Support/ Therapy Groups: Fall 2017

Groups are open to students, they meet weekly and they are ongoing throughout the semester. For more information about group counseling including what to expect from your experience please see Support Group Information. If you are interested in the following groups, please contact the VSU Counseling Center at (229) 333-5940 for enrollment information.

Love Your Selfie

This group is specifically designed for women who are experiencing low self-confidence in themselves or in social situations.  Some of the topics will include:  building self-confidence, building healthy relationships, using positive self-talk, learning to encourage yourself and others, learning how not to compare yourself to others and being assertive.  If you’d like to participate, you MUST sign-up in advance by contacting The Counseling Center at (229) 333-5940.  Ms. Rebecca Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor, facilitates this group.  Group meeting date will be determined for Fall semester. 

Keep Calm And Carry On

This group is for both men and women who are struggling with stress, anxiety and worry.  Some of the topics will include:  learning how to calm your body, managing stress, improving self-talk and being present in the moment.  If you’d like to participate, you MUST sign-up in advance by contacting The Counseling Center at (229) 333-5940.  Ms. Heidi O'Connor, Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, facilitates this group.  Group meeting date will be determined for Fall semester. 

Connection

This group is for anyone looking to learn how to establish and deepen connections at VSU and in life. If you'd like to participate, you MUST sign-up in advance by contacting The Counseling Center at (229) 333-5940.  Mr. Bradford Coleman, Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, facilitates this group.  Group meeting date will be determined for Fall semester. 

Depression Group

This group is an on-going group offered through the Counseling Center. It is designed to offer a place of support, hope, and guidance for students with current or past depression. Techniques will be reviewed on how to apply acceptance and action-oriented strategies to manage depression and prevent relapse. Topics may include activity scheduling, value-based living, changing negative thoughts, learning acceptance, and relapse prevention.  If you'd like to participate, you MUST sign-up in advance by contacting The Counseling Center at (229)333-5940.  Caitlin Connolly, Licensed Master Social Worker, facilitates this group.  Group meeting date will be determined for Fall semester. 

Breaking Free

Are you escaping a chaotic home environment? Have you been left guessing what "normal" looks like? This is a support group designed to help students impacted by a parent or guardians' use of substances, gambling, or other addictive behaviors. If you'd like to participate, you MUST sign-up in advance by contacting The Counseling Center at (229)333-5940. Mark Williams, MHR, facilitate this group.  Group meeting date will be determined for Fall semester. 

Horizon

This group is for those who want to learn from, support, and connect with students who balance career, parenting, disability, returning to school, or different life stage.  If you'd like to participate, you MUST sign-up in advance by contacting The Counseling Center at (229) 333-5940.  Mr. Bradford Coleman, Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, facilitates this group.  Group meeting date will be determined for Fall semester. 

Living On

Our grief support group provide a safe environment for you to look at your old beliefs about dealing with loss, which losses have affected your life, and take actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain. If you'd like to participate, you MUST sign-up in advance by contacting The Counseling Center at (229) 333-5940.  Dr. Tricia Hale, Licensed Professional Counselor, facilitates this group. Group meeting date will be determined for Fall semester. 

Fall2017Groups

Please contact the VSU Counseling Center if interested in group meetings.