Call 503-290-6107, e-mail Wendy or schedule a free 20-minute consultation online.

Portland Support Groups

“We’re all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass

Welcome to Portland Support Groups, a free resource for support groups in the Portland area.

Note: Groups can take time to get started. The following groups may be up and running, or they may be planned for the near future. Please contact each group’s leader directly for more information. If you find out a group is no longer available, e-mail Wendy Curtis and let her know so she can update this page, please and thank you.

All Portland-area mental health professionals are invited to list their groups on this page. If you do not see a category of group that you would like to submit, please submit and we will add the category (Anger Management and ADHD/ADD are just some of the groups we’d love to add!)

FYI, a group listing is not necessarily an endorsement.

Click here to list a group

Index

Addiction & Recovery
Adoption
Anxiety
Art Therapy / Creativity
Bereavement – See “Grief & Loss”
Children & Adolescents
Depression
Divorce – See “Relationships”
Domestic Violence – See “Trauma Recovery”
Food & Body Image
Grief & Loss
Interpersonal Process
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer/Questioning) Issues
Meditation / Mindfulness
Men’s Support
Miscellaneous
Parenting
Relationships
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Health
Trauma Recovery
Vocation/Work
Women’s Support
Yoga for Mental Health

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Try hitting the Control key and the F key at the same time. On a PC, this should open a search box at the bottom of the window. Type in specific words you’re searching for and the “Find” function will locate them on this page if they’re here.

Addiction & Recovery

Seeking Safety: A Group for Addiction & Trauma Recovery

Safety Safety is an evidenced-based, present-focused group that helps individual attain safety. This group will not place focus on exploration of past trauma or traumatic experiences, but rather the group will focus on building effective coping strategies, including the ability to: manage trauma symptoms (i.e., negative feelings, flashbacks and nightmares); prevent destructive behaviors (i.e., cutting and suicidal impulses); build a strong, positive support system; and find ways to feel empowered & good about yourself and enjoy life without the use of substances. This group can serve as a valuable adjunct to ongoing individual therapy.

This group is ongoing, and meets each Sunday afternoon from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at 443 NE Knott Street, Portland, Oregon 97212. The cost is $30 per session, and some insurance plans are accepted.

For more information, or to register for the groups, contact Antonia Vee, LPC at 503-260-7169, or email to antoniavee@gmail.com. You may visit my website at antoniaveelpc.com
Listing date: June 2017

SMART Recovery Family & Friends

SMART Recovery Family & Friends Group is an evidence-based community support group for those who are effected by the addictive behavior or a loved one.

Please come join us to gain support, understanding, and tools to help you navigate your particular situation. Anyone with a loved one who is engaged in any type of addictive behavior, including alcohol, drugs, food, and gambling, is welcome to attend. Groups are Mondays, 4:30 to 6:00 pm in SE Portland.

Please contact Cordelia Kraus with any questions you might have or go to www.cordeliakraus.com.
Listing date: April 2017

SMART Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, et al

See smartrecovery.org/local/or  soberportland.com for information and meeting times/locations.

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Adoption

Adoption Parenting Group

Join this peer support and discussion group with fellow adoptive parents. We’ll talk identity, attachment, birth families, telling tough truths, grief + loss, healing the past, navigating the future. Adoptive family life, like any other, includes both predictable challenges and surprises! This group is great to connect with families like yours and ask questions about which you’ve been craving some perspective and honesty. 3rd Fridays, SE Portland, 10:30 am to noon, $10. Please e-mail MereAnn Reid, MA, or call (971) 533-0228 for more information. http://www.northwestadoptionsupport.com
Listing date: April 2017

Waiting Families Group

Considering adoption? Waiting for a match? You are not alone. This group is for families waiting for adoption, or just thinking about it. You are invited to this open group. We welcome single adults and all couples, awaiting any type of adoption. This peer group is an opportunity to share wishes and worries, connect with other adoptive families, gather resources, and get feedback on questions about attachment, blended families, and the transition to parenthood. 2nd Tuesdays, NE Portland, 6:30-8 pm, $10. Please e-mail MereAnn Reid, MA, or call (971) 533-0228 for more information. http://www.northwestadoptionsupport.com
Listing date: April 2017

Rooted: Adopted Teens Group

Art projects, films, sharing stories, and connecting with other adopted teens. Group is designed for teen girls, ages 14-17, adopted at any age. Brief orientation & interview before group starts to determine readiness for group. 7 weekly meetings, $30 per session, commitment is for the series. Guest speakers include adult adoptees, engaging projects, and topics designed around participants’ interests. Facilitated by MereAnn Reid, MA, youth & family therapist, adoption specialist, and visual artist. Meets week nights or Saturdays, TBD. Please e-mail MereAnn or call (971) 533-0228 for more information. http://www.northwestadoptionsupport.com
Listing date: April 2017

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Anxiety

Befriending Belonging

This weekly interpersonal process group is a place to build awareness of yourself in relationship, and to practice new ways of engaging. Each meeting opens with a mindfulness experience and is followed by unstructured interaction, with two leaders present to help guide members toward greater awareness and deeper connection. Occasional experiential exercises are used to offer additional support in important moments.

