Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Psychoeducational and Skills Groups

Bringing Back Balance
Thursdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Bringing Back Balance

The Managing Life Stress group is a 9-week DBT-informed group that focuses on the awareness, impact, and management of life stress, including (but not limited to) academic, social, personal, family-of-origin, mental health and relationship stress. The goal of this group is to help students tolerate life stress and enhance their overall well-being.

Participation in this group requires working with an individual therapist at Counseling and Consultation Service

Empowerment Circle: Discover Your Path to Healing
Wednesdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

This group is for self-identified female students that have experienced any form of sexual violence which includes but is not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, non-consensual sexual contact, childhood abuse and stalking. This group will offer a semi-structured format where group members will receive and offer support as well as address common concerns related to experiences of sexual violence. Group sessions will cover a range of topics such as trauma-informed coping skills, managing nightmares and flashbacks, addressing common stuck points in the healing process, relationships and restoring intimacy.

Expressive Arts Graduate Support Group
Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Throughout history, people have used various forms of creativity to express themselves and heal emotional wounds. This Expressive Arts Graduate Support group will serve as a space graduate students can come together to create and support one another through art. No artistic talent is necessary! 

Journeys to Eating Disorder Recovery
Thursdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Working toward recovery from an eating disorder, and maintaining one’s recovery, can often feel like a journey. This therapy group is intended to help students who are on this journey by providing a safe, supportive environment in which to talk about themes important for recovery. This includes understanding how nourishment, body respect and body image, self-esteem, confidence, emotions, relationships, authenticity and managing distress connect to, and affect, one’s relationship with food and movement. Connecting with others in the group can be a powerful part of change and healing. The group includes a semi-structured combination of skill building, facilitated activities, and open discussion. The group is confidential and meets weekly throughout each semester.

Because eating disorders can impact individuals regardless of their identities, this group welcomes members of any gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, body size/shape and background.

Own Your Voice
Tuesdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Own Your Voice is a process/support and skills-based group for those who identify as having a stutter/stammer. One of the hardest aspects of stuttering is the feeling of "No one can relate.” Working through communication struggles alongside fellow stutterers is an incredibly powerful experience. The aim of this group is to allow stutterers to come as they are to process experiences related to their stuttering journey, while also developing skills to better manage their anxiety, stress, and overall well-being, all while increasing confidence and building stronger communication skills.

Radically Open – DBT
Thursdays, 1 - 2 p.m.

Are you the sort of person who is some of the following: dutiful, avoids risk and novelty, plans ahead, struggles to really connect with others, follow rules, feels unappreciated, struggles to relax and be playful?

Would you like help to learn how to be more:

  1. Receptive and Open
  2. Flexible
  3. Socially Connected

Would this make it easier to meet your goals in life?  

This is a skills based class at CCS that will provide the opportunity for new learning to address the areas listed above. Group is based off of Radically Open- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT).

Participation in this group requires working with an individual therapist at Counseling and Consultation Service.

Success Not Excess
Thursdays, 11 - 12 p.m.

The group is intended for students who have concerns related to their alcohol or other substance use and its impact on their personal, social and academic lives. This is a support group intended for students who want to manage, reduce or abstain from using. The group will help students identify, develop and implement effective strategies based on their own individual goals.