includes a list of all
Washington State Meetings, approved CoDA literature for Washington
State & CoDA foundational documents, & local CoDA events and more.
Compulsive Skin Picking: see
Obsessive Skin Picking
Crisis Hotlines -- Washington State
Crisis Hotlines WASHINGTON STATE: Crisis Counselors are waiting for your call.
See listings for each county, or for specific caller categories, such as teens, college or university students,
Graduate students, Military veterans, lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, moms with
postpartum depression, and the hearing and speech impaired, etc.
and Psychological Manipulation
Former Cultists' (cult members) Support Network--called "
reFOCUS," connections linking people with the available resources necessary to their recovery.
Debtors Support Group
Recovery from problems with debt: Take a quick quiz to
decide if you have a problem. What are the signs of
compulsive spending? How can you get started in Debtors Anonymous?
Depression Support Group
Depression quiz:--Depression Self-Test
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance The
national organization with information about support
groups throughout the US.
Find a DBSA support group near you.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
(DBSA) of Greater Seattle, formed in 1972, meets twice a month and is
open to all persons with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and their
friends and family. Other interested parties, such as students or health
professionals, may attend subject to the group's approval.
Online Post Partum Depression--depression triggered by the birth of a child.
Sadness and Sorrow, on-line depression support group
Wing of Madness deals with serious clinical
depression. The site has been on-line since 1995.
It contain many message-board links where people can share
their feelings and concerns.
Divorce Support Group
is a support group where you can find help as you recover from the hurt of separation
or divorce. Find a Divorce Care group meeting near you.
Divorce Recovery 101, Site Map, An online divorce recovery support
group with divorce help, advice, tips, divorce law,
statistics and Information. [Exercise caution: the first page
(home page) of this site has unexplainably changed to a diabetes page
but all the other pages seem intact. 4/13/06. It may be a hacker
or someone who has grabbed a domain name that has been allowed to
expire. Let me know if this link stops working
Redmond, Washington -- Divorce Recovery Support Group,
Monday nights at 7:00 pm. Overlake Christian
Church, 9900 Willows Road, Redmond, WA, 98052 -- an on-going open
support group based on two well known divorce recovery books (Building
Blocks, and Growing Through Divorce). Each week we discuss a topic
from one of the books. We provide all the material and there is no
charge. Drop-ins are welcome. Contacts: Overlake Christian Church
Counseling Office - (425) 895-5923, or; Van Baker, Facilitator - (206)
790-8778 (business cell phone - if call goes to voicemail, leave name
[In the greater the greater Washington State area also see Group Therapy Group Page]
Dual Recovery Anonymous™
is an independent, twelve step, self-help organization for people with a dual diagnosis
(mental health and chemical dependency. helps
participants recover from both their chemical dependency
and their emotional or psychiatric illness by focusing on
relapse prevention and actively improving the quality of their lives.
Eating Disorder Support Group
National Association of
Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders hotline counseling, a national network of
free support groups
Caring on Line
Eating Addictions Anonymous, a twelve-step group for
all who are interested in healing from eating and body image disorders
of all forms. Members make an absolute commitment to refrain from
using food as a drug, and from other related behaviors.
Eating Disorders Anonymous is a
fellowship of individuals who share their experience,
strength and hope with each other that they may solve
their common problems and help others to recover from
their eating disorders.
Friends And Family of Eating Disorders support group meets
every Monday from 7-8:30pm at the University Presbyterian
Church in Seattle's University District (but we are not a
faith-based group and are not associated with the Church).
Eating Disorders Northwest Support Group meets at Children’s hospital in Seattle two times
per month. This support group is for people who are themselves
suffering from eating disorders or food and weight preoccupations.
Search Suggestion: also try a search
using STATE + eating disorder
support group but for STATE, substitute the name of
the state where you want to find a support group.
E-Communities offer the unique opportunity to interact
with individuals affected by epilepsy from around the
world through threaded discussions and real-time chats.
Choose the group that is right for you.
Epilepsy Foundation Northwest
Epilepsy Education and Discussion Groups with an
online support group and local face-to-face groups in
Portland, Vancouver, Spokane and Seattle. In the Seattle
Send an email to Mineko Sterling for email meeting reminders.
Family Support Group
Families Anonymous is a Twelve-Step, self help, recovery
and fellowship of support groups for relatives and friends
of those who have alcohol, drug or behavioral problems.
Fibromyalgia Support Group
Fibromyalgia & Related Illnesses such as MS & Lupus
Living with FM and MPS (Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofacial Pain)
Welcome to the Clouds--Online Support Group
National Fribormyalgia Association, FM
Community(Support Groups, FM Online Chat Room, Patient
Fibromyalgia Network: Persons looking for a support group in their area should request information
for their area by sending a business-sized, self-addressed, first-class stamped envelope to:
Fibromyalgia Network, P.O. Box 31750, Tucson, AZ 85751. To avoid misuse, solicitation, or contact by
unscrupulous or unethical entities, the contact information on local support groups is not listed online.
While we are based in the Seattle
area, and serve all the public and counseling professionals in
Washington State, we would like this support group directory to list the best support groups in the United
States, North America and internationally. Since many support groups offer support through
online postings, email, blogs, chat room and other techniques, the location of the support group
is much less important than in the past. If you would like to suggest other support group
contact us. To the best of our knowledge, none of the listed
support groups charge a fee to users. This is a public service
page and there is no charge to non-profit or free support groups to
be listed on these pages.
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