Office of Student Life

Psychoeducational and Skills Groups

Facing Our Fears (OCD Group)
Mondays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Facing Our Fears is a group for students struggling with patterns of obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, and certain phobias. This is a semi-structured group designed to help members develop skills and set individual goals for exposure to fears and response prevention of compulsive behaviors. The group will also offer an opportunity for members to connect about their struggles and support one another through healing.  For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Courtney Arbogast or Lauren Pierce.

Eating and Body Image Concerns
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

This is an inclusive space intended for those struggling in their relationship with food, movement, and/or their bodies.  It will include a combination of semi-structured skills-based psychoeducation, connecting with others with similar experiences, increasing awareness of the origins and nature of these concerns, and challenging societal expectations of appearance and diet culture.  The group is confidential, meets weekly throughout the semester, and uses a Health At Every Size and anti-diet framework. Because eating and body image concerns 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.  For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Kristen Swope or Becca Patterson.

Anxiety Management Group (AMG)
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Anxiety Management Group (AMG) helps students develop the skills necessary to stop negative or unhelpful thoughts and start thinking and acting in more positive ways. The group offers a safe and supportive environment for students to make connections and learn how to manage their anxiety in a healthier way. AMG is a 7-week CBT-informed group. For more information, please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Beverly Owusu.

Bringing Back Balance (DBT)
Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The Bringing Back Balance 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. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Bansari Thakkar or Madison Harris.

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

Surviving to Thriving
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

This gender-inclusive group is for 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 have a general structure and 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. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Kaylee Enscoe or Yuliya Shteynberg.