This group is ongoing and running now, led by Jeannie Songer and Ryan Hofrichter. We meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 at 1235 SE Division, Portland OR, 97202. The cost is $50/week, and we ask for a 3-month minimum commitment to build cohesion among members.

For more information, contact Ryan at (971) 266-0710 or ryan@ryanhofrichter.com
Listing date: November 2016

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Art Therapy / Creativity

Creative and Fully Alive

Learning healthy boundaries creates an experience of feeling safe and opening up to greater intimacy. By healing childhood wounds, learning how to handle communication and relationship difficulties, and putting an end to your own inner critic and negative self talk, your life can feel full, rich and spontaneous. In this therapy group, you will work with a variety of creative forms and community-based healing practices to deepen your connection to self, family, and friends.

Thursdays: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
NW Portland
$30.00 – $40.00 (sliding scale)

Contact Kimberly Christensen, MFT Intern, for more information via e-mail at kimberly.a.christensen@gmail.com or phone at (503) 929-2916.  See more about Kimberly here.
Listing date: June 2017

Children & Adolescents

G.E.T. it! Girls Empowering Themselves Teen Group

This is a safe space for teen girls to talk about issues, feel heard, and gain support from other girls going through similar experiences. Through this group, girls will be empowered to: make healthy decisions against stressors and perfectionism, become more independent and responsible to prepare for adulthood, create confidence in their accomplishments and body image, filter negative and positive influences, choose healthy relationships, and learn how to deal with bullies through conflict resolution. Call Gianna Russo-Mitma, MA at (702) 706-1811 or e-mail to register!
Listing date: April 2017

Yoga + Mindfulness + Art Group for Teens

Connect with yourself and your peers through breath, movement, awareness, and art in an inclusive and compassionate space. This series is designed especially for teens that have a hard time being with their thoughts and emotions, may be experiencing anxiety and/or depression, have difficulty connecting with peers, and want to learn more about how to trust themselves and others. Ages 13-17, all bodies welcome, no yoga/mindfulness experience necessary. Contact Rebecca Macy, LPC RYT by e-mail or phone to sign-up for this group, which includes:

  • 6-8 people maximum
  • 6 weeks of basic healing
  • Hatha poses, breathing techniques, simple awareness practices, art explorations, and group sharing
  • Weekly guided relaxation recordings emailed/texted to you

Tuesdays 4-5pm Full Lotus PDX Yoga – 827 NE Alberta St, Portland
2 payment options- $45/group or $270/6 weeks
*6-week commitment required, insurance options available, 2-week full refund policy. See theartofbalancepdx.com for more information.
Listing date: April 2017

Full of Ourselves

Full of ourselves is an upbeat educational program that aims to sustain girls in their mental, emotional, physical and solicit health and to increase their awareness of their body image and their relationship with food. Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 pm, 10 weeks, $20.00 per session. Contact Tara Sanderson, PsyD, for more info at Tara@drtarasanderson.com or (971) 264-0879http://www.drtarasanderson.com
Listing date: May 2017

Game On

Frustrated – Stressed – Worried – Questioning everything? We can Help!
This activity oriented group helps teens who are dealing with the stress of being a teen. Focusing on helping you find answers to your questions and get support with peers and professionals.
Join us to discover the next level of your life!

Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 pm. Cost: $20.00 per session (scholarships available). Meets in Tigard. Contact Tara Sanderson, PsyD, for more info at Tara@drtarasanderson.com or (971) 264-0879http://www.drtarasanderson.com
Listing date: May 2017

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Depression

No groups listed at this time.

See NAMI.org or Meetup.com for more resources.

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Food & Body Image

Body Love: A FREE Eating Disorder and Body Image Support Group for Adults

We are a free peer support group for adults (18+) who are seeking support with body image and/or eating disorder recovery. This environment is safe, supportive, and non-judgmental. This group is open to anyone seeking to better their relationship with their body.

Who: Adults in recovery from eating disorders or who want to develop a loving relationship with their bodies.

