Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Interpersonal Groups

ABD Group
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

This group provides a supportive space for doctoral students and focuses on personal issues that may surface while working on dissertation. Common themes may include: academics and work/life balance, advisor concerns, family, interpersonal relationships and personal/social conflicts. The goal of this psychotherapy group is to help support students to navigate multiple challenges that impede their progress towards completion and graduation and to optimize personal and academic success by building support and connection with others. Group members need to have successfully passed their candidacy to participate in this group. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Barb Urbanczyk or Sarah Vretas

Graduate Student Group
Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The Graduate Student groups meet to discuss issues that affect graduate students' emotional well-being. The focus of the group is to promote a wellness perspective in all areas of graduate life. Areas of focus include relationships, academics, family, social and personal conflicts and strengths. The goal of the group is to optimize personal and academic success by promoting self-awareness and connection to others. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Leisha Chiles or Allison Elber for Graduate Group I, reach out to Claire Simon or Cea Williams for Graduate Group II, or reach out to Kristen Swope for Graduate Group III. 

Reclaiming Self
Fridays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

This is a group for female-identifying students who have experienced a form of sexual trauma or violence (sexual violence can include harassment, assault, toxic relationship dynamics, non-consensual sexual contact, stalking, childhood abuse, and more). Members of this group can expect some initial discussions on trauma-informed coping and understanding of trauma responses before transitioning into a process-oriented space in which members will be encouraged to support one another as concerns and narratives are shared within the group. Some topics of discussion will likely include (but are flexible and dependent on member's needs): boundary-setting, healthy relationship dynamics, red/orange/green flags, self-compassion, shame, and vulnerability. Our goal is to work together to take back our power and reclaim the best versions of ourselves that is often stifled after experiencing a trauma. Ask for a referral from your triage clinician or individual therapist if you are interested. Please note that a brief (15-20 minute), virtual meeting 1:1 with the group facilitator(s) is required prior to the group start date to assess group goals. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Jerie Bolin or Rachel Williams                                                                                                                                            

Self-Care and Identity
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

What is good enough and how do you measure it? Trying to figure out our value and worth is challenging, especially in school. Learning more about self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence, self-care and your own identity can improve your college experience, your decision-making habits, and increase life satisfaction. Potential group members are OSU undergraduate and graduate students dealing with existential concerns of "who am I" and/or not feeling "good enough." For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Re'Sean Johnson or Tiphani Moss

Understanding Self and Others
Mondays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Section I
TBA - Section II

The student group provides a safe and supportive environment that will allow you to practice new ways of relating to others, gain a better understanding of yourself, share personal experiences, express fears or worries and receive support and feedback. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Courtney Arbogast or Gabriela Williams for Understanding Self and Others I or reach out to Allison Elber-White or Jaclyn Gray for Understanding Self and Others II