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Group Therapy

To participate in group counseling, typically you will first have a pre-group screening interview where you meet privately with the group facilitator(s) to talk about the group and your goals.

Available Groups for Summer 2014

Mindfulness Stress Reduction (2 separate groups during summer)

1)  Mondays from 2:00-3:30 p.m. starting June 2nd

2)  Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30am starting June 18th

Facilitators:  Rhea White (rwhite5@nmsu.edu), Hyunjoo Shim, M.S. (hjshim@nmsu.edu), Ashley Molin, M.A. (amolin@nmsu.edu), and Abe Kurdieh, M.A. (ikurdieh@nmsu.edu)

This 3-session course is designed to diminish physical & emotional symptoms of stress & increase a sense of well-being. Instructors will teach members how to cultivate more awareness, increase relaxation and learn about mindfulness (via meditation, breathing) to manage stressful times.

Available Groups for Spring 2014

Coed Personal Growth Group (Mondays)

Mondays from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Facilitators: Carol Fonseca, M.S. (cfonseca@nmsu.edu) and Ashley Molin, M.A. (amolin@nmsu.edu)

This group is for people who feel unsatisfied with surface-level relationships and would like to make more meaningful connections with others. Members will have the opportunity to share their struggles and concerns in a safe and confidential space, and can benefit from receiving multiple perspectives, support, encouragement, and feedback from leaders and other group members.

Coed Personal Growth Group (Wednesdays)

Wednesdays from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Joey Hannah, Ph.D. (joeyhann@nmsu.edu) and  Rhea White (rwhite5@nmsu.edu)

This group is for people who feel unsatisfied with surface-level relationships and would like to make more meaningful connections with others. Members will have the opportunity to share their struggles and concerns in a safe and confidential space, and can benefit from receiving multiple perspectives, support, encouragement, and feedback from leaders and other group members.

Coed Personal Growth Group (Thursdays)

Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Corey Vas, Ph.D. (cvas@nmsu.edu) and Nisha Todi, M.S. (ntodi@nmsu.edu)

This group is for people who feel unsatisfied with surface-level relationships and would like to make more meaningful connections with others. Members will have the opportunity to share their struggles and concerns in a safe and confidential space, and can benefit from receiving multiple perspectives, support, encouragement, and feedback from leaders and other group members.

Men’s Group

Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30p.m.

Facilitators: Joey Hannah, Ph.D. (joeyhann@nmsu.edu) and  Abe Kurdieh, M.A. (ikurdieh@nmsu.edu)

This group is for men who are looking to      connect with other men to receive support,    encouragement, and feedback from multiple perspectives in a safe and confidential space. The group has a broad focus on a number of  issues and concerns, with an underlying theme of how these issues relate specifically to men.

Mindfulness Stress Reduction

Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Angella Anderson, M.A., L.P.C. (psych82@nmsu.edu)

This 7-week course is designed to diminish physical & emotional symptoms of stress & increase a sense of well-being. Instructors will teach members how to cultivate more awareness, increase relaxation and learn about mindfulness (via meditation, breathing) to manage stressful times.

Survivors of Abuse, Trauma, or Relationship Violence

Fridays from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Karen Schaefer, Ph.D., (kschaefe@nmsu.edu) and Hyunjoo Shim, M.S. (hjshim@nmsu.edu)

This group is for women who as children experienced abuse directly or witnessed family violence. It is also for individuals who have experienced sexual assault or relationship violence as adults. The focus of the group will be on identifying the short- and long-term effects such experiences have had on the survivor. Group members can also explore how to deal adaptively with current emotions, behaviors, beliefs and thoughts that relate to past trauma(s).

Eating and Body Image Struggles

Mondays from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Angella Anderson, M.A., L.P.C. (psych82@nmsu.edu) and Nisha Todi, M.S. (ntodi@nmsu.edu)

This group is for individuals who wish to transform their body image and relationship with food. The primary goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment where self-confidence can flourish.

Additional groups are available upon staff availability and student requests. These groups may include the following:

  • Student veterans
  • Healthy Eating group for those struggling with eating issues like binging and purging
  • LGBT group to provide space for those navigating issues of sexual and gender diversity