Counseling Center

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a powerful treatment that allows people to connect deeply with themselves and with others. As one of the most effective treatments for a variety of concerns, it is frequently our go-to recommendation for students who come in for an intake. Groups take place throughout the year. Some are open to everyone, and some require a preliminary screening before you can join, and you may have to wait for an opening. Group titles and times below are for Fall of 2015. 

If you are interested in a group, please contact our Office Coordinator, Lisa Brigandi, at 315-859-4340.

Fall 2015 Groups

Be Really Excitingly Aware This Hour (B.R.E.A.T.H.)
Mondays 11-12.

Take a breath. Can you feel the air in your lungs? You may notice that your heart rate accelerates, and your thoughts slow down.

This 6-week group focuses on using mindfulness and relaxation to manage the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of stress. If you struggle with racing thoughts, worry about the future, or difficulty sleeping, you are not alone. Learn new ways to manage and decrease stress and anxiety by effectively utilizing mindfulness relaxation.

Understanding Self and Others
Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday option, 5-6.30 

Connecting with others is a basic human need. Yet so often our relationships are threatened by conflict, miscommunication and fear. This group will help you understand how you relate to yourself and others in this dynamic and ever-changing social landscape. We may explore romantic and interpersonal relationships, family dynamics, and personal growth and development.