Confessions from a Self Loather

Getting swept up into the vortex of your own negative thoughts, guilt, self-criticisms, and social comparisons?  Feeling like you’re never enough?

Come join us each Friday to learn how to change your harsh inner critic into your inner protector!  Through the arts, we’ll get to know our internal self loather, learn how to truly hear its point-of-view, and practice channeling its negative voice into one of self-compassion. 

This group meets on Fridays at 1 p.m. Hosted by Carey Patrick Wertz from Counseling Services.

For questions or more information, email Carey Patrick Wertz.

Contemplate and Create

A weekly group that provides a space to engage in creativity and self-reflection through collaging and journaling. Art supplies and journal prompts are provided. Come to unwind, relax, contemplate, and create. No sign-up is required—just show up! 

Hosted by Nora Jordan from Counseling Services every Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Rose Chapel in Lorimer Chapel.

For questions or more information, email Nora Jordan.

Family Rules

A support group for students affected by the substance use of a family member. The group currently meets on Fridays at 11 a.m. and is hosted by Katie Barlow from Counseling Services.

To register, or for questions and more information, email Katie Barlow.

Happy, Free, Confused, and Lonely

A group for Swifties! Does it ever feel like Taylor Swift lives inside your head? Same. If Taylor has provided the soundtrack for your last good cry or your go-to pick-me-up, Counseling Services has the group for you. 

Join us on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. as we share the lines that speak to us and engage in a community of support for recognizing and working through our feelings.

For questions or more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

HealthRHYTHMS Empowerment Drumming Circle

HealthRHYTHMS is a fun, evidence-based, whole-person strategy for wellness. Not to be confused with a drumming lesson, it’s rather an opportunity for communication and personal expression. It’s not about the performance, and no prior musical experience is required. All instruments provided!

Hosted by Dr. Alfonso Ortega from Counseling Services on an on-demand basis. 

For questions, more information, or to schedule your own drumming event, email Dr. Alfonso Ortega.

Let’s Cook Together

Improve mood and feel vibrant with whole foods! Pre-registration required. 

Hosted by Dr. Alfonso Ortega from Counseling Services on Fridays 3-5:30 p.m. in Dana 002.

For more information, email Dr. Alfonso Ortega.


Navigating the Feels

A weekly accountability and learning group. Do you experience anxiety, time-management challenges, social challenges, or mood fluctuations? If so, this group could be a good fit for you. Following DBT principles, topics covered include mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation. This group meets on Mondays 4-5:00 p.m. and is hosted by Nora Jordan in Counseling Services. For questions or more information on joining, email Nora Jordan.


Is your inner voice helpful or harmful? Does your need to perfect things lead to procrastination? Does your self worth rely on achievement? Do you frequently feel dissatisfied with success you do experience? Do you fear failure?

Join us in Garrison-Foster on Tuesdays at 12p as we discuss perfectionistic themes, behavior, and thinking patterns. We will explore techniques and skills to challenge and manage it.

To sign up or for questions or for more information, email Kathryn Best.

Survivor Pride

A safe and supportive space for those who have experienced gender or sexual-based violence or trauma. While guided by a therapist, group members will connect to navigate through topics and activities meant to relax, empower, and educate. With Dr. Julia Houska.

If interested or for more information, email Dr. Julia Houska.

Contact Counseling

[email protected]

Garrison-Foster Building, Room 205