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Group Therapy

To participate in group counseling, typically you will first have a pre-group meeting (30 minutes) where you meet privately with the group facilitator(s) to talk about the group and your goals.

Available Groups for Fall 2014

Social Skills Support Group

Mondays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Facilitators: Maria Arizaga, Ph.D. & Carolyn Pepper, M.A.

This group is for students who struggle with interpersonal anxiety in multiple settings. This group will assist students in effectively coping with difficulties related understanding nonverbal communication and social interactions.

Mindfulness Stress Reduction Group

Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Angella Anderson, Psy.D., L.P.C. & Enjolie Lafaurie, M.S.Ed., CHT

This 8-week group is designed to diminish physical & emotional symptoms of stress & increase a sense of well-being. Members will learn how to cultivate more awareness, increase relaxation, and learn about mindfulness (via meditation, breathing) to manage stressful times.

Body Wellness Group

Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Angella Anderson, Psy.D., L.P.C. & Carolyn Pepper, M.S.

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

Coed Personal Growth Group

Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Corey Vas, Ph.D. & Amanda Bloom M.S.Ed.

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.

Women’s Trauma Survivor Group

Fridays from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Karen Schaefer, Ph.D. & Enjolie Lafaurie, M.S.Ed., CHT

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).

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

  • Veteran’s Support Group
  • Disabilities Support Group
  • Queer Voices
  • Men’s Group