Group counseling is a form of therapy where 5-10 group members share personal struggles together with group leaders.

Group can be the best treatment choice for students to address life challenges and/or mental health concerns.

Most issues take place in social environments, such as among families or in schools, workplaces, clubs and organizations. We interact and develop in this social setting, therefore most of our mental health concerns can be best dealt with in a social situation like group counseling. Group counseling is a safe and supportive environment to share your concerns, learn from one another, experiment with new behaviors and better understand your issues.

Positive Body Image Group

Leaders: Susan Denny, M.S. (Group Facilitator); Nora Berger (Yoga Instructor, Equine Assisted Therapy, Triple Play Farms)

Time/Day: Thursdays, 3 – 4 p.m.; Feb. 10 – April 21

Description:  An 8-week counseling group that will guide women struggling with negative body image to reconnect with their bodies. Through a better relationship with the body, we can explore appreciation and intentional acts of kindness towards ourselves. This counseling group will include specialized yoga to enhance your connection with your body; provide time for structured activities and open discussion, and has an added opportunity for equine therapy to further your understanding of the power of your body. 

Eligibility: This group is right for you if you find yourself: feeling disconnected from your body; comparing your looks to others; spending more time than you want thinking about your body; dieting and exercising to change the way your body looks.  

Attendance: Attendance is mandatory for the duration of the semester. This is not a drop-in group and space is limited to 8-10 students, so you should only sign up if you can commit to attending for the duration of the group.

Place: In-Person (place TBD)

Sign-up/Register: This group requires an initial assessment by counselor Susan Denny.  Contact Susan Denny, sudenny@davidson.edu, to schedule a brief screening to see if the group is a good match for you and the reasons you may want to join.

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PRIDE

Leader: Jasmine Peters, M.Ed.            

Time/Day: Mondays (time and start date TBD)

Description: This closed, weekly drop-in peer support space allows for students who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community to build connections with their fellow peers. This space seeks to provide support and assist students in building community at Davidson.

Place: Virtually via Zoom

Sign-up/Register: For those students interested in the support space, please email Jasmine Peters at japeters@davision.edu. The email should include your name, year and availability. Upon receiving your email of interest, Jasmine will reach out to you directly to schedule a virtual screening appointment.

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Interested in Forming Other Groups/Workshops?

Groups are generally offered and developed based on student needs and interests. Each semester, the center develops a group offering that addresses current issues that have emerged from the student population. Individuals or student groups are welcomed and encouraged to request/suggest a group to address topics/issues they find relevant and important.  

Please contact counseling services at studentcounseling@davidson.edu, if you are interested in participating in or developing a group.