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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, we offer a diverse array of groups throughout the year that are focused on personal growthskill development, and peer support.

Prospective group members are required to attend a pre-group information session. This is a brief meeting with the group leader before group begins that provides information about the group, and helps determine if the group is a good fit for your needs. If you are interested in a group, please contact our Office Manager at 315-859-4340.

Understanding Self & Others (9 sections)
Beyond Labels
Women & Relationships
WISE Mind: A Skills Based Group
International Student Support

In, Out, & In-Between
Academic Confidence
Wilderness Adventure Quest

Spring 2017 Groups

Understanding Self & Others

Mondays, 10:30-noon, for seniors: Dennis g. lalonde, jr. & heather cosgrove
Mondays 5-6:30pm, for men: dennis g. lalonde, jr.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm: dennis g. lalonde, jr.
Wednesdays, 9-10:30am: dennis g. lalonde, jr. & Shannon March
Wednesdays, 4-4:30: dennis g lalonde, jr.
thursdays, 9-10:30am: dennis g lalonde, jr.
thursdays, 1:30-3pm: Heather cosgrove
fridays, 10-11:30am, for women: heather cosgrove & shannon march

Connecting with others is a basic human need. Yet so often our relationships are threatened by conflict, miscommunication and fear. These groups 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. 

Beyond Labels

Time TBA: hidetoshi hama

Do you feel like you don’t quite fit in? Do you have doubts or uncertainty about parts of yourself? Please join Beyond Labels. Grounded in the idea that we do not exist in a vacuum and are all multicultural beings, this group offers a safe and confidential space to intentionally and mindfully explore different parts of you (e.g., identities), such as race and ethnicity, age, gender and sexuality/sexual orientation, social class, spirituality, ability, etc., and to have open and authentic dialogues about how these parts of you impact your worldviews and various existential concerns.

Women & Relationships

Wednesdays, 9-10:30Am: sarah j. Colwell

What are your roles in relationships? What are the expectations others have regarding these roles? How do you relate to other women? How do you feel about yourself as a woman? This group focuses on giving people who identify as women a unique space to process questions around our gender identity and socialization while creating deep bonds with one another. This group is based around a feminist psychology perspective where the group gets to take the lead in what is shared and how it is shared. 

WISE Mind: A Skills-Based Group

thursdays, 11-noon: sarah j. Colwell

How well do you cope with stress and stressful situations? Is it hard for you to say “no” to others or ask others for what you need? This group will use skills-based techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help you learn to identify your feelings and shift your negative self-talk while helping you build beneficial coping skills around reducing stress and anxiety. It will also teach skills related to interpersonal effectiveness and assertive behavior. This group will be 6 sessions long.

International Student Support

thursdays, bi-weekly, 4-5pm: hidetoshi hama ("Hama") & sindy Chen '19

The ISS Group (facilitated in English) provides a safe and fun place for international students to come together to discuss adjustment experiences in the U.S. and to support each other. Any Hamilton international student, regardless of national origin, age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity, are welcome. Possible topics include cross-cultural experiences, emotional and relationship challenges (e.g., home-sickness), as well as academic and career-related concerns. This group is a drop-in group so feel free to just stop by. Hope to see you soon!

In, Out, & In Between (LGBTIQQA)

thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm: dennis g. Lalonde, Jr.

This is a group for folks of all genders and sexual identities to talk about issues of intersectionality through the lens of gender and sexuality. Whether you are on the DL or out loud and proud, this group will provide a forum for discussing your sexual and gender identity in the context of your lived experience.

Academic Confidence

fridays, 1:30-2:30pm: hidetoshi hama ("hama")

The Academic Confidence group offers a safe space for students who struggle with anxiety and other psychological barriers with classes to come together and discuss various strategies to overcome them. It should be noted here that the group is not a tutoring program, but that by actively attending the sessions and following the suggestions discussed in the group, you could expect to gain benefits such as learning to build more confidence, better time and stress management, improved study habits, and knowing the resources available to you.

Wilderness Adventure Quest

Friday-Sunday, late April (tba): david walden 

The Wilderness Adventure Quest is a weekend group; we hope to offer one group in late April, weather permitting. Stay tuned to your email for more information. These groups require an application, which will be sent via email several weeks before date of the trip.

Contact Information


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Clinton, NY 13323
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