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.

Fall Workshops and Groups

Forever Skills Workshop Series

In need of updating your tool box for college life and beyond? RSVP on Wildcat Sync to attend our 3-part "Forever Skills" series to learn and apply new strategies to become a healthier you! 

Part 1: Assertiveness and Boundary Setting with counselor Alexis Fintchre

  • Location: Alvarez 313 
  • Date: September 14
  • Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Part 2: Stress management and Self-Care with counselor AJ Qureshi

  • Location: Alvarez 302 
  • Date: October 19
  • Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Part 3: Insurance Guidance and Accessing Referrals with clinical case manager Katrina Umbaugh

  • Location: Alvarez 302 
  • Date: November 16
  • Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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Unplug and Connect

We often flock to the woods, beaches, mountains, trails for peace of mind and to rejuvenate. This group will focus on using the natural environment to facilitate connection with self, others and the natural world. Studies continually show that time spent in green spaces positively impacts our brains and bodies. We are calmer, more resilient, creative, easily able to connect with others, and even our memory and focus increases. This group will spend time together on campus in nature to connect, process distress, laugh, and hopefully find internal peace.

This group is for students experiencing loneliness, feeling stuck, unstable; those feeling overwhelmed by relationships and need to pause or hit the reset button. Request to schedule a consultation with Susan Denny during your triage session to learn more!

  • Location: TBD
  • Date: 4-week, 2-part series
    • Series 1: Fridays, starting 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
    • Series 2: Fridays, starting 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1
  • Time: 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

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Managing the Distress Within DBT Group

The DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Group is a skills based group that focuses on learning new skills to help you cope more effectively in different areas in your life. This skills group is not a process group; self-disclosure will be limited with facilitators and group members. You will learn: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Request to schedule a consultation with Anna Folkens or Susan Denny during your triage session to learn more!

  • Location: TBA
  • Date: 8 week series, Thursdays starting 9/28 - 11/16
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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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, if you are interested in participating in or developing a group.