Group Therapy

Please schedule an 30 minute initial consultation if you are interested in participating in any of the following groups:

Beyond Being Blue: Managing Low Moods

This group is for students with mild to moderate symptoms of depression. Participants will learn more about depression, acquire tools to help improve their mood and behaviors, set goals, and receive weekly support.

 

Creating Healthy Relationships

This group is for students who are interested in learning about their relationships with themselves and with others, for the purpose of increasing healthy, meaningful connections. Participants will gain insight and awareness about ineffective interpersonal patterns of relating that they may engage in without even realizing it, and develop newer ways of interacting that lead to more authentic, fulfilling connections. In this group, the emphasis is on learning in ‘real time’ how to be present.  Participants work towards improving self-awareness, identifying and communicating needs appropriately and effectively, and appropriate boundary setting.

 

Damage Control!: Making Safer Choices about Drugs and Alcohol

Do you ever feel like you want more control over your relationship with drugs or alcohol?  Do you ever feel like the way you use gets in the way of your own goals, or that it’s caused damage to your friends, family, or community? There’s probably a reason, and we want to understand that. This group is designed to navigate all the complicated reasons that people use, and all the ways they do it, in order to facilitate your choices about and your control over drugs and alcohol. For some people that means quitting and for others, it means avoiding or reducing harm by setting limits and making educated and safer choices in the way they use their drug of choice. Together, we will unwrap the multitude of meanings that substance use plays in your life.

 

Gryphon Rising

This confidential support group is open to students who have experienced rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse in the recent past. The goal of this group is to provide a safe, healing, and empowering space for survivors to discuss their experiences. Group members will receive support around a range of issues including relationships, intimacy, sexuality, safety, trust, and communication. Members will also learn skills to support self- regulation, mind-body awareness, and a sense of control.

 

Healing From Family Challenges

For students who have experienced significant distress within their family of origin (such as abuse, neglect, enmeshment, parentification, substance use, divorce or separation, etc.), which has impacted core beliefs about self and others, self-worth, and relationships with self and others. By exploring the impact of family experiences, this group helps participants to heal through relationships by increasing self-awareness, developing a nurturing “inner parent,” enhancing interpersonal skills, and working towards personal goals.

 

Here and Now: First Year Support

This closed group offers first year students a safe, confidential environment to work through a broad range of issues including balancing academics, peer or romantic relationships, learning how be independent, family issues, handling conflict, the challenges of communication (including online), personal growth, self-esteem, and intersectional identities. The group will offer honest, gentle feedback from the therapist and participants about ways that you might be interacting and thinking that may seem unhelpful to yourself or others. These interactions give members an opportunity to gain insight and knowledge while also fostering a sense of community through meaningful connections.

Living with Loss: You’re not alone

The death of someone close to us can lead to overwhelming and varying emotions. For the college student, an added difficulty is managing school while dealing with the loss. This group creates a safe and supportive space for students to connect with others and to share stories, struggles, strengths, and ways of coping, with others who have experienced a loss.

 

Making Peace with Food

Do you feel at war with your body? Do you find yourself constantly thinking about what, when, and how much to eat? Do you yearn to just feel comfortable in your own skin? This group is designed to help members identify and process the factors underlying unhealthy relationships with food and body-image. The goals of this group include enhancing your self-esteem, compassion, and respect for your body while developing a deeper sense of embodied self.  This supportive space will be especially useful for students who have previously experienced body image concerns and disordered eating.

 

Managing Chronic Illness

Does having a chronic illness affect your relationships? Are you wondering how you are going to manage your illness while being a student? Are you having a difficult time attending to your health in the ways you know you should? Would you like to make lifestyle changes to enhance your health? If YES, come join this group for students with a chronic illness (invisible or visible) to understand, explore and share your experiences. This group also provides the opportunity to obtain on-going support for functioning optimally as a student and living a fully satisfying life.

 

Stress Busters: Managing Anxiety

Many people feel anxious or stressed about anything and everything. While a certain amount of stress can be useful, there are times when it becomes very disruptive to our lives. Managing Anxiety is a skills group with the goal being to learn strategies that can help to reduce anxiety. We will identify unhelpful thinking as well as triggers associated with your anxiety. The group will also focus on building skills that you can integrate into your daily life to calm the mind and body and also build resilience to navigate difficult times.

 

The Neurodiverse SLC Universe

This is a supportive community space open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are on the autism/neurodivergent spectrum. Join CAPS and the Office of Disability Services biweekly to connect and converse with others on selected topics of mutual interest such as procrastination, building social connections and navigating a healthy and happy experience at SLC.

 

Your Craft, Your Voice; enhancing the creative sense of self

This is a group for artists who would like to enhance their psychological sense of self and wellbeing through their art, and also let that same sense of self inform their artistic voice. This group uses psychological group process to gain a better understanding of self and voice through showcasing (and sometimes even workshopping!) individual pieces as well as discussing method. Be ready to show up and share the ugly and the beautiful as you reveal your work and yourself to each other.

 

 

Emergency: 911

SLC Health & Wellness Center (M-F; 9am-5pm)

  • 914-395-2350 

SLC Westlands Desk (After hours)

  • 914-395-2222

24 hour Mental Health Student Support (MySSP):

  • 1-866-743-7732
  • texting through the MySSP app (free download from app store)

24 hour Hotlines:

  • National Mental Health Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • NYC Well (24 hr Mental Health Support): 1-888-692-9355
  • Westchester Victim Assistance Services: 914-345-9111
  • Students with CHP (College Health Insurance)
    • Nurse Hotline: 1-800-634-7629
    • Behavioral/Mental Health Hotline: 1-888-857-5462
  • Students with other health insurance should check their insurance card for resources

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