Women's Therapy Groups of Seattle

      For over 25 years, I've had the joy & privilege of facilitating women's groups.  In group, I create & foster a safe work space, and encourage working community among members.   

     As a group participant, you have a wonderful opportunity to gain support, insight & perspective from other women.  

     Group often becomes a highly valued space in which to have meaningful conversations that can be missing elsewhere in life.  

             Some advantages of being in a Therapy Group:

You realize the universality of most human problems & struggles.  You're not alone. 

You'll be encouraged to give & receive:  support, encouragement, & perspective. By helping others we help ourselves.

Group becomes a safe place to receive supportive feedback and learn new ways of thinking about things.

You gain personal insight on how you impact others.

Group provides you with a place to try out new ways of relating to others.

Group therapy is an effective & affordable form of therapy.  Group sessions are typically 75 minutes. 

   Adapted from:    Yalom, I.D. and Lescz, M. (2005) The Theory & Practice of Group Psychotherapy, 5th ed., NY: Basic Books.  

Ellen M Rugg, MA, MSW, LICSW  Group Psychotherapist

"One is always in the dark about one's own personality. One needs others to get to know oneself. "  

Carl Jung

Ellen Rugg, MA, MSW, LICSW

 "Groups run by & for women are our psychic turf; our place to discover who we are, or who we could become, as whole independent human beings. Somewhere in our lives, each of us needs a free place.  Do you have yours?"            

— Gloria Steinem Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions