Groups & Workshops

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 psycho-educational 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

Strength Forward

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

Yoga for Resilience

2:30-3:50 pm 

Men's Group

3:30-4:50 pm

 

 

 

Breaking Free 

3:30-4:50 pm

After Silence

2:00-3:20 pm
OM 585B

 

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.
Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:20 pm
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.
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:50 pm
Old Main 540, Counseling
 Center
Facilitator: Nikki Cassidy, 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.

Fridays, 3:00-3:20 pm
Old Main 540, Counseling Center
Facilitators: Tonya Pepper, LMHC & Jamie May, MA

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.
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:50 pm
Old Main 540, Counseling Center
Facilitator: Jon Barry, LICSW & Jamie May, MA 

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.
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:50 pm
Old Main 540, Counseling
 Center
Facilitator: Tonya Pepper, LMHC & Angela Swan

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.
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:20 pm
Old Main 540, Counseling Center
Facilitators: Jennifer Gildner, PhD & Leja Wright

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.
Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Facilitators: 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.
Mondays, 2:00 - 3:20 pm
Old Main 540, Counseling Center
Facilitators: 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.  
Mondays, 3:30 - 4:50 pm
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! 
Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Old Main 540, Counseling Center
Facilitators: Kelsey Johnson, LMHC

Workshops

Wellness Wednesdays, Miller Collaborative Space, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

1/15/20: Dry(ish) January

1/22/20: Self-Care

1/29/20: Making Connections

2/5/20: Mindfulness 101

2/12/20: The Joy of Sex

2/19/20: Get Better Sleep

2/26/20: Stress Management

3/4/20: Self-Compassion

3/11/20: Taming Test Anxiety

Let's Talk! Wednesdays, Multicultural Center Lounge, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

If you are interested in an informal consultation with a counselor, please drop in during our Let's Talk hours. Currently, Let's Talk is held on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in the MSC lounge.  If you'd like more information about Let's Talk, please read the Let's Talk FAQs.