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.355.8270

Group Counseling

Personal Counseling Groups

The Counseling Center offers a variety of counseling, support, and educational groups each semester. Participants in groups benefit from the mutual support and learning that occurs from interaction with others who have similar concerns. For more information about our groups, or to schedule your pre-group interview, please call 355-8270.

Group Counseling

Below is a listing of our diverse and supportive groups:

 

Click for a printable list of our groups.

ACT Group

Facilitator: Dr. John Taylor

This group is appropriate for clients with anxiety and/or depression. The purpose of this group is to teach clients how to reconnect to the present moment and make their live more about pursuing what is important to them.

A pre-group interview is required. Please call: (517) 355-8270.

Group meets on Mondays from 3:00 - 4:30pm in the MSU Counseling Center room 207.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

Facilitator: Bonnie Wheeler, M.A., L.P.C., L.M.S.W.

This is a support group for students who grew up with an alcoholic person in their life.

A pre-group interview is required. Please call: (517) 355-8270.

Group start date and time TBD.

African American Female Therapy Group

Photo of woman smilingFacilitators: Carmen Gear, M.A., L.P.C., Talitha Easterly, Ph.D.

A non-traditional group approach incorporating essential elements of African American Culture. The group is offered to assist individual members with moving toward self-healing through collective sharing around multi-media stimuli.

A pre-group interview is required. Please call: (517) 355-8270.

Group meets on Mondays from 3:30- 5:30 pm. MSU Counseling Center, 13/13A Student Services Building.

Anxiety Group I

Facilitator: Dr. Duk-Hae Sung

A skills based group focused on general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, perfectionism, and mild OCD. Some mindfulness-based approaches will be included.

A pre-group screening is required. Please call: (517) 355-8270.

Group meets on Tuesdays from 1:30pm - 2:30pm. MSU Counseling Center, 207, Student Services Building.

Anxiety Group II

Facilitator: Dr. Duk-Hae Sung

This group will be a process based focused on students with anxiety.

A pre-group screening is required. Please call: (517) 355-8270

Group meets on Thursdays from 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Bipolar Disorder Support Group

Facilitator: Dr. Scott Brown

A group for members of the MSU student community who are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Targets for the group will include psycho-education, mood charting, strategies for hypomania, cognitive restructuring/skill acquisition, activity management, medication adherence and relapse prevention.

A pre-group interview is required with Dr. Brown. Please call: (517) 355-8270.

Group meets on Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:30pm, and also on Fridays from 2:00 - 3:30pm  MSU Counseling Center, 207, Student Services Building.

Breaking or Broken?: A Relationships Therapy Group

Facilitator: Dr. John Lee

Are you having difficulties in your significant relationships (e.g. romantic break-up, family problems, etc.)? This group will help you understand yourself, your relationships, and the processes of forgiving and healing. We will also explore how to develop healthy patterns of relating to those individuals who mean the most to you (sorry this is not a couples group).

A pre-group interview is required with Dr. Lee. Please call: (517) 355-8270.

Group meets on Thursdays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. MSU Student Services Building, 13/13A.

Drop-In and Be Well

Facilitators: Dr. Jen Grzegorek and Kelle Sajdak, M.A., L.P.C.

"Drop-in and Be Well" is a rotating, 4-session educational seminar series on the following four topics:

1) Healthy Relationships        

2) Stress Management

3) Healthy Sleep

4) Managing Thoughts and Feelings

Each session will be full of information and practical strategies to help you with your personal growth and mental health. Students may choose to attend any or all of the topics. Click on the flyer to the right to see the schedule for the four topics.

There is no need to register, and you don't need to be a Counseling Center client to attend. Simply come on by!

Seminars will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-2pm and/or Thursdays from 4-5pm. All seminars will be held in the Counseling Center, room 207 Student Services Building.

Eating Disorder Group - MSUCC

Facilitators: Donna Kitrick, L.M.S.W., Dr. Duk-Hae Sung

A group for members of the MSU student community who are experiencing difficulties with eating and/or body image. Topics will include recognizing cues that stimulate anxiety about body image or eating and learning new methods of responding to those various cues. Automatic thoughts and habituated behavior will also be examined and different ways of thinking and behaving will be explored.