When: Third Thursday of every month, 7:30pm

Where: Taborspace Library, 5441 SE Belmont

Questions, Comments, Concerns? Email: bodylove.pdx@gmail.com

Facebook.com/bodylovepdx
Listing date: Nov 2016

Food is Not the Enemy: Healing the Obsession Group

An ongoing support group for women who want to end the obsession with food and start to live life fully. Join a group that will help you end your obsession with food and start to feel happier and healthier in your body and in your life. This group is a safe, supportive environment in which you will join with others who feel as you do. The group will offer education and support to help you start feeling good about yourself, your whole self.
When: Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. Cost: $150/month

Contact Anne Cuthbert, LPC for more information or to register: anne@foodisnottheenemy.com or (503) 766-3399foodisnottheenemy.com
Listing date: Nov 2016

Stop the Obsession: An Introduction to Intuitive Eating

Living Groove therapist Cayla Panitz, LPC and Jamie Lee, RD of HealthFull Nutrition are once again hosting Intuitive Eating Groups beginning in the fall of 2015. The groups are for those who’ve chosen or are exploring the “non-diet” approach to living.

Imagine the possibilities of a life without obsessive food thoughts. Where hunger and eating are a welcomed, mindful experience without guilt, shame or doubt threatening the enjoyment of it: A space without food rules. In this group you will begin the process of learning how Intuitive Eating can positively impact your life. The groups are a place to discuss your experiences with relatable people and participate in experiential activities to enhance eating in a mindful, intuitive way. Join for a stronger, healthier relationship with food and your body.

Evening Group: Wednesdays from September 16, 2015-November 4, 2015 from 6-7:30pm at 3939 NE Hancock St. Suite #310 Portland, OR 97212

Morning Group: Thursdays from September 17, 2015- November 5, 2015 from 8:30-10am at 511 SE 11th Ave Suite. #202 Portland, OR 97214

Groups run for 8 weeks and the cost is $40 per group, so $320 for the total 8 weeks. We ask for a $100 deposit to hold your spot. Please contact Cayla Panitz with any concerns or questions about payment or cost.
Listing date: May 2017

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Grief & Loss

Encouragement After the Loss of Your Parent

The loss of a parent at any age is profound.  Our parents are often our anchors in life, our guiding lights that lead us and support us. Without their presence, life can feel overwhelming. Maybe your first major loss in life has been of your parent and you are coming to this experience feeling naked and unprepared for how to move forward. Grief is hard. It can be unrelenting and isolating. So many friends and even other family members may seem unable to understand what you are feeling or how to help.

Join us for Encouragement After the Loss of Your Parent. In this group we will explore the processes of grief while we create community and build on your resources for coping with loss. This group will meet every other week for 90 minutes each session. We will meet for a total of 10 sessions. Each group session is $40. Groups will have a maximum of 8 people.

Please contact Melinda Laus to register at 503-806-6441 or melinda@courageousmourning.com.
Listing date: June 2017

Courageous Daughters: Mothering Without Your Mother

The loss of a mother is always painful. At any age this is a profound loss. Mothers are often our pillars of strength, our beacons of reassurance, during difficult times.

But the too-early loss of a mother is never more deeply felt than when daughters experience new life milestones such as graduating, getting married or having their own children. As a motherless daughter, how does one grieve the loss of all that a mother could have brought to these chapters of life?

Losing one’s mother when young can be isolating. Others may not be able to relate to the pain and difficulty of this experience. Women who are struggling with a similar loss can provide us with the community and support we seek.

You are invited to join Courageous Daughters, a new support group for women who have experienced the loss of their own mother. We will share from our experiences, learn about grieving mother loss, and practice healing activities, including meditation, visualization, journaling, and making ceremony.

We will meet in the Courageous Mourning office, for 12 weekly sessions starting soon. Each 90 minute group session will cost $40. Please contact Melinda Laus at Courageous Mourning to register in advance at 503-806-6441 or at melinda@courageousmourning.com.
Listing date: June 2017

Writing to Heal Your Grief

We will explore the processes of grief and the healing power of writing. Offerings of writing prompts, poetry, blessings and story telling will help create a warm and peaceful space for your writing to flow. This is a small group experience with a limit of 7 people per group. Led by Melinda Laus at Courageous Mourning.

Groups meet on the 2nd Sunday each month from 1:00-4:00.  $40 per group session

Please call 503-806-6441 or email melinda@courageousmourning.com to register in advance.
Listing date: June 2017

Encouragement for Younger Widows and Widowers*

Losing your spouse impacts every aspect of your life. The pain of this loss is profound and can be overwhelming. Feelings of isolation, loneliness, intense sadness and anger are often part of the journey. Encouragement for Younger Widows and Widowers* is a safe and sacred space where we will talk about the grief process, healthy ways of coping and build support by being together on the journey. We will meet every other week for 90 minutes for 12 sessions. Each session is $40. Please contact Melinda Laus to register at 503-806-6441 or melinda@courageousmourning.com.

