Therapy Groups

If you are interested in a particular group that you do not see listed below, please send us an email with your suggestion/s. If we get enough interest in a particular topic, we will add that group to our roster and will be in contact to let you know.

For specific workshop requests, please fill out the Outreach Request Form.




If you are interested in participating in any of the below groups come to Counseling and Psychological Services to schedule an initial assessment appointment or to arrange a group consultation appointment with the group leader (if you have already had an initial assessment appointment). The group facilitator will provide you with information about the group and help to determine if it is a good "match" for you.

ACT for Anxiety and Depression 

Facilitators: Section 1: Kate Maxey and Paula Nedelcoff; Section 2: Andrea de Cleyre and Alyse LaVerne

Day/Time: Section 1: Wednesdays 10-11:30 am with Kate and Paula, and Section 2: Thursdays 2-3:30 pm with Andrea and Alyse

ACT for Depression and Anxiety is a 7-week group devoted to helping students encounter depression and anxiety differently and pursue a full and meaningful life. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of therapy that helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, and self-defeating behaviors. To learn more about ACT, click HERE.  Acceptance refers to bringing an open and willing attitude toward all internal experiences, even those which are uncomfortable. Commitment means actively working on what you truly care about, even when pain is present. Each group session will include short educational components, group discussions, and experiential exercises. Call to arrange a 30 minute group consult with one of the facilitators if interested: 707-826-3236.

Audio Meditations for the ACT groups (click to listen):

Track 1: ACT Brief Mindfulness

Track 2: ACT Brief Mindfulness + Leaves on a Stream

Track 3: ACT Acceptance of Thoughts and Feelings

Track 4: ACT Willingness Exercise

Coping with Racism and Discrimination

Facilitator: Cedric Aaron

Day/Time: Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 pm

Racism and discrimination continue to be a fact of life for many students of color on college campuses. At times, racism is blatant, such as the use of racial slurs, social media, or even violence. However, it can also frequently arise in more subtle forms, such as stereotyping, micro aggression, or exclusion. Finding ways to cope and bringing concerns to the forefront are important steps in owning personal power.

Grief & Loss

Facilitator & Day/Time: To be determined

Whether you have lost a parent, a friend, a sibling, or someone else... the loss can feel disorienting and even overwhelming. This group will provide a supportive environment in which to talk about your loss with others who are also in the process of grieving and thus understand the pain that you are going through. You don't need to go through this on your own. Call for information and/or to arrange a group consultation at 707-826-3236.

Managing Anxiety and Maximizing Wellness

Facilitator: Shane Calhoun

Day/Time: Section 1 Tuesdays 10:30-11:50 am ; Section 2 TBD.  Check back for update.

Ever wonder why your anxiety doesn’t seem to go away, and why those stress management strategies you read about don’t seem to work?  Come get a better understanding of what anxiety is and how you can begin the path to becoming a calm, worry-free person.  This group draws strategies for managing stress from a number of approaches including CBT, ACT, and exposure therapy to help tailor an anxiety management plan specifically to you to help you get unstuck and living more freely.  If you are open to challenging yourself, this group is designed to help you make changes that last. If interested, call Shane to arrange a group consult at 707-826-3236.

Mindful Living

Facilitators: Elizabeth McCallion and Alyse LaVerne

Day/Time: Wednesdays 3-4 pm from 9/11 to 10/16; 2nd Section TBD

Interested in learning some basic mindfulness meditation skills and practicing in a supportive setting? Mindfulness meditation can help reduce stress, stabilize your mood, increase compassion toward yourself and others, and enhance concentration. Each session consists of a learning a new meditation skill (breath meditation, body scan, gentle yoga, etc.) and a group discussion.

Post-traumatic Growth

Facilitators: Jacqueline Mayrand and Janiel Giraldo

Day/Time: Thursdays 3-4:30 pm

Trauma affects us emotionally, spiritually, in our relations, and particularly, trauma affects how we feel in our bodies! This group will help you understand and identify your trauma-related responses, help you regulate impulsive and self-destructive behaviors, and modulate the highs and lows of your emotions and arousal. It will be a safe place to learn and to practice exercises that are designed to help you tolerate your own emotions and body experiences so that the past doesn’t control how you feel about the present.

Relating to Self & Others

Facilitators: Liza Auerbach and Kate Maxey

Day/Time: Tuesdays 3:30-5 pm.  2nd section to be determined, check back for update.

Do you sometimes push people away or get too clingy? Do you have problems asking for what you want or saying “no” to what you don’t want to give? Do you have trouble grieving losses (such as a break-up) and moving on? Do you remain in relationships that you know are not good for you?  Do you often push your feelings aside or become overwhelmed by your emotions?  Are you interested in deepening your connections as well as figuring out what gets in your way?  This group will help you to explore and strengthen how you relate to yourself and others in a safe and supportive atmosphere. This group fills quickly-- call 707-826-3236 ASAP for a group consult if interested.

Seeking Safety (from trauma and/or harmful behaviors)

Facilitator: Ned Peck and Lindsay Dwelley Russ

Day/Time: Fridays 10-11:30 am

Gain awareness and insights about the effects of trauma and PTSD and learn coping tools to improve functioning and limit the interference of trauma in your life. We will also work on ways of coping that are harmful or counterproductive to healing. Call facilitator, Ned Peck, for information and/or to arrange a group consultation.

Survive & Thrive: A Group for Survivors of Rape and/or Sexual Abuse

Facilitators: Jacqueline Mayrand and Janiel Giraldo

Day/Time: TBD check website for update

Connect with others to know you are not alone. This group provides a safe, healing place to break the silence and move beyond secrecy, fear and shame.  If interested, call to arrange a group consult at 707-826-3236.

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