Summer 2021 Group Teletherapy

The ASU Counseling Center currently offers group teletherapy via a secure Zoom Telehealth platform. Interested in joining a group? Get started by calling us at (828) 262-3180 to schedule an Initial Consultation.

 

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. If you are interested, have questions, or are wondering if this group is for you, then please contact Brooke Powers at powersba@appstate.edu. The group facilitators will be Brooke Powers M.S.Ed. and Hailey FitzGerald B.S. Thursdays 1-2:30 pm. For more information, check out our group flyer!

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 Brooke Powers for more information. The group facilitators will be Brooke Powers M.S.Ed. and Meghan Krasnow M.A.. Wednesdays 3-4:30pm. For more information, check out our group flyer!

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 Emily Lazar at lazarek@appstate.edu. The group facilitators will be Emily Lazar Psy.D. and Sammi Brown B.A..  Thursdays 1-2:30 pm. For more information, check out our group flyer!

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 for more information.  The group facilitators will be Gayatri Titus Ph.D. and Calista Colbert B.A.. Wednesdays 1-2:30. For more information, check out our group flyer!

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 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. 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 keysk@appstate.edu.  The group facilitators will be Julie Keys Psy.D. and Logan Hartnell M.A.. Thursdays 1-2:30pm. For more information, check out our group flyer!

 

 To learn more about groups please call (828) 262-3180, or email Brooke Powers.

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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