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

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

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

No groups listed at this time.

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

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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

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.

 The Art of Grief

This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has lost someone important to explore the experience of grief through collage, drawing, writing, movement, poetry, guided imagery, and ritual.Previous group members have said that there is something very healing about connecting deeply with others who are also grieving. And while the grief associated with job loss, divorce, illness and other types of losses can be profound, this workshop is specifically for those who have experienced the death of someone close.Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm. $40/session. Held at Flanders House, 2926 NE Flanders, Portland. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Jennifer Wohl(503) 964-8445 or www.jenniferwohl.com or jenbwohl@gmail.com.
Listing date: February 2015

 
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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

Group beginning January 1st, 2016. SE Portland location. 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.
Listing date: November 2015

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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: April 2015

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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.com or 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: April 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: April 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: April 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-mail Lindsay Walker or visit www.bridgetownsextherapy.com for more info.
Listing date: November 2016

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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

Trauma-Informed Yoga for Healing

This trauma-informed Hatha yoga class will provide breathing exercises, mindfulness practices, and movements that facilitate healing over 8 weeks. Great for all levels of experience and pre/post-natal friendly. Especially beneficial for healing from trauma, depression, anxiety, and/or chronic pain. Mats provided, guided relaxation recordings included. Commit to yourself and tap into your body’s power to heal!

Wednesdays 4-5pm, next series 5/18-7/6
8-week series – $125 / $175 w/private session
Scholarships available- email if interested

At Full Lotus PDX Yoga
827 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

Contact facilitator Rebecca Macy LPC RYT for more information (503) 610-8426, rebecca@theartofbalancepdx.com or visit http://www.theartofbalancepdx.com
Listing date: May 2016

Understanding and Living Beyond Your Trauma

With inspiration from the S.E.L.F. model (safety, emotions, loss, future), this support and educational group for trauma survivors will meet for 10 weeks at the Integrative Trauma Treatment Center in Portland. I hope for it to be a place for individuals to meet where they can feel safe, understood, and supported. A place they can be heard, validated, and where symptoms and reactions can be normalized. A place to offer support to others and gain strength and resolve to get unstuck from the past in order to move forward into a brighter future. Groups cost $40 per session or $300 for full 10-week series. Some health insurances may be accepted as well. Likely meeting on Wednesdays but actual day and time will be partially determined by participant preferences. Please contact Sophie Toolanen at ITTC for further information or to enroll at (971) 266-6910.
Listing date: February 2016

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: October 2015

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@teuschercoaching.com or call (858) 200-6887.
Listing date: November 2015

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@teuschercoaching.com or call (858) 200-6887.
Listing date: November 2015

Job Search Accountability Group

Bring your own lunch and join our Job Search Accountability Group. It’s hard to score a job in a tough economy. It’s a lot harder alone. In this Job Search Accountability Group, participants meet for 1.5 hours to support each other with ideas that can be put to effective use – immediately. Topics participants have covered include: job search strategies, goal setting, interview skills improvement; and, possibly more important, encouragement to stay motivated, upbeat and self-confident. We meet every other Friday, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Water Tower Office, 5331 S.W. Macadam, Suite 363, Portland, OR 97239. Offered by Carolyn Kreitz, MA, LPC, Career and Personal Counselor. Contact Carolyn at 503-707-9267, or email c.kreitz@jkcaddis.com to schedule a free required 30-minute intake/ orientation, or for additional information. Space is limited to 5 participants. Investment $20/meeting. To learn more about the facilitator you can access her profile information on Psychology Today, or visit her website.
Listing date: October 2015

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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 2016

“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 if you have any questions or call 971-266-0631. See the group flyer here.
Listing date: May 2016

Women and Children

This is an ongoing process group designed for women who are wrestling with whether or not to have children. It is for women who want children but don’t have them due to timing, infertility or lack of partner support, for women who don’t yet feel ready to have children but are afraid they may miss the opportunity, and women who are undecided or do not want children and are experiencing biological or relational pressure. This group is designed to create a safe and supportive space for women to process their own thoughts, feelings and circumstances around having children and to experience supporting others on the same journey. This group meets on Mondays for 90 minutes beginning at 6:30 pm. Group size is 6-8 members. The cost is $50 a week. For information contact Amanda Feaver, MA, LPC intern at 971-227-5908.
Listing date: June 2015

Women Supporting Women

This support group is designed for women working through general issues including life transitions, addiction, depression and anxiety. Together we create a community that is supportive, compassionate and thoughtful. It is not necessary to be currently enrolled in individual counseling but some experience with talk therapy is helpful. This is an ongoing group and can be joined at any time. We would love to have you join us! Group meets Mondays 6-7:30pm and costs $40/week. Please contact Jessie Harris, LPC at 503-278-5665 or jessieharrislpc@gmail.com if you are interested.
Listing date: April 2015

Womens’ Group for Survivors of Emotional, Physical and Sexual Abuse

These women-only support groups are designed to give you a safe and confidential environment to heal from your abuse and will allow you to build a community of other survivors that have been through similar experiences. These on-going closed groups meet on either Monday or Wednesday nights bi-weekly from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Each session costs $25.00, and there is a six session commitment. The group is facilitated by Deborah High, MA, LMFT #T0901, whom specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and dealing with trauma, sexual abuse, sexual assault, incest and domestic violence. To set up an initial consultation or for questions please call 503-438-8780 or email deborah@healingjourneytherapeuticservices.com. For more information visit Deborah’s website at sexualabusetherapies.com or healingjourneytherapeuticservices.com.
Listing date: June 2016

No Matter What, Women’s Support Group in Downtown Portland

Don’t Give Up On Yourself, No Matter What! Summer women’s group with other tenacious women of all ages, all identities (trans and lesbian women welcome) is starting soon for working on your own personal updates — for yourselves, and improving your relationships as well. Led by me, Licensed Professional Counselor, ally Shannon Batts, (Gottman trained) on a donation basis ($20 to $40 suggested payable by card or cash). Visit Relationshipgardening.weebly.com for testimonials about my work if you are curious.

Interested women can send me an e-mail and request the link to sign up. All members are screened with the form built into the scheduler at the link I will send you, as well as with a phone call with me before I reserve your spot.

Meeting will be on Saturdays June through August with a week off in June and in July. Most convenient to me is the afternoon however if more gals available earlier or later (but has to be Saturday), I can adjust. Please do contact me even if you are reading this any time in the summer — as I will add groups as the need arises.
Listing date: June 2016