Understanding Self and Others
This group attempts to provide a safe environment where one may develop more self-awareness and grow personally while exploring oneself in relationship with others. Often members benefit by finding effective ways to connect and communicate with others while addressing their own personal concerns. Group members work toward providing support and helpful feedback to one another.
Understanding Self and Others for Women
This group attempts to provide a safe environment in which students can develop further self-awareness and grow personally while exploring oneself in relationship with others. Often members benefit from a sense of connection vs. isolation, opportunities for learning and practicing effective ways to connect and communicate, an appreciation of the difference between effective ways of relating and the potential unproductive/unsuccessful interpersonal patterns used in the past or in other relationships, work on own personal goals and concerns (general relationship issues, assertiveness, social anxiety, body image/eating issues, survivor/trauma related concerns, etc.). Group members are encouraged to provide support and helpful/genuine feedback to one another.
Ups and Downs Group
This group is for students who have experienced episodes of unstable mood which impact their daily functioning, or have been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Members provide support to one another in learning to live healthy lifestyles within the college environment that promote stable mood along with academic and social success.
Body Image Group
This group attempts to provide a safe environment where one may discuss struggles with body image, and/or disordered eating. Group members will learn to recognize the beliefs and feelings that lead to negative body image and disordered eating, and will process how to challenges the negative messages regarding their bodies that come from the media, peers, or family members. Group members work toward providing support and helpful feedback to one another in a safe environment.
Journey is a group for survivors of trauma and abuse. The group is intended to provide a safe and confidential space to receive support from other survivors and work on issues related to trauma. The group is comprised of up to 8 members who will have the opportunity to connect with other survivors, develop new skills, and continue their journey of healing and hope.
If interested in any of these groups, please call the Counseling Center at (757) 221-3620 and ask to schedule an initial assessment. For more information about group, see our on-line information about what to expect in group counseling.