Fall 2023 Groups


Most groups closed to new members mid-semester and will re-open to new members at the start of the next semester. For more information, interested students can contact the Counseling Center.

Grief and Loss Support Group

Fridays, 1:10 – 2:30 PM

Co-led by Frances Mallari, Ph.D. & Feven Fisseha, M.S.

Have you lost a loved one? Are your academics, relationships, or well-being affected by the death of a significant person in your life? Do you feel alone in your grief? If so, you may benefit from the Grief Group. The group is open to anyone struggling with the death of a loved one – whether the loss occurred recently, or a long time ago. This group provides a space for students to express emotions and share experiences related to bereavement as well as receive and provide support for one another. The group will include a combination of psychoeducation and discussion, support, and activities that will vary depending on group members’ needs and preferences.

Understanding Self and Others

Fridays, 1:10 – 2:30 PM

Co-led by Deirdre Gaughan, Psy.D. & Brooke Haseltine, M.S.

This weekly, co-ed, interpersonal process group is designed for students who want more insight into themselves and their interpersonal styles. Group members will learn about the dynamics that influence how they interact with others and have the opportunity to support each other in the process of emotional exploration. This will be a strongly collaborative environment where members can feel safe to share personal experiences and receive feedback.

Confident Cardinals

Fridays, 3:10 – 4:30 PM 

Led by Mark LaSota, Ph.D. & Armahn Rassuli, M.Ed., M.S.

Do you experience nervousness or awkwardness in social situations? Are you bothered by meeting new people or speaking in front of others? The Confident Cardinals group is based on scientific research and has been developed to assist students with social difficulties learn to cope with anxious thoughts and feelings and become more comfortable in social situations. Students can learn and practice specific social skills in a small and supportive group setting, all while building the social confidence that will enhance their college experience!

Empowerment Group

Fridays, 3:10 – 4:30 PM

Led by Karen Miller, L.I.C.S.W. 

The Empowerment Group is a safe, confidential therapy group for female survivors of unwanted sexual experiences. This group focuses on recovery and empowerment, and it is intended to provide a space where survivors can process their experiences, connect to a survivor community, and support each other. Topics are chosen by group members and may include self-care; managing feelings of guilt, blame, and anger; relationships and dating; and spirituality and identity questions

Please note: All groups require a semester-long commitment from participants. Also, students need to complete an intake and pre-screen prior to joining therapy groups.