Group Therapy

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

 

Making Peace with Food

Are you in the middle of a downward spiral of body negativity? If so, then know that you are not alone in your experience. The focus of this group is to explore your relationship with food and how that relationship impacts one’s body image. The group is designed to help members identify and process the factors underlying their unhealthy dynamic with food, recognize their desired approach to food, and explore effective ways to bridge the two while enhancing your self-esteem and developing a sense of compassion and self-respect.  Members will be further supported in developing healthy ways of viewing and caring for their bodies. This support space will be especially useful for students who have previously experienced body image concerns and disordered eating.

 
My Not-So Perfect Family
A group for clients with imperfect familial backgrounds who desire to improve their self-awareness and personal insight while learning to develop more rewarding interpersonal relationships. This group also focuses on navigating family dynamics and relationships within the family.

 

Welcome to SLC: First Year Support Circle

Transitioning to college can be both exciting and overwhelming. First year students might hold feelings of enthusiasm and happiness, and also struggle to connect with others, build relationships, feel homesickness, have difficulty managing responsibility, adulthood, and balancing school work, all while trying to have a social life. This group will provide first year students with a safe space to process their experiences, strengthen support amongst each other, and normalize this transition.  

 

Change Curious

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.

 

Feelings Forward

Learning to be in charge of your emotional life is one of the most satisfying, empowering skills you can learn as a person! This workshop will teach you the nuts and bolts of the art and science of emotional regulation. In four sessions, students will learn about Mindful Constructive Focusing, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotional Regulation. These courses run year-round, with each of the four topic areas recycling every month. Students may attend one section, or all four.-we ask for a four session commitment. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

NeuroDivergent Group Support:  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.



For P.E. Credit:

The Health & Wellness Center partners with SLC Athletics to offer the following group classes for P.E. credit each semester:

Mindfulness 
This Counseling Services group offers skills in Mindfulness and Meditation, with an emphasis on decreasing stress and finding satisfaction in daily life. Consisting of 6 modules, the Mindfulness group is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind.

 

Science of Happiness 

This class encourages students to identify their strengths and work to nurture and increase them. Enabling students to focus on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way in an effort to foster inner calm and greater equanimity. This course will equip students with simple, yet powerful strategies for building strengths in an intentional and mindful way.

 

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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