*ages 20 – 60
Listing date: June 2017

Family Caregiver Support Group

The Family Caregiver Support Group is open to anyone who provides care for a family member. The group provides an opportunity for family caregivers to relax, discover new ways to care for themselves, and share with other caregivers in a non-judgmental environment.
Join us for free group meetings on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30 am – 12 noon at United Homecare Services: 5050 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 206, Beaverton, OR 97005. Facilitated by Camille Keith, LPC-Intern. E-mail Camille at camillekeithcounseling@gmail.com or call (971) 295-1547. Visit camillekeith.com for more info.
Listing date: April 2017

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Interpersonal Process

Modern Emotional Support Group

Looking for a group to accelerate your progress?
Wednesdays, run weekly from 6:15-7:30 pm

Modern Groups provide support and insight in a forum that cannot be matched. People report, “I was skeptical about group at first but now I am so relieved not to feel alone. In group I feel understood like no other place in my life. The conversations we have in here are real, and I can take risks and try out different parts of myself. I have discovered that I look forward to group more than any other event in my week.”
$25 cash fee per session / Insurance may apply

10 week commitment to group with scheduling conflicts provided in advance
Contact Tracy Bryce Farmer, LCSW, PC 503-451-3267 tbrycefarmer@gmail.com 1020 SW Taylor, Suite # 435 Portland, OR 97205
Listing date: April 2017

Be You: With Others Therapy Group

Are you ready for the power of Group?

A Therapy Group is all about who you are at your core. Therapy Groups offer an exploratory space where members can address a broad range of personal issues, as well the struggles that confound us in our relationships with others. We can enlist the help of our committed team.

As group participants, we provide and receive feedback from our fellow members and the leader. As bonds strengthen and we increase self-awareness, the container supports sharing our perceptions about how others’ ways of relating affect the group. A Be You: With Others Therapy Group can become a holding environment set just enough outside the world of our everyday that we’re willing to experiment with being and connecting differently.

Day and time will be determined according to group member needs. $600 for 12 weeks (with preference going to participants who are interested in an ongoing group process.) For a Screening or to learn more head to: http://pearlwaldorf.com/be-you-with-others-group-process 

If you struggle with ambivilence, fear or distrust in your connections to others, if shame impacts your capacity for success in your work or your relationships, group therapy is a potent space for creating the life changes you are longing for.

Not sure if this is for you? Contact Pearl Waldorf at beyou@pearlwaldorf.com or 971-258-2968 or visit http://pearlwaldorf.com/be-you-with-others-intro-sessions

All parts of you are welcome and worth exploring in group.
Listing date: April 2017

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LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer/Questioning) Issues

MTF Transgender Ongoing Process Group

Weekly group running each Tuesday from 6:00-8:00pm. Group Cost: $50.00 per group; 8-10 members per group. Payment accepted at each group meeting, minimum three month commitment requested (for the purpose of establishing relationships and group continuity). No-cost initial consultation to determine client’s fit with group members and process (required prior to attendance in group).

This therapy group provides a private, warm, and accepting place where male to female trans-people can openly discuss transgender issues. Participants include anyone who identifies as transgendered—regardless of whether they are taking hormone therapy and/or are interested in surgery. Some issues covered: sexual orientation vs. gender identity, feelings of isolation, processing feelings associated with feeling alienated from family/friends/society.

Please contact Ronda Gallawa, MA, for more information or to register. SE Portland location.
Listing date: April 2017

Community Groups

Find other group listings at the Q Center and TransActive Gender Center.
Listing date: April 2017

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Meditation/Mindfulness

Yoga for Healing

Tap into your ability to heal through breath, movement, and awareness in an inclusive, compassionate space that allows you to explore your experience in your body at your own pace and on your own terms. This series is designed especially with those healing from trauma, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain in mind. Also pre and post-natal friendly and great for all level of yoga practitioners, beginner to advanced. Make a commitment to yourself! Contact me to sign-up for the next series, which includes:
Saving your space in a small group class, 6 people maximum 6 weeks of guidance on basic healing Hatha poses, breathing techniques, and mindfulness/awareness practices
Weekly guided relaxation recordings emailed to you
Option to schedule a private session at a special rate- $75 (normally $95) Thursdays 12-1pm Full Lotus Yoga – 827 NE Alberta St, Portland $115/6-week series *payment plan option available. Contact Rebecca Macy, LPC RYT by e-mail or phone to sign-up for this group or for more info.
Listing date: April 2017

