Frequently Offered Groups

Below are some groups we often offer during fall and/or spring semesters. Whether a group starts or not depends on how many students express interest in it. A brief screening interview is required for all groups. Please call 529-4634 if you have any questions or for scheduling a screening interview.

Transformations: Substance Use/Abuse Group  

This group is for students who are concerned about their use of alcohol and/or various other substances. The focus will be on identifying how substance use influences everyday life and functioning; including ways it may be interfering with personal goals, relationships, etc.  Additionally, the group will address ways to  reduce one’s risk of future problems associated with substance use.

Women, Identity and Relationships

This group is for women who are interested in exploring issues related to identity, relationships, and intimacy.  It will focus on your relationship with yourself and others, and how past relationship experiences may affect you now.  Issues addressed will include feeling unsure or unhappy about who you are, hurt or rejection in relationships, not having the kind of relationships you want, and/or managing closeness and distance.  This group will consist of six to eight women with diverse experiences and concerns and will center around developing and enhancing relationships with themselves and others.

Stress-Less Workshop

This 1-hour workshop provides instruction and practice in utilizing evidence-based stress and anxiety management techniques including: deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery. It is especially helpful for students dealing with chronic stress, social or academic anxiety problems (including test anxiety) as well as persons experiencing physical symptoms of stress (such as headaches, stomachaches and sleeping problems). Students are encouraged to attend to as many sessions as they want or need.

Understanding Self and Others

This group helps members to improve difficulties in their lives connected to developing and maintaining satisfying relationships with friends, family, lovers, etc. and learning how to trust others, resolve conflicts, and understand one's relational style.

BeYOUtiful Beings

BeYOUtiful Beings is a weekly group for undergraduate and graduate women struggling with body image concerns, self-esteem, and perfectionism. This group 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.

Graduate Students (CO-ED) Support Group

This ongoing therapy group will provide a confidential context in which graduate students can work to improve their lives with respect to a wide range of difficulties. This group is 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, lovers, 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.

Circle of Hope

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

Inter-Cultural Connections Group

This is a group for international and American students who are interested in different cultures and would like to share each other’s cultural experience. Develop deeper connections with others by joining us in these inter-cultural discussions.

Mindful Journey

This group is for undergraduate women who are dealing with depression and/or anxiety symptoms. The group combines education and practice of mindfulness skills, and supportive discussion about the individual members journey of recovery from anxiety and depression.

DARE (Depression and Anxiety Recovery)

This group is for students of any gender who are seeking to recover from or are in the process of recovering from depression and anxiety concerns. The group combines psychoeducation about depression and/or anxiety, and supportive discussion of how these concerns affect students.

Grief Recovery Group

A group for students experiencing grief as a result from death of a loved one.

Sidelined (Support Group for Student-Athletes)

A support group for student-athletes recovering from injury; also for student athletes transitioning out of sport or taking a redshirt.

Mandarin Support Group

A support group for students with various concerns and who are fluent in Mandarin.