Group therapy is one of the most effective forms of mental health treatment for college students. The Counseling Center staff have designed groups that meet the specific needs of Colgate students.
Scheduling Group Therapy
Groups are run weekly, often starting about 2-3 weeks into a semester. If you are interested in joining a group, please contact the Counseling Center at 315-228-7385. Students will then be scheduled for a pre-group meeting with the therapist leading the particular group to discuss what to expect and address any questions or concerns.
Group Descriptions & Fall 2022 Schedule
This group is developed for students with depression, anxiety, identity concerns, or relationship issues. Using a flexible structure, the group will address a variety of topics pertaining to mood, stress, diversity, coping, and relating to others.
USO #1 Mondays 4:00-5:15pm - Niki & Naomi
USO #2 Tuesdays 4:15-5:30pm - Christian
USO #3 Wednesdays 3:00-4:15pm - Monique
USO #4 Thursdays 4:00-5:15pm - Niki & Amy R
USO #5 Fridays 1:30-2:45pm (Haven) - Stacy
Anxiety and stress are debilitating for many people and are the leading reasons why students seek services at the Counseling Center. The Stress and Anxiety Management (SAM) group will give students the opportunity to connect with others who struggle with stress, perfectionism, or obsessions.
Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm (Haven) - Dawn
A therapy group to assist students heal from past sexual trauma. This group is designed for students who have been affected by childhood sexual assault violence and would like a space to process and gain support from their peers.
Mondays 12:30-2:00pm - Dawn
This group provides a supportive environment for male-identified students to connect, deepen self-awareness, and actively explore positive masculinity. Students will engage in interactive dialogue and atypical exercises to acknowledge and affirm their strengths, develop respectful leadership, and foster an environment that promotes a healthy peer culture.
Fridays 1:00-2:00pm - Christian
A space for students to gain support for and learn strategies to manage concerns related to eating and/or body image issues.
Fridays 11:00-12:00 - Niki (Haven)
This group was developed to foster honest, supportive, validating, and collaborative discussions about how to survive and thrive in college as a person of color.
Thursdays 4:30-5:45pm - Stacy
This group is developed to support individuals who have experienced a sexual assault or other traumatic experience.
Survivors #1 Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm (Haven) - Dawn & Charm
Survivors #2 TBD - Charm (Haven)
This is a space for international students and those far from home, to explore and share personal narratives and life stories while living in the USA, explore coping-skills and maintenance for mental well-being, and experience the support of a community.
Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm (Haven) - Stacy
Structured workshop designed to help students diagnosed with ADHD develop skills to navigate college.
Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm (107 Lathrop) - Niki & Molly
A judgment-free space to explore their relationship with alcohol and other drugs
Tuesdays 4:00-5:15pm (Shaw Wellness) - Steve
A supportive and affirming group where students can share common experiences and increase their sense of understanding regarding their own gender identity, sexual identity, relationships with others, and sense of empowerment. All identities w/in the LQBTQIA and non-binary gender are welcome.
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm (Rainbow Room) - Monique
This group holds space for those presently impacted by previous traumatic experiences. Students will build peer support as they process and learn together.
Tuesdays 3:30-4:45pm (Haven) - Charm
This group holds space to explore, experiment with, and discuss gender identity.
This group is designed to provide a space where allies/supporters can assist each other through their shared experiences as well as develop skills and learn about resources on and off campus.
Fridays TBD (Haven) - Charm