Mindfulness Essentials: Skills Training Class

The many applications of mindfulness are based on a few general principles whose simplicity and power have sparked interest for centuries. Our intention is to explore mindfulness skills as an essentially experiential process. Class participants will learn how to cultivate and improve their mindfulness skills, both formally and informally. Exploring how this practice can improve mental health and well-being.
With: Sarah J. Heaverlo, LPC, CADCI
Where: Western Psychological Counseling Services
890 SE 82nd Drive – Gladstone – Building B
Call: 503-659-5515 – extension 1213
Most insurance is accepted for WPCS clients. Cash rate available by request. Must have 45 minute in-person screening with Sarah prior to enrollment. 8 week commitment to class. Download a class flyer at: mindfulnessessentialspdx.com
Listing date: April 2017

Mindfulness Essentials: Deepen

This class is for those who have completed Mindfulness Essentials Skills Training Class and want to deepen their meditation practice. We will explore the neuroscience of meditation and work to cultivate a regular meditation practice. This class will teach how mindfulness practice impacts the brain and give longer periods of in-class mindfulness exercises. Enrollment: Must have completed Mindfulness Essentials Skills Training Class and phone screening with Sarah. Commitment to all 4 classes expected.
With: Sarah J. Heaverlo, LPC, CADCI
Where: Western Psychological Counseling Services
890 SE 82nd Drive – Gladstone – Building B
Call: 503-659-5515 – extension 1213
Most insurance is accepted for WPCS clients. Cash rate available by request. Download a class flyer at: mindfulnessessentialspdx.com
Listing date: April 2017

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Men’s Support

Weekly Men’s Process Group

Specifically, this group is for men who want…

  • to learn how to be more emotionally present in their intimate relationships
  • to understand how their anger can be expressed in healthy and constructive ways
  • to improve their relationship with money
  • to look at what’s holding them back from finding a satisfying intimate relationship
  • support to be the best dad they can be to their kids
  • to be held accountable for the goals they set for themselves
  • to engage with their sexuality in more fulfilling and satisfying ways
  • to stay curious and engaged when faced with opposing viewpoints

2 Different Groups Offered:

When: every Monday evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: 0333 SW Flower St (John’s Landing)
Cost: $200 per month
Commitment: 3 months
Facilitators: David Hannah, LPC & David Marks, LMFT
Contact: 503-349-2281 ex 0 or info@familytiescounselingcenter.com

When: every Thursday evening from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Where: 0333 SW Flower St (John’s Landing)
Cost: $200 per month
Commitment: 6 months
Facilitators: Jeffrey Post-Holmberg, LMFT & Jeremy Manalis, LPC, LMT
Contact: 503-349-2281 ex 0 or info@familytiescounselingcenter.com
Listing date: April 2017

Men’s Support & Process Group

Weekly groups designed for men seeking greater self-understanding and more satisfying personal relationships.

The format includes education and discussion about men’s issues within the context of mutual support and interpersonal process (ie, members are encouraged to pay attention to their thoughts, feelings, and reactions as they occur moment to moment as the group takes place and to report on what they notice).

The group is specially designed to provide a safe, caring community of men who validate open and honest dialogue about:
*removing blocks to emotional intimacy and closeness;
*escaping society’s expectations of masculinity;
*reclaiming healthy anger from aggression, hostility and rage;
*resisting shame and validating men’s desire for comfort, support and connection;
*increasing joy and pleasure without resorting to dangerous and addictive behaviors;
*resolving early life complexes and traumas of rejecting, neglectful, abusive and domineering authority figures

Two groups are offered, Mondays from 6-7:30 pm, and Wednesdays from 5-6:30 pm. Cost is $50 per 90 minute session with many insurances accepted.

Contact Guy Burstein at 503-701-1050 and/or review my website at www.guyburstein.com.
Listing date: Nov 2016

Portland New Fathers’ Group

Are you realizing that parenthood isn’t quite what you expected? Need some tools to help get you through the rough spots? Wonder what’s up with this baby, and your partner? This is the group for you. Come meet other new and soon-to-be dads in a casual environment where you can grab coffee and ask questions — the real questions — and get answers. I’m Sam Stevens, a Dad and a counselor and I want to help make this whole parenting thing a little less mysterious and a little more fun for you. I offer this workshop once per month at Cafe au Play on SE 55th and Division. The workshop is 1 1/2 hours and is free. Please go to our meetup.com page to sign up and receive reminders about upcoming groups and connect with other dads. You can also follow us on Facebook.
Listing date: April 2017

From Trance to Intention: A Men’s Process Group

Addressing addictive and distressing thoughts and behaviors.

This is a weekly process group to foster a safe space to help men live in more congruence with their goals and aspirations for work, love and family.

