Office of Student Life

Counseling and Consultation Service

Psychoeducational and Skills Groups

Bringing Back Balance
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 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 Amy Young or Suzannah Stone

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

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

This is an inclusive space intended for those struggling in their relationship with food, movement, and/or their bodies. It will include some semi-structured skills-based psychoeducation, but focus will be 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 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. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Kristen Swope or Matthew Richardson.

Facing Our Fears
Mondays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Facing Our Fears is a group for students struggling with patterns of obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, body-focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling or skin picking), and certain phobias. This is a semi-structured group designed to help members 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 Anna Betzel

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. For more information please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Kaylee Enscoe or Katie Abrahamowicz.  

Social Serenity
Mondays, 2:15-3:45 pm 

Social Serenity is designed to support students who are experiencing social anxiety. This semi-structured group will be a safe and supportive environment where we will review what social anxiety is and provide tools on managing social anxiety. Additionally, this group will be a space for students to connect with peers, as well as provide and receive support. For more information, please schedule a Phone Screening or reach out to Lauren Adams or Nicole Parish.