Group counseling is a type of psychotherapy that involves meeting with a group of individuals whom all face similar concerns. Group sessions involve sharing your experiences and listening to others experiences. … Also, you may have an opportunity to continue with the same group into the next quarter. At this time, Group sessions are available through Zoom with the exception of the Walk and Talk Group.
The current Therapy Group sessions are as follows:
Build Gratitude in Your Life
Wednesday at 4:00 PM
This group is formatted to help the group participants to understand the benefit of gratitude in a life and to provide educational resources that could help the individual understand the relationship of self to the practice of gratitude. The six sessions will provide opportunities to develop a definition of gratitude and understand the current level of gratitude in the life of the individual.
Monday at 4:00 PM
Our goal is to provide a safe and understanding environment that facilitates healthy discussion among peers.
Gender Variant Group
Wednesday at 5:00 PM
This group provides a safe and affirming space to explore a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, relationships, self-acceptance, and coping with discrimination. Discussions may include gender identity exploration, adjusting to new social identities, negotiating how to come out to friends or family, and/ or transitioning.
Wednesday at 5:00 PM
For female undergraduate and graduate students looking for a safe space to communicate their needs, feelings, and form new relationships. This group will provide insight and awareness when dealing with overall college experience and encourage self-confidence. Come be a part of our new girl group!
Wednesday at 4:30 PM
Are you feeling overwhelmed by academic pressures and other stressful circumstances? This group is for students who want to learn about anxiety and how to manage it. This structured skills group uses cognitive-behavioral based strategies to help break the cycle of anxiety.
Monday at 5:30 PM
We’ve all heard it said that adulting is hard, but doing it together may make it seem a little easier. Our goal is to work together navigating being an adult within these themes: Adulting With A Purpose, Adulting Like A Boss, and Adulting In Community. Discussions may include understanding our personal identity/purpose, balancing work/play, learning how to communicate in disagreements, fostering adult relationships, and learning management skills of our time, money, and self.
Monday at 4:00 PM
This an interpersonal process group providing awareness of suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviors in a safe and validating environment. Students will learn ways to respond, rather than react to one’s thoughts and emotions towards self-harm and suicidality.
Life After Loss
Tuesday at 5:15 PM
An open group experience addressing the emotional intensity of loss, grief, and/or other disruptive and unwelcoming life changes ranging from the death of a loved one to loss of confidence. The group focuses on empathetic personal interaction concentrating on stages of loss, living with disappointment and sadness, the healing process, and finally, hope and personal affirmation and confirmation that all is well.
Walk and Talk
Thursday at 5:30 PM meet at Lady of the Mist.
Hop up, and come explore the beautiful parks and scenery that Louisiana Tech has to offer. If you have felt stuck in the past (or stuck on the couch) come join us! Being physically active helps release some tensions and stimulates new thoughts and ideas. It is a metaphor for moving forward. This group will enable you to grow closer to yourself, others and nature all at once!
Tuesday at 4:00 PM
This group provides a safe and affirming space to explore a variety of issues, including, but not limited to personal and interpersonal experiences with cultural discrimination, microaggressions, and stress. Discussions may include personal and relational impact of societal discourse around culture and marginalization, discrimination and coping with discrimination, microaggressions, and stress during COVID-19.
Alcohol and Other Drugs Groups
A.I.M (Alcohol and other drugs– individual management/T.H.C. (Teaching Healthy Choices about Marijuana)
Monday at 5:00 PM
Increasing the student’s awareness of decision making related to alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. Recognition of early warning signs. Understanding the consequences and effects of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs on one’s health. Emphasis is placed on changing patterns associated to the student’s use, including peer influence, environmental factors, decision-making skills, coping skills, emotional well-being. Skills and awareness necessary for ongoing development of personal identity and emotional awareness, including self-monitoring, and maintenance of self-esteem, and critical thinking.
Academic Groups and Workshops
Smart HABITS Academy
Monday and Thursday at 3:00 PM
Providing assistance for students who are “at risk” of academic probation or suspension, coaching students to learn the fundamental skills and strategies to achieve better life choices and to improve their GPA. Topics cover all areas of college student’s life to include studying, lifestyle, relationships, behaviors, and finding your purpose through your career. Certificate of completion is obtained as documentation of completion.
Wednesday at 3:00 PM
Take time out of your busy week and learn healthy stress reduction techniques with “hands on” approach and activities. Each week a different engaging activity to reduce stress and learn how to incorporate these fun activities into students’ busy life. If you could benefit from taking time out of your busy schedule to color, play games, learn mediation and mindfulness activities, journaling, and much more, please come join us.