Groups & Workshops

Groups and Workshops offered by members of AMHA-OR Metro

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Relationships & Boundaries

Support group that focuses on learning how to set well defined boundaries within a relationship.

Group members learn to tolerate uncomfortable feelings as they ask for what they want.

A well-facilitated group uses confidentiality and other ground rules to promote honest communication and useful feedback.

Mondays 4:30-6 pm.

2303 E. Burnside, Portland, OR 97214;

$50 per group, insurance may apply. 

Joe Alexander LCSW,  503-827-3644;

Assertiveness Skills Group

 8 weeks Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm.

Are you shy and passive?

Or aggressive and abrasive when you do speak up?

Learn to act in your own best interest without anger or anxiety; to express yourself comfortably without infringing on the rights of others.

Group members will work on assertive communication skill projects.

Fee: $125 initial appointment plus $400 for 8 weeks.

Location: 1020 SW Taylor St. #730, Portland 97205.

More information at or call Melissa Owens at 503.963.9332,

or email with “Assertiveness” in the subject line.



Reach Your Goals! Psychodrama/Process Groups

For Co-ed Adults and for Women 16 week groups begin in February and in September.

Co-ed: Mondays 6:30 -8:30pm

Women's: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm.

$55/session. Participants address difficult life issues in a process that is spontaneous, authentic and safe.

Joyce Follingstad, Ph.D., R.N.

516 SE Morrison St, #530


503.279.8160 x 234

Men's Process and Support 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 Tuesdays from 5-6:30 pm.

Cost is $45 per 90 minute session with many insurances accepted. 

Contact Guy Burstein at 503-701-1050 and/or review my website at

Modern Emotional Support Group 

Feeling alone with depression or anxiety?  Need help to take better care of yourself?  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 feel understood like no other place in my life.” “The conversations we have in here are real. It's safe to take risks and work on what I want in my life.”                


Tracy Bryce Farmer LCSW PC,    503-451-3267

1020 SW Taylor, Suite 435, Portland, OR 97205

$25 cash fee per session / Insurance may apply



First Thursday of each month 7-9:00 pm

Dr. Leslie Carter, Psychologist

9600 SW Oak St #325 Tigard, OR

Professionally facilitated group has focus on resources, diet, stress management, parenting, productive expression of grief and frustration, and other topics at the choice of those who attend.

Call: 503.807.7413

Goals Group

10 week group focused on overcoming obstacles that get in the way of your goals.

Specific goals vary with each individual.

Group therapy is a powerful& cost effective way to deal with self-defeating behaviors that prevent you from achieving your goals.

1.5 hour evening group,

2303 E. Burnside, Portland, OR 97214; $50 per group, insurance may apply. 

Joe Alexander LCSW, 503-827-3644;