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As a member of Seattle Counselors Association, you may post a listing for therapy groups that you are offering. To list a therapy group, please send an email to contact@seattlecounselors.org


Creative Mindfulness Exploration

Learn how to use mindful awareness through art, movement, breath, the five senses, and more! This group will offer a safe and supportive space to slow down and listen to the inner wisdom of mind, body, and spirit and tap into playfulness, curiosity, and emotional intelligence for healing, stress-relief, and resilience.

DATE   Wednesdays 8:00pm to 9:30pm
LOCATION  1914 N. 34th St. Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98103 Wallingford
DURATION  January 11 - March 8
CONTACT  Brandi Honnen MA, LMHCA | (415) 215-8862


Tending the Fire Within: A Therapy Group for Men

This is an on-going, facilitated group for men seeking support in living with greater openness, authenticity, and personal power. The group embraces and explores issues that we as men often find ourselves wrestling with, and by telling our stories and supporting each other’s experience we deepen our own unique expressions of masculinity and learn how to feel more alive by holding our issues with compassion and heart. Together we share and learn to work skillfully with our anger, shame, loneliness, fear, grief, and sense of power in order to create lives with more meaning, vitality, and connection.

DATE   Thursday nights from 7:45pm to 9:15pm
LOCATION  1914 N. 34th St. Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98103 Wallingford
DURATION  Ongoing.
CONTACT  Jordan K. Wolfe, LMHC, CGP | (415) 312-0318


Empowerment Circle: Healing Trauma and Creating a New Vision

This psychotherapy group is for adult females who are living with the effects of trauma and are ready to empower themselves. In this group we will lightly process trauma while learning techniques to alleviate negative emotions and develop personalized self-care practices. Group members will potentially walk away with: emotion regulation skills, consistent self-care practices for daily living, the ability to challenge patterns of problematic thinking, redefined key areas of life for thriving, a greater sense of self, a deeper exploration of their past and present identity, and revised beliefs regarding self-power. Multicultural perspectives and safe navigation of oppressive systems will be explored. This social justice perspective not only helps clients heal from their trauma but also allows them to decrease the likelihood of re-traumatization that is often a reality for many survivors.This group will work best for women who have previously processed some of their traumatic experiences and have some emotion regulation skills, although deep exploration is not necessary. These individuals wish to move from a state of functioning to thriving. Cost $45

DATE   Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm
LOCATION  2606 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
DURATION  Ongoing.
CONTACT  Kyeisha Hodge, LMHCA, MS.Ed. (250) 775-0502


Men in Longterm Recovery

This group is a psychotherapy group for men with a minimum of two years sobriety who are seeking deeper meaning and understanding of their lives free from the constraints of addiction. In subsequent years after the first year of sobriety the underlying issues that led to increased substance abuse emerge leaving many men feeling frustrated, confused and unsure of themselves. While Twelve Step groups are an important adjunct for people in recovery, they are not therapy groups. This group provides confidential, committed and facilitated support to explore one's life history that preceded substance abuse leading to greater personal insight and increased competency in relationships. We have two openings in this existing group in which current members have met together from one to ten years. Cost $85

DATE  Two Thursdays a month from 9:15-10:45am
LOCATION  2025 112th Ave NE, Suite 201, Bellevue, WA 98004
DURATION  Ongoing.
CONTACT  Laura Halford CDP LMHC (425) 462-8558


Caregiver Therapy Group

This group is for caregivers who provide support to others and is designed to help reduce symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue; two effects from long term helping to others. Mother Teresa in her days of helping the sick and the impoverished recommended that the nuns she worked with take a year off after five years of helping others in order to recover from the affects of helping. Those affects, if left unaddressed, become debilitating to the point of serious depression, chronic fatigue and total loss of joy in one's own life. This is an ongoing support group to help those in helping professions and for the layperson caring for ailing family or friends whether mental, physical or addiction illness they can all leave a person depleted and in need of support. Identifying signs and symptoms and creating a plan to change is a fundamental of this group. Cost $85

DATE  Four Wednesdays a month
LOCATION  2025 112th Ave NE, Suite 201, Bellevue, WA 98004
DURATION  Ongoing.
CONTACT  Laura Halford CDP LMHC (425) 462-8558