Do you identify with any of the following?
• Questioningyourrelationshiptosubstances
• Workingextrahoursandmissinglovedones
• Losinghourstosocialnetworking,TV,orgames
• Havingdifficultyshowingupfullyinrelationships
• EscapingtoInternetpornography
• Bouncingfromonerelationshiptoanother
• Eatingtoself-soothe,oratstrangetimes
• Feelingstuckinoldpatterns

Together we will explore the impulses, feelings, and needs that drive us towards autopilot, sleepwalking through life or other trance-like states that we unconsciously use as coping mechanisms. We will use mindfulness and experiential approaches to gain insight and cultivate resources to help us live and act in congruence with our intentional selves. Come learn to be fearless with us!

When: Wednesday nights from 7pm to 9pm
Location: 2304 E Burnside, Suite 200 Portland, OR 97214

Cofacilitated by Ryan Zakovics, MA, CADC, LPC Registered Intern & Chris Boothby, MS, LPC Registered Intern. Contact Ryan at Rzakovics@gmail.com or (971) 533-7997PortlandHolisticTherapy.com
Listing date: April 2017

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Miscellaneous

Post-Election Support Group

Depressed about the election?

You are not alone. 

Support groups are starting immediately in SW Portland. Our office is just 2 blocks off the I-5 Freeway in SW Portland…just 9 minutes from downtown. The groups will be led by Elizabeth Fisher, PHD, LMFT. Dr. Fisher has over 10 years of experience leading groups for grief, depression, and trauma.

This will be a SAFE environment for all races, genders, and lifestyles.

Free and ample parking is available in the parking lot. Just park in any of the lower level lots on the side of the building near the pond/water feature and main entrance. The building is completely ADA accessible.

Cost is $35.00. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

Call and let us know you are coming! (971) 245-6403 or fill out this form on our website.
Listing date: November 2016

Group Therapy

Small (6-7 person) therapy (process) group gives participants a chance to practice being authentic and finding real connection in relationship. Participants are supported in noticing and working through patterns which get in the way of authenticity and connection. Ongoing group, open to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Many of the group members have experienced some form of childhood relational trauma. The group costs $40 per session, is 2 hrs long and meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm, biweekly. If you have questions please get in touch with Lee Scher at lee.scher@yahoo.com or (503) 998-2297, or visit contemplativetherapist.com
Listing date: April 2017

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Parenting

Co-Parenting After Separation & Divorce

Are you separated or divorced with children and desire more co-parenting cooperation and communication? Do you find your children feeling stressed about the effects of separation or divorce? Co-parenting can be a challenge for both parents and their children. Establishing a healthy environment in all homes is important, remembering that the key is: Children come first. This interactive group will help co-parents understand the effective skills for raising children cooperatively, empowering them to work together. This group setting includes discussion, activities, and group support. One or both co-parents welcome. Activities include: Business-type communication, appropriate assertiveness, understanding your child better, & more! Call Gianna Russo-Mitma, MA at (702) 706-1811 or e-mail to register.
Listing date: April 2017

Bringing Baby Home: 12-hour Gottman Workshop

Designed for pregnant couples or parents of young children. Improve quality life for babies by strengthening your parental relationship during this challenging transition. This class is a fun, interactive workshop that will give you tools to better parent, as well as maintain and improve your relationship with your partner. Increase friendship in your relationship. Learn to deal effectively with conflict; Improve the quality of parent-infant interaction; Recognize the needs of your child; Co-parent effectively. Four Mondays, 6-9pm. Cost: $250 (materials included). For more information contact Miranda Clark at miranda.livinggroove@gmail.com / 503.395.7592 / livinggroovecounseling.com
Listing date: June 2017

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Relationships

Holding Onto Me While Being a We

This counseling group is for women that struggle with dependency in their relationships. This group explores how to maintain a sense of self while connecting with others. It also explores areas that they may be taking care of others and neglect themselves. The goal is to help them find balance, confidence and a respectful voice to ask for what they need and say no when appropriate.Currently the group has professional women that are exploring relationships with intimate partners, family, friends and coworkers. The material for the group changes based on the group desires and needs.The group is in SW Portland (close-in) Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm. Cost: $25/session meets weekly. If you are interested, please email Francesca Dodson at  counselingwithfrancesca@gmail.comor call (503) 502-0623 for more information.
Listing date: April 2017

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Sexual Abuse

Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) Teen Support Group

The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) provides a Teen Support Group for older teens who have experienced sexual assault during their teen years (not childhood abuse). This group is an ongoing, open ended, psycho-educational support group for older teen girls ages 15–19 who have experienced sexual assault as a teen from someone outside their family or home. For more information please call Kathy Archibald, LCSW  at 503-703-7353 or email kathya@sarcoregon.org
Listing date: May 2017

