Spring 2022 Group Therapy

 

Appalachian State Counseling Center

Spring 2022 Group Therapy

 

Quick Access Groups:

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  • Anxiety Toolbox: We can’t eliminate all stressors, but we can balance them with coping skills! This experiential and psychoeducational group will provide students who experience anxiety and stress-related issues with simple, effective coping skills they can incorporate into their lives to reduce distress and increase positive coping and self-care. Meets weekly for 3 sessions. Mondays 1:00-1:50pm.
  • Kind Mind: Struggling to cope with the harsh, self-critical voice in your head? Find it difficult to treat yourself with kindness and grace? Come to Kind Mind to practice skills that are shown to improve mood, support healthier self-esteem, and build compassion for yourself and others. Meets weekly for 2 sessions. Thursdays 11:00-11:50 AM.

 

Full-semester Therapy Groups: 

These groups meet weekly throughout the semester, allowing students to build connections, make progress toward goals, and discuss a broad range of mental health topics.

 

Understanding Self and Others: "USO" groups support students in building insight into how they relate to others, to the world around them, and to themselves. Students who want to address specific concerns as well as those seeking personal growth are welcome. Issues commonly explored include depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-esteem, family conflict, and more. This can be a good time to get peers’ perspectives on various issues, and to recognize that you are not alone. Meets Mondays 3:00 to 4:30 or Wednesdays 3:30 to 5:00.

Understanding Self and Others for Transfer Students: This "USO" group supports transfer students in building insight into how they relate to others, to the world around them, and to themselves. While transfer students likely have some issues in common (transitioning to a new college, friends, town, etc.), the discussion will not be limited to only transfer-related topics. Other issues commonly explored include depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-esteem, family conflict, and more. This can be a good time to get peers’ perspectives on various issues, and to recognize that you are not alone. Meets Tuesdays 5:00 to 6:30 PM.

DBT Skills Group:  Struggling to manage your emotions, relationships, or daily living? This weekly, semester-long group will teach effective strategies to enhance your life and well-being. In this interactive, DBT-informed skills group, you will learn practical skills which can be implemented immediately. Topics include being mindful in the present moment, regulating emotions to reduce suffering, being effective in relationships, and tolerating distress.  Meets Tuesdays 2:00-3:30.

Food/Mood: 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. If you are interested, have questions, or are wondering if this group is for you, then please contact Ashley Wilson at wilsonar4@appstate.edu for more information. Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm. 

LGBTQQ+ (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer/Questioning+): This group will present an opportunity for students with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities to explore life challenges together. It will provide a supportive 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. If you are interested, have questions, or are wondering if this group is for you, then please contact Sammi Brown at brownsa12@appstate.edu. Meets Thursdays 1:30 to 3:00.  

Support Group for Students of Color: Being a student of color can sometimes be a very stressful and challenging experience. Our hope is to provide a safe, supportive and empowering space to help make connections, explore how to cope with stress, have conversations about navigating relationships, discuss struggles, experiences and concerns about what it means to be a student of color at App State. Some of the themes that may be discussed will include academic concerns, culturally based expectations, self-care, relationships, belongingness, emotional health issues, and any other stressors that may be experienced by students of color in this environment. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and process their experiences and also provide and receive feedback in a therapeutic and supportive space. If you are interested, have questions, or are wondering if this group is for you, then please contact Gayatri Titus at titusgt@appstate.edu. Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm. 

Trauma Recovery Group: 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 explore helpful strategies. Members will learn important insights about their patterns in relationships and skills to better manage their emotions. This group is most helpful for those who have already received some therapy related to their traumatic experiences. If you are interested, have questions, or are wondering if this group is for you, then please contact Julie Keys at keysj@appstate.edu.  Mondays 3:00-4:30 pm. 

Want to try Group?

Get started by calling the Counseling Center to

Schedule an Initial Consultation: (828) 262-3180

To learn more about our groups, visit counseling.appstate.edu

or email Julie Keys, groups coordinator: keysj@appstate.edu

 

Emergency Services

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.

For additional resources see our Emergency Services page.

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