The 2019 Spring Groups
- Half Semester Skills Groups
- Yoga for Wellness & Body Positivity - This 6-week group focuses on promoting mental, emotional, and physical wellness using a mind-body approach, making it unique in comparison to traditional group therapy. It combines yoga postures, breath work, meditation, and group discussion to provide tools and experiences to facilitate connection to your inner wisdom within a supportive body-positive environment. No prior yoga experience necessary. Wednesdays 10-11:30am
- LEMUR Group - Learning about Emotions, Mindfulness, and Understanding Relationships (LEMUR) – This group is designed for students who are interested in changing behavior patterns that are no longer helpful. Using a DBT-informed approach, this group will target the causes of distress and promote effective coping skills. Members will learn mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and relationship skills in a supportive environment that balances self-acceptance and change. This group will provide a blend of structured skills training, experiential activities, and between-session practice. It will run in 5-week sessions, twice per semester. Session 1 tentative start: Jan 29th, or Feb. 5th. session 2: March 26th, Tuesdays 3-4:30pm
- Mindfulness for Mental Health - Learn to cultivate your own meditation practice to help work through a wide variety of mental health concerns while building self-knowledge and resiliency. Mindfulness involves stepping out of “auto-pilot” reactions and learning to pay more attention to our present experiences. Activities in this 4-week group will help participants cultivate a mindful approach to their lives, which can decrease stress, create emotional balance, and help a person to take action more in line with their values. Mindfulness is offered twice per semester. Wednesdays 1:30-3pm
- Therapy Groups
- Understanding Self and Others - Issues commonly addressed vary from depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-esteem, issues of family conflict or abuse, etc. Students who want to resolve specific concerns as well as those seeking personal growth are welcome. This can be a good time to get peers’ perspectives on various issues, and to recognize that you are not alone. Mondays 2-3:30pm; Tuesdays 3-4:30pm, Wednesdays 3-4:30pm; Thursdays 2-3:30pm, Fridays 1-2:30pm, and a mid-semester start group Wednesdays 1:30-3pm
- Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Queer/Questioning Therapy Group - This group will present an opportunity for students with diverse sexual orientation identities to explore life challenges. It will provide a safe environment in which to address a variety of issues (e.g., coming out, spirituality, family relationships, depression, self-esteem, etc.). Goals include reducing isolation, finding support and making positive changes. Mondays 5-6:30pm
- Transgender Therapy Group - A variety of issues will be explored in a safe and supportive environment. Some of the issues will be unique to students who are transgender or gender-nonconforming. Goals of the group include: reducing isolation, finding support and making changes. Thursdays 3:30-5pm
- Connections Group - This group welcomes students with marginalized or under-represented identities on campus to share and connect in a confidential, supportive space. The goals of the group will be to reduce isolation, have open conversations about mental health, and build coping skills. Mondays 1-2:30pm, February 11- April 15th. Please contact Audrey Stone at 828-262-3180 with questions.
- Men’s Group - This group offers a unique forum where men may encourage, challenge, and prepare each other in the pursuit of their chosen path, explore their values, virtues and obstacles, as well as acquire training in psychological skillsets. We welcome men from all walks of life. TBA
- Painful Pasts, Promising Futures Group - This group is designed for those who have experienced traumatic events in their lives or who come from backgrounds in which they did not feel safe. Members will learn how their past experiences and their biology are affecting their lives now, and they will learn what to do about it! Members will learn important insights about their patterns in relationships and skills to better manage their emotions and relationships. Tuesdays 5-6:30pm
- Food/Mood Group -This group is designed for students who use food and/or exercise to cope in ways that would be considered "unhealthy". Through support and exploration of our personal selves, we will focus on the development of more positive coping skills and learn to better manage the underlying issues that often trigger such negative behaviors. Mondays 4-5:30pm; Tuesdays 2-3:30pm
To get started, come to the Counseling Center during Initial Interview times, call 828-262-3180, or
visit our website www.counseling.appstate.edu If you are interested in group but these times do not
work for you, please get in touch with Dr. Sara Klčo, email@example.com
The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma. Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.
During operating hours, students in crisis can walk in any time.