Women’s Sexual Abuse Survivor Support Group

Have you survived sexual abuse at some point in your life and find yourself in need of support? If so, this group is the right fit for you. Group members are invited to share their stories and what they are experiencing in each phase of healing. Through this group, women give and receive support and learn empowerment and sense of self. While talking about your emotions and experiences with others can be daunting, it is a very healing experience. To honor where you are in the healing process, you will never be required to share. If you are interested in attending, contact me any time to schedule a consultation.  –Lindsay Howson, LPC Intern, lindsayhowsoncounseling.com, (503) 278-5685.
Listing date: May 2017

Men’s Sexual Abuse Survivor Support Group

Have you survived sexual abuse and find yourself in need of support? If so, this group is the right fit for you. Group members are invited to share their stories and what they are experiencing in each phase of healing. Through this group, men give and receive support. While talking about your emotions and experiences with others can be daunting, it is a very healing experience. To honor where you are in the healing process, you will never be required to share. This group recognizes the importance of men having a safe place to share their emotions without judgment. If you are interested in attending, please contact me any time to schedule a consultation.  –Lindsay Howson, LPC Intern, lindsayhowsoncounseling.com, (503) 278-5685.
Listing date: May 2017

Partners of Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

This group is for partners of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We will learn how to support your partner and yourself in healing from the effects of sexual abuse, learn more information about sexual abuse dynamics, and learn how to thrive in your relationship with your partner with increased communication and intimacy. This group includes art therapy, verbal discussion, and specific tools and resources. Location: 2505 SE 11th Ave., Portland, OR, 97202. Please contact Molly McDavitt, ATR, LPC at 503-442-9279 or mollymcdavittcounseling@gmail.com for the most up to date information on when the group is meeting. Multiple insurances accepted or sliding scale $35-$45.
Listing date: May 2017

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

This group unites adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Our group focuses on creating a safe and supportive community, learning skills for managing anxiety, understanding the effects of sexual abuse trauma, building empowerment, and improving the health of our minds, bodies and relationships. The group includes trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and art therapy. Location: 2505 SE 11th Ave., Portland, OR, 97202. Please contact Molly McDavitt, ATR, LPC at 503-442-9279 or mollymcdavittcounseling@gmail.com for the most up to date information on when the group is meeting. Multiple insurances accepted or sliding scale $35-$45.
Listing date: May 2017

Parents and Caregivers of Sexually Abused Children

This group is for parents and caregivers who are parenting a child who has been sexually abused and who have not abused their children. Using art and talk therapy we will build a support network, learn how to support a child and yourself after sexual abuse occurs, learn more information about sexual abuse dynamics, and enrich parenting skills specific to sexual abuse protection and prevention.Location: 2505 SE 11th Ave., Portland, OR, 97202. Please contact Molly McDavitt, ATR, LPC at 503-442-9279 or mollymcdavittcounseling@gmail.com for the most up to date information on when the group is meeting. Multiple insurances accepted or sliding scale $35-$45.
Listing date: May 2017

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Sexual Health

Claiming Sexuality: A Support Group for Women

Do you feel different or odd?
Do you struggle with your sexual identity in a male dominated society?
Almost everything we learn about sex is from the perspective of a male experience.

Join a group of women sharing their experiences and supporting each other!
Topics of Discussion:
Myths and Misconceptions
Sexual Empowerment
Definitions of differing sexualities
Diverse sexual experiences

Meets weekly on Monday evenings! To register, call or e-mailLindsay Walker or visit www.bridgetownsextherapy.com for more info.
Listing date: May 2017

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Trauma Recovery

Women’s Domestic Abuse Support Group

Have you survived an abusive intimate relationship and find yourself in need of support? If so, this group is the right fit for you. Group members are invited to share their stories and what they are experiencing in each phase of healing. Through this group, women give and receive support and learn empowerment and sense of self. While talking about your emotions and experiences with others can be daunting, it is a very healing experience. To honor where you are in the healing process, you will never be required to share.  If you are interested in attending, please contact me any time to schedule a consultation.  –Lindsay Howson, LPC Intern, lindsayhowsoncounseling.com, (503) 278-5685.
Listing date: April 2017

Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) Friends & Family Group

The Sexual Assault Resource Center is offering a FREE 10-week psychoeducational group for partners, friends and family members of women and teens who have experienced sexual assault at age 15 or older. In this group participants will learn: Information about sexual trauma, including: after effects of sexual trauma on the brain and body, how trauma memory is processed, how trauma survivors cope with sexual trauma, losses that result from experiencing sexual trauma; How to provide helpful support to a person who has experienced sexual trauma, including: learning to use language that helps not hurts, how to validate effectively, how to help create a safe environment to promote healing; How to cope with your own feelings, including: learning how to cope with natural feelings that arise while being a support to a person healing from sexual trauma, self-care strategies

