Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Psychoeducational and Skills Groups

Bringing Back Balance
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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.

Journeys to Eating Disorder Recovery
Mondays, 1:00 - 2:30 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.

Surviving to Thriving
Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:30 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.