A pre-group interview is required. Please call: (517) 355-8270.

Group meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:30pm. MSU Counseling Center, 207, Student Services Building.

Epilepsy Group

Facilitator: Dr. Tawa Sina

A new group for students who experience or are being treated for seizures. A diagnosis including seizures is required.

No screening is required. For more information please contact Dr. Tawa Sina at: tawas@cc.msu.edu

Group meets on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:30pm. MSU Counseling Center, 207, Student Services Building.

Graduate Minority Women's Support Group

Photo of smiling women
Facilitator: Dr. Tawa Sina

The focus of this group is to assist minority women in traversing the academic and social pressures involved with being a graduate student. Open to all graduate women with minority status (e.g., race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion).

A pre-group interview is required with Dr. Sina. Please call: (517) 355-8270.

Group will meet on Mondays from 3:00 - 4:30pm. MSU Counseling Center, 207, Student Services Building.

Graduate Student Therapy Group

Facilitator: Dr. John Lee

Being a graduate student can have unique challenges, both professionally and personally. This therapy group will utilize supportive dialogue and action methods to reduce stress, facilitate healing, and encourage growth.

A pre-group interview is required with Dr. Lee. Please contact the MSU Counseling Center at: (517) 355-8270 or email JohnL@cc.msu.edu to make an appointment with Dr. Lee

Group meets on Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. Student Services Building, 13/13A.

Grief Recovery Group

Facilitator: Bonnie Wheeler M.A., L.P.C., L.M.S.W.

This is a group for members of the MSU student community who are experiencing difficulties in handling the death of a loved one.

Group Goals:

  • (1) normalize the experience of bereavement using psycho-education about grief and experiential exercises,
  • (2) provide support for students who have experienced a recent death or loss in their life,
  • (3) provide a safe place for students to talk about their feelings regarding their recent loss.

Topics will include normal grief, dimensions of grief, fears related to loss, and coping strategies.

A pre-group screeing is required. Please call: (517) 355-8270 to make an appointment with Bonnie.

Group meets on Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. MSU Counseling Center, 207, Student Services Building.

Our Space

Facilitator: Dr. Jen Grzegorek

This group is designed for students who wish to receive support around sexual orientation and gender identity.

Pre-Group screening is not required. For more information please contact Dr. Jen Grzegorek at: jeng@cc.msu.edu

Group meets on Fridays from 11:00am - Noon. MSU Counseling Center, 207, Student Services Building.

Transititions

Facilitators: Donna Kitrick L.M.S.W. & Kelle Sajdak, M.A., L.P.C.

This is a drop-in group for new students that are having a hard time adjusting to their new environment.

An initial screening appointment is required to come to this group. For more information please contact Donna Kitrick at: donnak@cc.msu.edu or Kelle Sajdak at: kelles@cc.msu.edu.

Group meets on Fridays from 3pm - 4pm. MSU Counseling Center, 207, Student Services Building.

Sexual Assualt Groups

After the Silence

Facilitator: Lauren Allswede, L.M.S.W.

A group for female-identified survivors of sexual violence.

A pre-group screeing is required. Please call 517-355-8270 to schedule an appointment for your screening.

Group meets on Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm, starting on January 14th, 2014. MSU Counseling Center, 207, Student Services Building.

MENding Our Past

Facilitators: Lauren Allswede, L.M.S.W. and Dr. John Taylor. This psychotherapy group is for male students who had unwanted, abusive, or confusing sexual experiences at some point in their lives, which may still affect them. By providing a safe and confidential space where men can experience support and validation, we will empower men to build healthy coping strategies, move forward, and begin to see themselves as resilient and whole. All enrolled male MSU students are eligible.

A pre-group screening is required. Please contact Dr. John Taylor at JohnT@cc.msu.edu or Lauren Allswede, L.M.S.W. at LaurenA@cc.msu.edu

Group meets on Fridays from 1pm - 2:30pm. MSU Counseling Center, 207, Student Services Building.  

Check out this video about our group: http://youtu.be/9WvtkNrt1m0

 

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