Currently Offered Groups

Fall 2021 Group Offerings 

Circle of Hope (Mondays, 3-4:30 pm)

A warm, supportive, and empowering therapy group for women (graduate or undergraduate), who are survivors of sexual assault or intimate partner violence. 

Lavender Connection (Mondays, 3-4:30 pm)

This is a group for students who identify as a LGBTQIA+, who are interested in a supportive and affirming space, exploring experiences and emotions related to gender and sexuality, and processing the diverse experiences of being LGBTQIA+.

Talking it out: Men’s Group (Mondays, 3:30-5pm)

This group will provide a supportive space for male-identified students to connect, deepen self-awareness, & actively explore positive masculinity. 

Student Athlete Support (Mondays, 4-5 pm, at Gross)

The stressors of today’s world can take us on an emotional roller coaster ride as we try to keep up with ever-changing information and demands of athletics, academics, and social responsibilities. Group members will have an opportunity to share experiences, learn to positively cope, and receive support, understanding, and encouragement from others.

Expressing the Self Through Art (Tuesdays, 3-4:30 pm)

Members will pay attention to their process of creating art through a variety of mediums and how this relates to the way they function emotionally, intrapersonally and interpersonally. Leaders will provide supplies and no art skills or experience are needed. Each week members will create a piece of art according to a specific prompt or theme.

Understanding Self and Others (Tuesdays, 3:30-5 pm)

This group will provide a context for members to improve difficulties in their lives connected to developing and maintaining satisfying relationships with friends, family, partners, etc. A confidential environment will be created to help each member to learn how to trust, confront conflicts, understand one's interactional style, and develop healthy relationships with others and with one's self. 

Diamond DBT Skills (Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm)

Skill building group for students who experience strong feelings or intense emotional reactions that may be overwhelming, have trouble coping, and/or turn to ineffective behaviors to reduce negative emotions. Each week, members will learn and practice skills focused on recognizing and understanding their emotions, mindfulness, developing healthy ways to cope with distress, or how to communicate effectively. 

DARE: Depression & Anxiety Recovery (Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm)

DARE is a weekly group for students struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Members will learn about various ways to cope and understand anxiety and depression, through discussion, exploration, activities and examples.

Transformations (Thursdays, 5-6:30 pm)

This group is for students who are concerned about their use of different substances (alcohol, marijuana, etc.). The focus will be on identifying how substance use influences everyday life and functioning and how to reduce said use. Additionally, the group will show how substance use may be interfering with personal goals, relationships, etc.

Graduate Students Support (Thursdays, 3-4:30 pm)

This therapy group will provide a space in which graduate students of any gender can work to improve their lives with respect to a wide range of difficulties. The group will be committed to two core goals of helping each individual develop a healthy, accepting relationship with one's self as well as developing and maintaining satisfying relationships with others, including family, friends, partners, etc. A supportive but challenging environment will be created to help learn how to trust and to confront the conflicts in ways that help one feel effective and flexible in control.

Grief Recovery (Fridays, 1-2:30 pm)

A support group for students who have lost loved ones and are seeking a space where they can share their encounters with grief and loss with others who have had similar experiences. Losses that occurred maybe recent or past, friend or family.

Taking ACTion (Fridays, 1-2:30 pm)

This is a group for people who struggle with negative thoughts, excessive worrying, feeling "stuck," and general stress. Group members will learn about mindfulness, how to interact with their thoughts in a different way and live in accordance with their values. 

Family of Origin Issues (Thursdays, 3:30- 5 pm, virtual format)

This group is for students of any gender, graduate or undergraduate, who are interested in exploring issues related to their Family of Origin (FOO) and the effects that past or present FOO concerns may have in their lives now.

BeYOUtiful Beings Workshop (Sept- Thursdays 4-5 pm, Oct- Wednesdays 1-2pm, Nov- Mondays 11-12pm)

BeYOUtiful Beings is a four-session educational workshop for undergraduate and graduate women struggling with body image concerns, self-esteem, and perfectionism. This workshop is a warm, supportive, and informative environment for young women who are seeking to develop a more compassionate and holistic relationship with their body and mind.