Please schedule an 30 minute initial consultation if you are interested in participating in any of the following groups:
The Bereavement Group is designed for Sarah Lawrence students who are coping with the loss of a loved one, either in the recent past or from long ago.
Culture, Race and Identity Group
This group focuses on psychological experiences that are common to the human condition--relationship concerns, identity formation, anxiety, community issues, etc.--with an eye towards the unique minority experience that is part of a larger culture. It is designed to provide a safe therapeutic process for students of all minority status (gender, sexual orientation, racial, cultural, etc.) to explore issues associated with being perceived as "other".
Harm Reduction Therapy Group
Harm Reduction is defined as reducing any damage caused by alcohol or other drug (AOD) use to the user, the user’s friends, the user’s family, and the user’s community. For some students, the healthiest relationship with alcohol and other drugs, or the best way to reduce harm, is not to use them at all. We will help you negotiate the complexity of quitting, if that is what you choose to do. 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 in the harm reduction therapy group we will unwrap the multitude of meanings that substance use plays in the student’s life.
LGBTQ Support Group
This group focuses on psychological experiences that are common to the human condition—relationship concerns, depression, anxiety, community issues, etc.—with an eye towards the unique experience of wrestling with these dilemmas. It is designed to provide a safe and communal space for students to explore issues and to delve deeper into their psyches.
Smoking Cessation Group
The Smoking Cessation Group will provide a supportive, structured environment for students with the desire to quit smoking. The American Cancer Society’s quit smoking program, “Freshstart,” consists of six sessions.
Sexual Violence Support Group
The Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group is a safe, supportive place to explore the issues and feelings surrounding the experience of adult sexual assault. Membership is intended to help reduce the experience of isolation often experienced by survivors.
Chronic Illness Support Group
The Chronic Illness Support Group is where students can receive support when managing a chronic illness during the college years. Attendees will work on effective coping skills and explore the mind / body's connection. This group will provide a safe setting to understand the challenges of a chronic illness.