Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions are a safe, confidential space to share and explore concerns and learn new strategies for overcoming challenges. Group therapy sessions are open to all students, unless otherwise indicated.

Fall Online Group Therapy Schedule

Information about groups, including dates, times and leaders, is listed below. All groups are held virtually on Zoom. 

Schedule - Summer 2022

 
Group Name Leader Day Schedule

Understanding Self and Others

for Undergraduates

Andrew Moe, LPCC,LADC 

he/him

Monday

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Sep.26 - Dec. 5

Understanding Self and Others

for Graduates

Emily Price, PsyD, LP

she/her

Tuesday

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sep.20 - Dec. 6

Understanding Self and Others

for Black Students

Nomcebo Gugu Nkosi, LPCC

she/her

Wednesday

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sep.21 - Dec. 14

Neurodiversity Connections

Jeremy Goldberg, LICSW

he/him

Thursday

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sep.29 - Dec. 15

When Home is Hard

 

Anne Burke, LPCC

she/her

Wednesday

10:00am - 11:30am

Sep. 29 - Dec.1

How to Join a Group

To set up a screening appointment to join a group, call 612-624-1444.

Screening appointments take place over the phone, and typically last 15 to 30 minutes.

Current patients can also ask their therapists about joining a group.

Detailed Schedule - Summer 2022

Information about groups, including dates, times and leaders, is listed below. 

Understanding Self and Others for Undergraduates 

Group Leader: Andrew Moe, LPCC, LADC (he/him)

Mondays, 2:30 - 4:00pm 

September 26th - December 5th 

Are you searching for a place to learn about yourself and better understand your relationships in a safe and accepting environment? You will have the opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings, as well as build confidence in an encouraging atmosphere. The goal is to gain awareness of how you relate with others in the group and understand how these patterns reflect how you relate with others in your life. Attention will be paid to feelings, thoughts and experiences that arise in the group—there will be opportunities to explore the meaning of these behaviors. With the help of the group leader, you will practice giving and receiving support and feedback.

 

Understanding Self and Others for Graduate Students

Group Leader: Emily Price, PsyD, LP, (she/her)

Tuesdays, 1:00- 2:30 pm

September 20th - December 6th  

 

Often graduate students find themselves navigating power dynamics within advisory relationships, questioning their abilities and future, feeling behind their peers in the working world, and struggling to establish and maintain relationships. This group offers graduate students the opportunity to explore the ways in which they relate to themselves and others in a safe space with peers who can relate to the unique challenges of graduate school. Group members will explore their relational patterns and how their experience in graduate school has shifted or intensified them.

 

Understanding Self and Others for Black Students 

Group Leader: Nomcebo Gugu Nkosi, LPCC (she/her) 

Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm 

September 21st - December 14th 

 

A space for Black students to deepen their understanding of self and discuss racial/ ethnic identity development, cultural impact on interpersonal relationships, and experiences of marginalization.

 

Neurodiversity Connections

Group Leaders: 

Jeremy Goldberg, LICSW (he/him) - Boynton Mental Health Clinic

Morgan Winegarden (she/her) - Disability Resource Center

 

Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

September 29th - December 15th 

This group is for undergraduate students who identify as autistic or as a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s. The focus of this group is not only to build community by finding others with similar experiences, but also to develop strategies and identify resources to build resiliency and thrive in a society that isn't always structured for you. We will explore the gifts and challenges experienced by young adults in the neurodiversity community, particularly those unique to the college atmosphere. 

 

When Home is Hard

Group Leader: Anna Burke, LPCC, (she/her pronouns)

Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am

September 29th - December 1st

Dealing with the stress of college is even more difficult when family relationships are painful or unhealthy. In this group you will gain support from others who understand and also experience change and growth by learning new communication and relationship skills.



 

 

 

Questions

How do groups work?

Our groups typically meet for 90 minutes once a week. Some groups meet for most of the semester, while others are short term—four to six sessions. Most groups consist of four to eight members. Process groups provide an environment for students to identify and explore emotions, give and receive support, and practice healthy ways of relating to others. Psychoeducational groups focus on developing skills around a particular concern and often involve discussions and experiential activities to apply the skills you are learning.

How do I get started?

If you are currently a Mental Health Clinic (MHC) client, ask our front desk staff to set up a group screening appointment with a group leader. These screening appointments take place over the phone or in person and typically last 15 to 30 minutes. The screening gives you a chance to ask questions and determine if the group is a good fit for your needs. Students who are new to the MHC should discuss their interest in group during Brief Consultation. Your consultant will arrange for you to meet with the appropriate group therapist for an Intake Appointment. You can also call the group coordinator, Michelle Krypel, at 612-624-1444 with general questions about group therapy.
 

Why should I try a group? Will it be as effective as individual therapy?

Group therapy is considered to be one of the most effective forms of treatment for many issues that confront undergraduate and graduate students, such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, low self-esteem and troubled relationships. Students who try group therapy find that it provides a safe and supportive place to explore their concerns and learn new strategies for overcoming challenges.

Do I have to reveal all my deepest secrets and feelings to the group?

No. You can decide how much and when to share your feelings with the group and no one will force you to share more than you feel comfortable with. Most students are apprehensive about attending a group for the first time and wonder what it will be like to share with people they do not know. However, most find they become more comfortable over time and value the support and feedback they get from their peers. All group members are expected to maintain the confidentiality of the group so everyone can feel safe sharing.

Still have questions?

Contact us at 612-624-1444.