Portland Relationship Institute

7100 SW Hampton Street #128  l Tigard OR 97223 l  503-342-2510

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Would you like to find a safe haven, where you feel listened to and understood?  Where you feel a sense of belonging?

What Is Group Therapy?

Your group will will have five to eight people plus myself, who commit themselves to attend weekly group sessions.

Sessions run for an hour and a half. Participants agree to keep everyone's name and personal information confidential outside of group.

At the beginning of each session, group members decide together who will be the focus of group work that session. If time permits, more than one group member may volunteer to work with her concern for that week,

Although there is focus on one person at a time, everyone participates through listening, asking questions, and contributing support.

You may always decline to participate in any facet of group that feels uncomfortable.

If you have any questions, please call me at 503-342-2510 or you can email

What Is The Therapist's Role?

We are trained in group dynamics and process so we can help you feel safe, while trying out new ways of communicating and relating.  We will help you learn and practice new tools with yourself and with your group mates, so you experience first hand what it is to feel safety, belonging, while learning to be yourself.  This is how self confidence and self esteem are strengthened.

What Are The Benefits of Group Therapy?

You will experience emotional support, empathic understanding, and authentic encouragement from one another.

Committed attendance is itself helpful, as you learn to "show up" for yourself  and for others.

You will learn to deepen your self-confidence through revealing your inner thoughts and feelings and realizing you are not that different from otheres. 

Group therapy is instrumental in healing all emotional and psychological struggles people experience: depression, anxiety, anger, fear, shame, etc.

You learn to accept support from others and  feel less alone in the world through understanding other people's lives.

Understanding other people's problems, goals, and solutions helps you clarify their own.

Belonging to a supportive group helps people feel a renewed purpose.  You develop a sense of responsibility to the group because your participation impacts other group members.

You can experiment with different roles and ways of being in group that inform, change, and take root in your life.

Group therapy provides opportunities to transcend your life struggles, as you learn to put things in perspective and live in the moment.

Financial Benefits

Fees for group therapy are usually much less than for individual therapy. Often about half the cost. Because fees are lower, insurance payments for group therapy may be more generous, depending upon you plan. Please note, however, that insurance reimbursement always requires a mental health diagnosis, no matter what therapeutic modality is utilized.
In group therapy would you like to:
  • Get help breaking the isolating hold depression and anxiety have had on you?
  • Explore ways of thinking differently about your life, and re-craft the way you think about your life so that you have a new sense of possibility and renewed self-confidence?
  • Work with an experienced group leader, who will help you safely and gently explore feelings and thoughts, and learn from each other that there is hope?

  • Understand how you can successfully relate to others and choose new, more effective ways of connecting?

  • Learning to identify your needs and softly and effectively assert them in the world?

If this sounds good, we have a place for you.  

You are not alone

Call us to set up an intake appointment and start feeling better  503-342-2510.  Our phones are staffed 24 hours a day.  We are there for you.

Things you will learn and experience:

  • Receive support from others in same situation
  • Share with others
  • Have a sense of belonging
  • Receive input from several sources
  • Gain confidence
  • Grow together
  • Improve relationship skills
  • Understand self by understanding others
  • Obtain feedback from several sources
  • Know that others have same concerns
How to get started.
  1. Call our office to set up an appointment  503-342-2510
  2. Fill out the intake paper work and bring it with you to your intake appointment
  3. Come to the group.
  • Group will meet every Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:30 at 7100 SW Hampton #128 Tigard OR 97223
  • Cost of the group is $65 per session
  • We accept most insurance plans including BCBS - Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence, ODS, PBH - Pacific Behavioral Health, UBH - United Behavioral Health, Cigna, Great West, Pacific Source, Value Options, MHN, Aetna and many others
  • We accept cash, check or credit card, payable at the start of each group.  Or you can pay monthly.

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