Creating Healthy Relationships

In these therapy groups, members will gain a deeper awareness of both themselves and their interaction with others. Group members are encouraged to give and receive honest and gentle feedback and to practice new, healthier ways of relating to others. groups are ideal for individuals who wish to gain insight into patterns within their relationships and want to learn how to cultivate more intimate, satisfying, and nourishing relationships.  

We have five offerings of this group:

Day/Time: Mondays 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Leaders: Ron Miyaguchi and Toni Forbes

Day/Time: Mondays 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Leader: Asha Stephen

Day/Time: Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Leaders: Katherine Cascio and Chris Michaels

Day/Time: Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Leader: Christy Henrichs-Beck

Day/Time: Thursdays 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Leader: Dave Brule and Elom Amuzu
 

Mood and Personality

Anxiety Management Group
Leader: Mark Evans
Day/Time: Mondays 3:00-4:00 p.m. Begins Week 4.
The workshop will be a skill based group that will focus on helping students develop strategies for overcoming anxiety symptoms and related problems such as excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, insomnia, perfectionism, and excessive self-criticism. Members will be exposed to imagery and relaxation practices, CBT, and meditation, among other strategies. Each session will build on the previous one, so a five week commitment to attend the series is expected. If interested in attending the five week group, please email Mark Evans.

DBT Emotion Management 
Leader: Susie Musch and Elom Amuzu
Day/Time: Mondays 4:30-6:00 p.m. 
This is a semi-structured group for individuals who have difficulty managing their emotions and experience extreme mood swings. For instance, individuals who have experienced trauma, childhood abuse or individuals who have Borderline Personality Disorder might react more intensely to certain emotional situations. In this group, members will use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to learn how to identify thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that significantly impact their emotions. Members will learn to identify their strengths, and will practice skills such as self-soothing, new ways of interacting with and trusting others. Group members will also focus on enhancing self-respect and self-image.

Grief: Living With Loss
Leaders: Jingqing Liu
Day/Time: TBD
This group will provide a safe, supportive environment for students who have experienced the death of a loved one such as parents, family members, friends, or partners. The group will provide students with the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings about their grief as well as learn ways to gain support and cope with their loss.

Depression Management Group
Leaders: Chris Smith
Day/Time: TBD
 

Support Groups, Specific Populations, & Others

When the Ones We Love Struggle with Addiction
Leaders: Kayla Moorer and Toni Forbes
Day/Time: TBD
Family, partners and friends need support too! If you have been affected by substance abuse or dependence of a loved one, you are not alone. In this support group students will have an opportunity to acknowledge common experiences in a confidential space, discover ways to support others in recovery, and understand how someone else’s alcoholism or drug use affects them. This group is not religiously or politically affiliated.

LGBTQ & Questioning Support Group
Leader: Kendall Thornton and Angela Enno
Day/Time: Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 p.m.
This group welcomes undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and/or Genderqueer, as well as those who are currently questioning their gender and/or sexual identity. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and affirming space where students can connect and share openly about their feelings and experiences. Topics for discussion may include gender and sexual identity, coming out, relationships, family issues, academic stress, etc.

African-American/Black Student Group
Leader: Nikki Chery and Courtney Payne
Day/Time: TBD

DACA Support Group
Leader: Mariko Lin
Day/Time: TBD
This support group is a safe, affirming, and confidential space for our undocumented students to connect and share their feelings and experiences given the current political climate. While building a community of support with other undocumented students, we also hope for students to gain ways of coping and connecting them with additional campus resources. For more details about day/time/location, contact Mariko Lin.

Away From Home, But Not Alone
Leader: Xiaoxia Song
Day/Time: Winter and Spring Terms
Feeling homesick or lonely? Having a difficult time making friends? Feeling overwhelmed by classes, or wondering whether you made the right choice? Think you’re the only one? This group is a safe space within which students can share stories, get support, and discuss ways to cope with the adjustment to college.