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WellCat Counseling Center

Group Counseling

We offer a diverse variety of therapy and support groups to meet your needs. All of our groups are led by experienced counselors. By participating in group counseling you may benefit from the mutual support and feedback you get from meeting with a small group of individuals who have similar concerns. Group counseling also provides the opportunity to practice new behaviors and assert yourself in ways that might not be possible in individual counseling. In fact, most research has shown group counseling to be equal to or more effective to individual treatment.

Please call the Counseling Center for more information about any of our group offerings and/or to schedule a pre-group consultation for a group you're interested in.  You may also complete the group interest form(opens in new window) if you would like to be contacted about joining a group. 

Counseling Center
530-898-6345
Located in the Student Services Center office 430

Summer 2021 Groups

Emotional Intelligence

Mondays 2:00-3:30pm facilitated by Angie Hensley, MFT

This is a group for anyone struggling with feeling all the feels!  We will work on developing emotional literacy-growing the capacity to identify and express nuanced feelings.  We will explore how our feelings are connected to our needs being met or unmet.  You will learn and practice tools for cultivating greater self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and interpersonal relationsip skils.

Radical Self-Compassion (Requires Pre-Group Consultation)

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 facilitated by Courtney Chambless, Ph.D.

Do you find that your internal critic rules your thoughts and feelings about yourself? Often, our worst enemy is ourselves. This toxic relationship with ourselves can hinder our relationships, hold us back professionally, and create misery. This group is devoted to helping group members cultivate a greater sense of self-compassion and self-acceptance.

Mindfulness

Wednesdays 2:00-3:30pm facilitated by Angie Hensley, MFT

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.  In this 8 week group, learn and practice techniques to bring greater mindfulness into your daily life for stress reduction, cultivating peace and wellbeing.  We will work with the 7 pillars of mindfulness: beginner's mind, acceptance, non-striving, non-judging, patience, trust and letting go.

Peace of Mind (Requires Pre-Group Consultation)

Thursdays 2:30-4:00 facilitated by Courtney Chambless, Ph.D.

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed and anxious?  Join the club,m or in this case, group! This group is for students who want to feel better and gain positive momentum to ride this current stressful wave of life.  Students will learn coping skills and tools to reduce stress and anxiety, have opportunities to connect with other students, and will be taught mindfulness, self-care, and self-compassion techniques.


Peer Coaching Groups

Creative Writing Group:

Thurs 3-4:30pm 

Grad Student Support Group:

Thurs 7-8pm

WRAP (Wellness Action Recovery Plan):

Thursdays 1-2pm*

*email ecole@csuchico.edu for info

H.A.T. (Healing After Trauma):

A self-care group dedicated to providing a space to support students' hollistic wellbeing using the six domains of self-care, adapted from Transforming the Pain: A Workbook on Vicarious Traumatization by Saakvitne, Pearlman & Staff.

If you are interestedin joining the group please email safeplace@csuchico.edu