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 growth, skill 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.

Fall 2023 Groups

Understanding Self & Others

Mondays, 10-11:30am
Michael Saltzman and Amanda Knapp

This group is for individuals who are interested in learning more about their own identities, processing personal experiences, and better understanding different approaches to interpersonal interactions. Members can give and receive interpersonal feedback, examine patterns of interaction that may be impeding personal growth, practice new behaviors within the safety of the group space, and learn how to communicate more effectively both within and outside of the group.

Knit Happens

Thursdays, 3-4pm 
Kate Rossi

Learn to knit to cope with anxiety! Students will be provided with materials. No prior experience required.

Everything Isn't Terrible

Mondays, 4-5pm
Peggy O'Connor

An anxiety workshop/group, patterned after the book with the same title written by Dr. Kathleen Smith.  Anxiety is inherent in all of us and is a motivating factor to maintain an internal sense of safety.  In today's world we are surrounded with threats both real and imagined resulting in increased anxiety that may overwhelm us and affect our ability to function.  Although we will always "feel" anxious in some capacity, learning to manage the anxious feelings that might prevent us from living a valued-life, can improve our overall well-being.  The group will meet every Monday for one hour starting on 9/25/2023. Each week will build on the previous week's new skills with the goal of developing life-long tools you can use while facing anxiety in various situations.

The Lived Experience of Connection

Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm
**Location is Sadove Sun Porch
David Walden

An offering to connect us to each other and to life.

“Together we are all on a journey called life. We are a little broken and a little shattered inside. Each one of us is aspiring to make it to the end. None is deprived of pain here and we have all suffered in our own ways. I think our journey is all about healing ourselves and healing each other in our own special ways. Let’s just help each other put all those pieces back together and make it to the end more beautifully. Let us help each other survive.” ~Ram Dass

We could all use a little more connection to each other and ourselves. Poetry can help us get out of our habitual ways of thinking and ways of relating to the world, and ground us in the larger life around us and our deeper purpose in being alive. 

In this workshop, I will read poems that I have found to be particularly useful guides for the art of living. We will have time to consider the meanings that arise for us and to learn and grow together. 

Wilderness Adventure Quest

David Walden

The Wilderness Adventure Quest is a weekend group; we hope to offer one group in October and one 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.

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In Crisis?

Call 315-859-4340 and press option 2 to speak with a counselor 24/7/365.

If you want off-campus help, call 1-800-273-TALK or text “START” to 741-741.


Contact Name

Counseling Center

Office Location
Johnson Center for Health and Wellness

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