Group Therapy

Please note that all of our groups are being offered virtually in Spring 2022. 

Group therapy provides students with an opportunity to connect with and receive support from other students who are experiencing similar concerns. It is an effective way to learn from others and build strategies to navigate personal challenges and difficult emotions. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a range of groups to support students, including general therapy groups, structured groups, and identity-based groups. We invite you to review our current offerings and consider which group may be a good fit for you!

If you are interested in participating in a group or learning more about the options, please contact our office. Prior to joining a group, you will participate in an Initial Consultation during which you can discuss your interest and learn more about the available options.

We will begin to discuss group therapy options with students at the start of the semester, and our groups will remain available for students to join until they are full. Please note that our groups are currently being offered virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spring 2022 Group Therapy Schedule

Anxiety Support Group

Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm

Raymond Bradni and Aysha DeSilva

ASG brings together students who are experiencing anxiety and provides an opportunity for members to share personal experiences, receive support, and learn and practice coping skills. Some areas of focus include understanding the cognitive, physiological, and behavioral components of anxiety; learning and implementing coping skills; understanding the role of cognitive biases in anxiety symptoms; replacing biased and fearful self-talk with realistic and empowering self-talk; and learning and implementing interpersonal skills to improve relationships.

Understanding Self and Others (USO)

Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm

Tory Huesgen and Katie Scopelliti

USO is designed to help members explore issues and dynamics that are affecting their personal lives. Specific areas of focus are generally determined by group members and may include relationships, intimacy, boundaries, communication, and self-awareness. This group also provides an opportunity for members to practice new ways of behaving within a safe and encouraging environment where they can receive and provide feedback and support.

Understanding Self and Others (USO) for Graduate Students

Thursdays, 1-2:30pm

Mandi Quay and Shereen Ayoubi

USO for Graduate Students is designed to help graduate students explore issues and dynamics that are affecting their personal lives. Specific areas of focus are generally determined by group members and may include relationships, intimacy, boundaries, communication, and self-awareness. This group also provides an opportunity for members to practice new ways of behaving within a safe and encouraging environment where they can receive and provide feedback and support.

Anxiety Support Group (ASG)

Thursdays, 3-4:30pm

Raymond Bradni and Andrew Anderson

ASG brings together students who are experiencing anxiety and provides an opportunity for members to share personal experiences, receive support, and learn and practice coping skills. Some areas of focus include understanding the cognitive, physiological, and behavioral components of anxiety; learning and implementing coping skills; understanding the role of cognitive biases in anxiety symptoms; replacing biased and fearful self-talk with realistic and empowering self-talk; and learning and implementing interpersonal skills to improve relationships.

I Thought It Was Me

Fridays, 1-2:30pm

Phil Eiseman and Keshani Perera

I Thought It Was Me is an unstructured group for students who have been negatively affected by traumatic experiences and/or all forms of abuse within their family of origin and who are actively seeking healing related to these experiences. Acknowledging that all families are different, members can come from different backgrounds and family constellations. This group strives to create a supportive and safe environment that acknowledges that the healing process is unique to each individual. The goal of the group is to facilitate a sense of awareness, reduce self-blame and shame, and build mutual support and connection between members.

LGBTQ+* Group

Fridays, 2-3:30pm

Mandi Quay and Emily Ho

LGBTQ+ Group offers a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+* community to learn more about how their identities impact their sense of self and relationships with others. In group, members will have the opportunity to share life stressors, give and receive feedback, as well as gain support from one another.

*LGBTQ+ is intended to be an inclusive umbrella term including those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, gender non-conforming, intersex, pansexual, and those questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation.