ACT for Depression & Anxiety | Conscious Connecting | Dating/Domestic Violence Support Group | DBT- Skills Based Forum | Entre Familia| Flutter | Gathering Compassion | Grief and Loss | Healing Hearts | LGBTQIA Safe Space | Mindfulness for Depression | Sexual Assault Support Group | Spirit Child Group
If you are self-referring for a group, please contact the SHCS front desk to schedule a brief screening to confirm eligibility. Download a PDF copy of all our Group Therapy handout and workshops.
ACT for Depression and Anxiety is a weekly group devoted to helping students encounter depression and anxiety differently and to pursue a full and meaningful life. Using skills learned, students will relate differently to painful experiences, the worrying mind, and self-defeating behaviors so these no longer run the students’ life.
Do you have difficulty developing and maintaining close relationships with others? Do you desire the opportunity to gain a better understanding of yourself and how to relate to others? Do you feel alone in your struggles? If so, this group may be a great fit for you. This group will provide the opportunity to learn and practice new skills for interacting with others to develop more self-confidence and happier relationships. This group would be most appropriate for students who are currently struggling in a specific relationship or lack of relationship (e.g., parents, significant other, friend, roommates, co-worker) and want to have a safe and confidential place to talk about the relationship and gain skills, awareness, and grow.
This group will provide an experience where they can learn to interact with others
in a positive and healing way and help them let go of old habits underlying social
interactions. We will be discussing components of what makes for healthy relationships
and communication techniques.
Come meet with other students in a casual environment to discover how to be the best you in your relationships!
This support group is for students who are seeking connection, community, support and understanding in their unique and shared journeys of healing connected to dating or domestic violence. This includes any type of intimate partner harm experienced and can be past or present abuse. The group members typically decide on the topics of discussion based on what is happening in their lives, on social media and in the news.
Various perspectives are shared in seeking understanding and reducing shame as well as what has worked in terms of coping. Some come with the intention of listening and supporting, at times wanting to share something specific as well as any other purpose connected ot ones healing. This is a confidential group open to any gender. Please contact, Christa, the Sexual Violence Advocate and Educator to schedule a pre-group meeting.
Do you struggle with overwhelming emotions? Do you have impulsivity or cravings that you want to overcome? Do your ways of responding to stress tend to make things worse in the long run? If any of these are true for you, DBT skills are a great resource. In this group, you’ll learn and practice skills drawn from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) including distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This will help you understand why you do what you do and start moving toward your goals with more hope and confidence.
This group provides Latin@/Hispanic/Chican@ students a space to share, learn, and explore issues related to their culture, family, academics, as well as any other issue affecting them. The group also focuses on building community, mutual support, and empowerment. This group is conducted in English and Spanish.
This is a support group for undocumented and mixed status students. The group creates a safe and confidential space to give and receive support around the experiences of being undocumented or mixed status.
Are you interested in developing a kinder relationship to yourself? Gathering Compassion
provides a safe space to practice self-care and learn about the different ways compassion
and mindfulness can help you cope with everyday stress. The goal of the group is to
learn to manage painful emotions and life’s difficulties through the daily cultivation
and practice of self-compassion.
The group could be a good fit for individuals who have difficulty self-soothing, are hard on themselves, struggle with self-criticism, or feel alone in their suffering. It is open to individuals of all genders, ethnicities and cultures. Each week includes a mindfulness practice, an introduction to a compassionate self-care topic, and a discussion on how compassion can be of use in a variety of situations.
Our Grief and Loss Group provides a safe environment for you to look at your old beliefs about dealing with loss, which losses have affected your life, and take actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain. In collaboration with The Elizabeth Hospice agency, our group will provide a framework for understanding grief to most importantly understand your own grief in context. The process and stages of moving through grief will be both explained and explored in a safe space of support, understanding, kindness, acceptance, and compassion. If you are interested solely in this group and no other counseling services, you may schedule an appointment with Dr. Peters directly for a group screening.
Please note: The doors to SHCS lock at 11 am -12 pm and will reopen at 12 pm.
This group is designed for people affected by sexual trauma, and is open to people of all genders and cultural backgrounds. The group provides a safe and empowering space for students to gain support, connect with each other, and learn coping skills that can help them move toward healing.
This group will provide a safe and supportive environment for persons who identify as LGBTQIA, those who might be questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, and those who would like support as they navigate the coming out process. Come join us to meet new people, build a sense of community, and to share your experiences (both the benefits and challenges) of being LGBTQIA.
This group helps students learn and use Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) skills to manage depression.
This support group is for students who are seeking connection, community, support and understanding in their unique and shared journeys of healing connected to sexual assault. Some members come with recent experiences of sexual assault and others are facing current impacts of past sexual assault. The group members typically decide on the topics of discussion based on what is happening in their lives, on social media and in the news.
Various perspectives are shared in seeking understanding and reducing shame as well as what has worked in terms of coping. Some come with the intention of listening and supporting, at times wanting to share something specific as well as any other purpose connected to ones healing. This is a confidential group open to any gender. Please contact Christa, the Sexual Violence Advocate & Educator to schedule a pre-group meeting.
This group is for students who grew up with addiction in their families. Members will increase understanding of the impact of addiction in their lives, examine the thoughts and behaviors shared by many adult children of addiction, and gain insight and strategies for overcoming childhood trauma associated with childhood familial addiction.