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Group Therapy

 Group counseling is a useful avenue for addressing a variety of issues while connecting with peers in a confidential setting. Counseling Services’ clinicians guide and facilitate small groups, roughly 4-6, who meet weekly to share and process their concerns with one another. Groups tend to address and process a symptom, particular experience, or identity. We offer a few groups each semester. Please read below to view a list of current groups offered. If you are interested in any of the listed groups, please email counselingservices@emu.edu to learn more. 

Reasons why group therapy may be for you:

  •  Connect with your peers
  • Learn how you are perceived by others
  • Experience a sense of acceptance and belonging
  • Discover that you are not alone in the difficulties you are experiencing
  • Hear ideas from others which enhance your ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Benefit from the experience of being helpful to others
  • Learn to constructively express your feelings and thoughts to others
  • Gain encouragement by observing the progress of others

Spring 2021 Semester Groups:

Grounded- A group for reducing anxiety

Starting February 1st

Do you experience headaches, feel on edge, or worry all the time? These symptoms may be a result of anxiety. Counseling Services wants you to know that you are not alone and is offering a group where you can share, connect, and build a confidential community of support with other students who are also struggling with anxiety. This group will be offered 1x per week for 4 weeks, beginning the week of September 14th. The goals for this group are to reduce anxiety symptoms, increase resiliency, and improve self-care.

Please contact Counseling Services at counselingservices@emu.edu for more information.

Rooted-A Therapy Group for Women of Color

Starting February 2nd

Rooted is a narrative therapy group for women of color. This group offers a space for connection, social support, identity development, stories, learning from others, and amplifying voices in a confidential setting. This group will process and discuss stories that relate to womanhood and identity. Members will be encouraged to speak on how they are touched by the stories they hear, experienced, or read, and bring stories related to womanhood and identity. 

The group Rooted will be offered once per week for 4 weeks, beginning the week of February 2nd. The goals for this group are to increase connection, increase resiliency, and improve self-care together. Please contact Counseling Services at counselingservices@emu.edu for more information.

The World and Me- A Therapy Group for Students of Color

Starting February 1st

A safe and welcoming space where students of color can get support with any issue that may be affecting their mental health. Topics that may be discussed range from anything mental health related such as stress, anxiety, frustation with current events, depression, and how trauma effects the body. 

Please contact Counseling Services at counselingservices@emu.edu for more information.

 

 

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