Groups

NOTICE

The Counseling Center will not be holding any of our regular groups Spring Quarter, as we are not providing in-person services.  Groups are scheduled to resume Fall Quarter 2020. If you are interested in a group for next academic year, please read below for more information about our group options.

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Every quarter, the counseling center offers a variety of different groups and workshops. In group therapy, you can count on the expertise of the counselors who facilitate the group, and you can also get to know other students who are experiencing similar issues as you. Our therapy groups are designed to facilitate connection, promote personal growth and self-understanding, and build resilience. A common theme for group participants is wanting to learn how to change thinking, feelings, and/or behavior to feel better about themselves and cope more effectively with life. Please see the following handout to learn more about what you can expect if you choose to participate in a process group

Workshops include psychoeducational and skill building sessions. Workshops do not require consistent attendance.  You do not even need to be a client at the counseling center to attend.  In workshops, there is less emphasis on sharing personal experiences, so just plan to show up and learn something new, or engage in some healthy practices!

Click on the specific group/workshop name below for more information or download the current group flier. If interested in joining a group, call (360) 650-3164 to schedule an initial appointment with the group facilitator who will recommend whether the group could be of benefit to you. Most groups start near the beginning of the quarter, so be sure you call within the first few weeks of classes. If a group has already started, you can ask to be placed on a waiting list for next quarter.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Understanding Self and Others
2:00-3:20 pm

Build your Social Confidence
2:00-3:20 pm

Queer Connections
2:00-3:20 pm

Breaking Free
2:00-3:20 pm

Grief Group
2:00-3:20 pm

Women's Group
3:30-4:50 pm

Mindfulness
3:30-4:50 pm

After Silence
2:00-3:20 pm
OM 585B

Men's Group
4:00-5:20 pm

Build your Social Confidence
3:30-4:50 pm

 

  Yoga for Resilience
2:30-3:50 pm 
VU 464

 

 

    Breaking Free 
3:30-4:50 pm
   

Fall Quarter 2020 Groups

After Silence 

Support group: A confidential space for students who identify on the feminine gender spectrum to learn resilience skills and connect with others after experiencing interpersonal violence.
TBD
Old Main 585 B, CASAS Office
Facilitators: Nikki Cassidy, PsyD & Deidre Evans, MSW

Breaking Free

Support group: This group is open to students of all gender identities who experience disordered eating. This group offers a supportive space for students to share their experiences, thoughts, fears, hopes, and emotions regarding food and body image.
TBD
Old Main 540, Counseling
 Center
Facilitator: Nikki Cassidy, PsyD

Build Your Social Confidence

Skills group: This group is for students that experience fear, anxiety, and discomfort in social situations that contribute to isolation and feelings of loneliness and embarrassment. Learn and practice new skills to reduce social anxiety and strategies to increase social engagement.
TBD
Old Main 540, Counseling
 Center
Facilitator: CJ Swanlund, PsyD

Grief Group

Support group: This support group is for students who have experienced the death of a loved one and are still actively struggling with grief.  This group offers opportunities to learn about bereavement, connect with others who are going through a similar experience, and participate in activities for further healing.
TBD
Old Main 540, Counseling Center
Facilitators: Tonya Pepper, LMHC 

Men’s Group

Support group: A process group for students who identify on the masculine gender spectrum to meet and discuss issues relevant to their lives, their identities, and their sense of self. Participating will increase your awareness as you learn from and relate to other men on campus.
TBD
Old Main 540, Counseling Center
Facilitators: Jon Barry, LICSW  

Mindfulness Group

Skills group: This group is for people who want to find balance through exploration of mood and anxiety concerns, and improve emotional health through meditation, experiential activities, and thoughtful discussion.
TBD
Old Main 540, Counseling
 Center
Facilitator: Tonya Pepper, LMHC

Queer Connections

Support group: Students looking for a safe and confidential space to discuss issues related to LGBTQIA identities. All welcome, including those questioning their identity.
TBD
Old Main 540, Counseling Center
Facilitators: Jennifer Gildner, PhD 

Strength Forward

Support group: A weekly group to support injured student-athletes while they learn and improve their ability to cope with injury-associated struggles.
Date and time TBD
Facilitator: Jennifer Gildner, PhD

Understanding Self and Others Group

Process group: Students of all identities can learn more about themselves, their relationships, and connecting with others in an experiential setting.
TBD
Old Main 540, Counseling Center
Facilitator: Kelsey Johnson, LMHC

Women’s Group

Process group: Students identifying on the feminine gender spectrum connect and discuss issues relevant to their lives, identities, and well-being.  
TBD
Old Main 540, Counseling Center
Facilitator: Gabrielle Hope-Foucault, LMHC

Yoga For Resilience

Skills group: A trauma-informed, gentle yoga series designed to cultivate coping skills and self-care through breathing, movement, writing, and discussion.  Bring your own mat! 
TBD
Viking Union 464
Facilitator: Kelsey Johnson, LMHC