Group Counseling

Rich Schmitt Photography 073If you are interested in participating in one of our groups, please call (213) 740-7711 and to speak to the facilitator of the group you are interested in joining. The facilitator will set up an appointment with you for a pre-group appointment. This is a 30-minute meeting where you will learn more about the group and decide with the facilitators if it is the best “fit” for you.

If you are not sure what group you might be interested in, call and ask to speak with Dr. Michelle Dexter, the group therapy coordinator. She may be able to help you figure out which group best fits your needs.

Spring 2016 Groups

Weekly View of All Groups…Group Schedule Spring 2016

Circle of Hope

(offered through Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP))
Fridays: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This is a support group for individuals who have experienced some form of sexual trauma.

Effective Living

Fridays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Effective Living Group is a group for students who feel that it is difficult to manage intense emotions. It is meant to teach a variety of skills adapted from DBT including Regulating Emotions, Tolerating Distress, Increasing Mindfulness, and Improving Relationships.

First-Gen Trail Blazers

Support for first generation college students.
Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Graduate Students

Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Psychotherapy group in which graduate students discuss personal issues such as family problems, relationship issues, feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety, anger, etc.

Healthy Relationships

(offered through RSVP)
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
A process group for students who have experienced relational abuse (e.g. physical or emotional abuse) and are interested in increasing their understanding of themselves and building healthy relationships.

Injured Athletes

International Tea Time

(Direct Referral)
Tuesdays: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Casual discussion group to provide support to international students around issues of cultural adjustment and homesickness.

Living Well

Managing disabilities and chronic health conditions.

Living with Loss

Fridays: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Provides a place for students to meet with others who are experiencing grief.

Managing Mood

Learn skills to address depression and anxiety.

Mindfulness Skills for Daily Life

Mondays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mindful Mondays Drop-In

Mindful Well-Being

(Direct Referral)
Fridays: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Through mindfulness practice and activities, the group will help students cultivate self-compassion and decrease self-criticism.

New Choices

A self-empowering addiction recovery support group.

Peace with Food

Mondays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Support for students in managing the struggle with the relationship with food, their bodies, and any underlying emotional components.

Self Discovery Through Creativity

Fridays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Students interested in deepening their self-understanding through creative expression.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Support Group (SOGI)

Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Provides space to discuss sexual and gender identity concerns. Students will receive support as they attempt to develop meaningful relationships and navigate issues related to marginalization, relationship stress, and balancing academics and personal life.

Social Confidence

(Direct Referral)
Fridays: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Structured group for individuals with social anxiety, social phobia, or “shyness”.

Taking Control of Anxiety

(Direct Referral)
Fridays: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Helps students understand, cope with, and hopefully reduce and even resolve the impairment that comes with excessive anxiety.

Therapeutic Restorative Yoga

(Direct Referral)
Wednesdays: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Helps to relieve the mental and physical effects of stress by placing the body in passive poses supported by props. Members are led into a state of deep relaxation using meditative breathing techniques and guided visualization.

The Relationship Group

Tuesdays: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Provides help to students who are struggling in any type of relationship (e.g. romantic partners, family, friends, etc.).

Women of Color

Mondays: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Discuss negotiating cultural adjustments, acknowledging the effects of various attitudes, experiences in the classroom and much more.

Disability Services and Programs

Please visit the Office of Disability Services and Programs for information about their available groups.


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