Counseling Center

Group Counseling

Many students who come to the Counseling Center find that their concerns can best be addressed through participation in group counseling. The Counseling Center offers a variety of groups ranging from interpersonal therapy groups to topical groups.

Unless otherwise noted, groups require an intake session and brief meeting with the group leader. Please contact the Counseling Center at 206-543-1240 for more information.

Autumn 2019 Group Offerings

 CHEWA

An interpersonal, supportive and multicultural group for self-identified brown and black women in graduate programs (undergrad students may be considered as space permits). Topics may include stress management, mindfulness, cross-cultural communication, communicating with advisors, being a student of color on campus, micro/macro aggressions, imposter syndrome, family responsibilities and dynamics, the sociopolitical climate and more.

Time: This group will be on Friday afternoons during autumn quarter. Time TBD.
Location: Schmitz Hall 401
Start date: Beginning of each quarter
Duration: Ongoing
Who: Graduate women of color
Intake needed: Yes
Facilitator: Charisse Williams, PhD

To register: Call the Counseling Center to learn how to join this group at 206.543.1240.

DROP-IN MINDFULNESS WORKSHOPS

These 4 drop-in workshops focus on different ways to practice mindfulness. You may come to one or all of the workshops. No need to sign up!

Times: Fridays, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. on October 11th, October 18th, November 1st, and November 8th
Location: Schmitz Hall 401
Duration: Ongoing
Who: Currently-enrolled students
Intake needed: No
Facilitator: Anne Swenson, PhD

HOT HEADS ANONYMOUS

Maybe you have an “anger problem,” or have someone in your life who just thinks you do. Maybe you’ve gotten tired of starting the day off in a bad mood because of all the terrible drivers you encountered during your commute. Or, maybe you are curious about why it might not be such a bad thing to be a little hot-headed. Regardless of your motivation, this group meets five times over the quarter, an hour each, to offer an opportunity to talk about anger, what purpose it serves, and how to harness it for good.

Because material builds from group to group, we ask that you commit to attending at least three of the five group sessions. Your RSVP also allows us to plan to have enough snacks and drinks available! RSVP here.

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on October 1st, October 15th, October 29th, November 12th, and November 26th
Location: HUB 238
Who: Veteran students
Intake needed: No
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Laura Boye, PsyD

MINDFULNESS FOR STRESS & ANXIETY

This group is designed for anyone looking to incorporate mindfulness-based skills into their life to manage stress and anxiety. You’ll be led through guided meditations designed to help reduce distress and ground you to the present moment. The group will also include some gentle yoga postures, but please be advised no prior yoga or meditation experience is necessary.

Sessions will build upon each other, so students are encouraged to attend all 4 sessions.

Comfortable clothing recommended, please bring either a yoga mat or a towel.

Time: Mondays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dates: October 28th, November 4th, November 18th, November 25th
Location: Schmitz Hall 401
Who: Students
Intake needed: No
Cost: Free
Facilitator: David Slagle, LMFT and Nicole Montes, MA
To register: Call the Counseling Center to learn how to join this group at 206.543.1240.

UNDERSTANDING SELF AND OTHERS

A group for undergraduate students who would like to connect with others by sharing personal experiences. You can increase understanding of yourself and your relationships, have an opportunity to practice new ways of relating to others and have authentic experiences giving and receiving support.

Time: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Schmitz Hall 401
Start date: Beginning of each quarter
Duration: Ongoing
Who: Undergraduate students
Intake needed: Yes
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Ronald Ma, PsyD
To register: Call the Counseling Center to learn how to join this group at 206.543.1240.

WOMXN OF COLOR HEALING CIRCLE

This drop-in group is for Brown and Black womxn of color, including non-conforming or transwomen who identify as a womxn. The group will focus on building a decolonized therapeutic space addressing any and all issues pertaining to being a womxn of color, including racism, sexism, and oppression.

Time: Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. on October 8th, October 22nd, November 5th, November 19th, and December 3rd
Location: Ethnic Cultural Center, room TBD
Start date: 10/8
Duration: Ongoing
Who: Womxn of color
Intake needed: No
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Andrea Salazar-Nuñez, PhD


Unless otherwise noted, groups require an intake session and brief meeting with the group leader. Please contact the Counseling Center at 206-543-1240 for more information.