When: Group will start October 22, 2015
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays
Where: The Sexual Assault Resource Center office

For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Betsy Trumbull, LCSW at 971-708-5771 or e-mail betsyt@sarcoregon.org
Listing date: June 2017

Free Domestic Violence Support Group for Women

A weekly, drop-in group for women who identify as survivors of domestic violence. Wednesdays 11:30-1:00 at A Safe Place Family Justice Center for Clackamas County, 256 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City. Hosted by Clackamas Women’s Services. Call 503.655.8600 for more information or just show up for the group!
Listing date: August 2014

Clackamas Women’s Services Domestic Violence Support Groups

CWS offers free, ongoing support groups for survivors of domestic violence in Clackamas County. For more information or to find a group near you please call our 24 hour crisis and support line at (503) 654-2288 or 888-654-2288.
Listing date: August 2014

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Vocation/Work

Beating Procrastination

Do you wish you had more hours in your day? Would you like to work more efficiently and manage your time better? This coaching group will give you tools to move towards optimal performance. It combines hands-on exercises with personalized coaching, focusing on your personal work style, situation, needs and goals. Find more info and sign up here. Contact Ursina Teuscher, PhD for more information at ursina@teuscher-coaching.com or call (858) 200-6887.
Listing date: May 2017

Increasing Personal Productivity

Would you like to work more efficiently and recharge without guilt? In this coaching group, you will learn about exciting advances in neuroscience and psychology and gain insights into how our brains work. Based on these findings and on an assessment of your own work style and situation, you will receive the personal guidance to optimize your own best practices.

The program includes group sessions, individual coaching sessions, online/phone support, and a workbook. Find more info and save your spot here. Contact Ursina Teuscher, PhD for more information at ursina@teuscher-coaching.com or call (858) 200-6887.
Listing date: May 2017

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Women’s Support

G.E.T. it! Girls Empowering Themselves 2.0: College Transitions

This is a safe space for college-age ladies (18-23) to talk about the unique issues they are facing, feel heard, and gain support from other young women going through similar experiences. Through this group, you will be empowered to: make healthy decisions against stressors and perfectionism, learn how to become successful adults, process being first generation college students, create confidence in your accomplishments, choose healthy relationships, increase self-esteem, and learn how to become who YOU want to become! Call Gianna Russo-Mitma, MA at (702) 706-1811 or e-mail to register! Located near the Oregon Zoo!

Listing date: May 2017

“Childfree by Choice” Women’s Support Group

We live in a society that pretty much expects you are going to pro-create. It’s getting better, but we’re not there yet on assumptions being made and The Questions getting asked: “Do you have kids?” (followed closely by) “When are you going to have kids?” and/or “Why not?”

Facilitated by Wendy Curtis, LPC, this group is for women of all ages who are childfree by choice. What, exactly, do women who are childfree need support around?

– Isolation/Trouble Finding Your Tribe
– The Reasons You Don’t Want Kids
– Purpose/Generativity
– Discrimination & Judgment from Others
– Dating/Couplehood/Marriage
– Relationships with Family

Where: Elephant’s Delicatessen, 5221 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97239
When: 10 am FIRST Sunday of the month (have brunch!)
Cost: FREE + whatever you purchase to drink/eat

Please contact Wendy Curtis via e-mail to RSVP or call/text 503-290-6107. See the group flyer here.
Listing date: May 2017

Yoga for Mental Health

Gentle Yoga for Mental Health

Are you stressed or feeling anxious?
Are you going through a challenging time or transition in your life?
Are you curious how yoga might help, but aren’t sure where to start?
This is class is for you!

Designed with the beginner in mind, this class teaches gentle yoga poses, breathing techniques and mindfulness skills that provide relaxation and healing for your body and mind. This class is perfect for those who are brand new to yoga, have a limited range of motion, or desire a class that is gentle on the body and relaxing to the mind.

WEDNESDAYS AT 5:30PM through June 14, 2017
Harmony Yoga
2108 NE 41st Ave Portland, Oregon 97212
harmonyyogapdx.com
Sliding scale $5-10 per class. Pay what you can.
No need to register, just show up.
The studio has everything you need for class, but you’re welcome to bring your own mat if you have one.
Call (503) 313-4802 or email Lael if you have any questions or concerns.

Led by Lael Petersen, LCSW, RYT
Lael is a mind-body therapist, Reiki practitioner and yoga teacher (200RYT). She is a student of Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT500. Lael’s yoga classes combine gentle movement, mindfulness and practical yoga philosophy. Her experience as a therapist and her passion for yoga create classes that provide healing for the body, mind and spirit. More information about her work can be found at www.laelpetersen.com.
Listing date: May 2017