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP

We have high functioning co-ed groups consisting of 6-8 well screened men and women matched to life stage and educational level with the two of us as co-leaders. 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 psychologically minded people. We work hard to achieve an atmosphere of safety, caring, intimacy, acceptance, and interpersonal transparency and honesty. These groups are for people seriously interested in improving their personal lives AND their interpersonal relationships. The group's acceptance, over time, can heal the many attachment wounds so common among people with difficult relationship histories. e.g. adult children of divorce, alcoholism, or other unstable home environments. Creating a secure attachment with the group becomes a powerful stepping stone to creating a secure and lasting attachment with a significant other. For shy or socially anxious individuals, group provides a safe and powerful opportunity to find their voice and stand up and make their life matter! Group is well suited as the next step for those graduating from individual therapy. For more info please visit: grouptherapyseattle.com or contact us!

DATE  Bi-Monthly Evenings, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday 7-9:45pm
LOCATION  Saturn Building, 3417 Evanston Ave N, Suite 301, Seattle WA 98103
DURATION  ongoing.
CONTACT  John McDonald 206. 367.0756 | grouptherapyseattle@comcast.net


DBT SKILLS GROUP FOR ADOLESCENTS

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills were developed to help clients with emotional dysregulation. This group teaches teens how to get extreme emotions and impulsive behaviors under control and how to live a more balanced life. This group targets the unique needs and experiences of teens as they navigate middle and high school and struggle with anxiety, depression, and at times risky or dangerous behavior. This is a six month group with four modules that last six weeks each. The modules are: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance. Teens must actively be in therapy with myself or another therapist, attend one orientation session, and make a commitment to participate weekly. Cost is $50 per group.

DATE  Group begins Tuesday, Jan. 6th 6:30pm-7:50pm
LOCATION  Saturn Building, 3417 Evanston Ave N, Suite 301, Seattle WA 98103
DURATION  6 months, repeating.
CONTACT  Kerry Billingham, MS, LMHC 206. 310.5822 | kerrybillingham@gmail.com


THE MINDFUL HEART: A COMPASSION-FOCUSED GROUP

Feeling overwhelmed? Struggling with negative thoughts and self-judgment? Want to learn how to experience more love and joy? In our life and work there are many situations that leave us feeling alone, disconnected, ashamed, or afraid; we wrestle with how to approach these difficult feelings, and we long to feel more safe and connected. This group, led by psychospiritual therapists Meghan Whitlock, LMHC, and Ilsa Spreiter, LMHCA, will help you create a new way of responding to your life and loved ones and help you feel more: grounded and centered; in touch with your own wants and needs; peaceful in everyday life and relationships; love for the parts of yourself you often reject. Utilizing different meditation and mindfulness practices, psychological and spiritual principles, we will provide members with the skills to cultivate a heartfelt awareness for themselves and for those closest to them. $200 for six-week course, $150 for current clients and pre-registration (by 3/12), partial and full scholarships available.

DATE   Fall 2014
LOCATION  1812 E Madison St, Ste 208, Seattle, WA 98122
DURATION  6 weeks, possibly continuing
CONTACT  Meghan Whitlock | whitlock.counseling@gmail.com


FAMILY AND ADDICTIONS SERIES - FREE

This is an free educational meeting for any person who wants more information on addictions and the impact on family and others. Kristen Prentice CDP,LICSWA and Diane Hutcheson, MN,MA, ARNP will talk about various topics of interest. It is held monthly. Avalon will be forming support groups for family members. Please register before attending; spaces go quickly. Call to register: 206-935-6228.

DATE   1:00 - 2:00 pm
LOCATION   Avalon Center, 6959 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98136
DURATION  Monthly, 1st Saturday of the month
CONTACT   Avalon Center | (206) 935-6228


TEN WEEK WOMEN'S GROUP

Group members will explore issues related to relationships, body image and self-esteem. Individual and group themes will be the focus of discussion and action oriented therapy. Cost is $45 per session.

DATE   Mondays 7:30 - 9:00pm, dates TBA
LOCATION   1836 Westlake Ave N, Suite 203, Seattle, WA 98109
DURATION   10 weeks
CONTACT   Kim Friedman MA, LMHC, TEP | kimfriedman1@comcast.net