Coping with Anxiety
This five session workshop will help students develop strategies for overcoming symptoms of anxiety, such as excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, insomnia, perfectionism, and excessive self-criticism. Participants will learn such practices as mindfulness and other meditations, directing compassion toward oneself, and relaxing the grip of negative thoughts and anxiety promoting traits. This group will begin on Monday of Week 4. Each 1-hr session will build on the previous one, so a five week commitment to attend the series is expected. Contact the group leader listed below to join.
Day and Time: Mondays 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Group Leader: Mark Evans
This seven-session workshop series provides a space for students to learn and practice mindfulness-based coping strategies in a safe and comfortable environment. Workshop participants will learn new ways of dealing with stress and difficult emotions, increase ability to focus, and increase sense of connection with oneself, the environment, and the present moment. This is an experiential workshop, meaning that participants will learn by doing through actively practicing the skills learned in-session. Each 90-minute session will build on the previous one, therefore a seven-week commitment to attend the series is expected. Conact the group leader listed below to join.
Day and Time: Wednesdays 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Michael Carrizales
African-American/Black Student Group
For students who self-identify as Black/African-American. Members connect with one another and identify challenges and strengths. Members discuss discrimination, campus climate, self-preservation in times of racial stress and culturally-relevant radical self-care. We aim to reject problematic narratives and co-create meaning and support while acknowledging the shared and unique experiences of members of this community on campus. Conact the group leader listed below to join.
Day and Time: Fridays 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Nikki Chery and Chris Smith
Latinx Support Group
This support group is offered to create a safe, affirming, and confidential space for Latinx-identified students who would like to explore their multiple identities, discuss ways of balancing multiple roles on and off campus, address subtle and overt forms of discrimination, and connect with one another for mutual support and sense of community. Drop-ins are welcome, no sign-up required. For more details, conact the group leader listed below.
Day and Time: Tuesdays 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Eric Garcia
Creating Healthy Relationships*
For students who are interested in learning about their relationship with themselves and with others in their lives. Members gain awareness about interpersonal patterns that they may engage in without even realizing it, and about how they are perceived by others. Members work towards improving self-confidence, appropriate and assertive communication, comfort with addressing conflict, and appropriate boundary setting. We have five offerings of this group.
Day and Time: Mondays 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Asha Stephen and Anjali Dhar
Day and Time: Tuesdays 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Ron Miyaguchi and Liz McConnell
Day and Time: Wednesdays 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Group Leader: Asha Stephen
Day and Time: Thursdays 2:30–4:00 p.m.
Group Leader: Xiaoxia Song
Day and Time: Fridays 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Mariko Lin and Fengkan Zhu
Healing from Family Challenges*
For students who have experienced significant distress or dysfunction within their family of origin (such as abuse, substance use, divorce or separation, etc.), which has impacted core beliefs about self and others, self-worth, and relationships with others. Focus on increasing self-awareness, exploring impact of family experiences, enhancing interpersonal skills, and working towards personal goals.
Day and Time: Wednesdays 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Christy Henrichs-Beck and Fengkan Zhu
Grief: Living With Loss*
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.
Day and Time: Tuesdays 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Group Leader: Jingqing Liu
LGBTQ and Questioning Support Group*
For 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. A safe and affirming space where students can connect and share openly about their feelings and experiences related to gender and sexual identity, coming out, relationships, family issues, etc.
Day and Time: Fridays 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Chris Michaels and Michael Carrizales
Trans and Gender Expansive Identities Group*
For transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, and gender expansive students. Group members discuss a variety of topics such as gender identity, gender presentation and expression, gender dysphoria, transition, dating, experiences of discrimination, and mental health concerns.
Day and Time: TBD
Group Leader: Christy Henrichs-Beck and Kendall Thornton
Me Too Support Group*
For students of all genders and identities who have had unwanted sexual experiences at any time in their lives. Members gain understanding of how sexual violence has impacted them, work on creating a sense of safety, grow their abilities to have meaningful connections with others, and address feelings that follow sexual violence.
Day and Time: TBD
Group Leader: Christy Henrichs-Beck and Mandy Lu
*Groups that require a pre-group orientation meeting
What to expect from a pre-group orientation: You will be meeting with the therapists who facilitate the group for a 20-30 minute appointment. At this meeting, you and the group therapists will get to know each other, you will get information about the group and how it functions, and about the structure and format of the group. You will also be oriented to how you can receive the most benefit from the group through intentional participation. This is also an opportunity for you to be able to ask any questions you have about the group. Once you and the therapists have talked about your needs and your goals, a decision is collaboratively made about whether this group is the best fit for you.