Counseling/Student Development Center: Personal Growth Groups

'You've Got This' Group Therapy

Are you feeling overly stressed? Do you tend to focus negatively on the past or future? Do you experience overwhelming emotions or thoughts? Want to get more satisfaction out of your college experience and relationships? If so, this may be the group for you! This 4-week group provides a way to learn strategies for decreasing anxiety and distress in a concentrated way. A variety of skills will be taught including mindfulness, managing thoughts and feelings, and being more effective in relationships. Members often finish this group feeling less alone and with greater confidence about managing their lives, responsibilities, and relationships.


Wednesday 3pm to 4pm McGowan room 1008

How To Join

If interested please email the C/SDC ( with the subject: “you’ve got this group” or call or stop by the office at McGowan 1017


ART Therapy Group

The creative process and the resulting artwork to explore feelings, emotional conflicts, self awareness and more... A way to help reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. Participants will have the opportunity to release internal conflicts such as anxiety, depression or anger in a safe creative way. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE EXPERIENCED AT ART TO BE IN THIS GROUP. BRING A FRIEND!


Friday 1 to 2pm McGowan Room 1059

How To Join

If interested please email the C/SDC ( or come to the C/SDC in McGowan room 1017.

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Body Peace: the Art of Mindful Eating

Stop the preoccupation with your shape and weight and gain a positive relationship with your body and food. Learn new ways to cope with difficult feelings without relying on food. Learn new processes to gain greater peace with your body.



How To Join

Please come to the C/SDC for screening in order to join or email

Interpersonal Communication Group

Do you struggle with social anxiety? Would you like help with communicating with others? This group focuses on starting conversations, meeting new people and learning how to communicate better with existing friends and peers.


Fridays from 3pm to 4pm in McGowan room 1007

LGBTQ + Support Group

Group members may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender variant or queer, though identifying with one of these labels is NOT required for membership in the group, and to be sure, this is not an exhaustive list of the way that students may experience and talk about their gender and/or sexuality. This group is intended to be a safe space in which student members meet weekly with a group facilitator. It is an opportunity for students to explore their concerns and thoughts, receive and give support, and provide a safe setting to freely share experiences and make connections with others.


Friday 1pm to 2pm

How To Join

If interested please email the C/SDC (, call or stop by the C/SDC office in McGowan room 1017

PACT (Promoting Awareness of the College Transition)

PACT assists students in the transition from high school to college and empowers them to foster a campus community that is safe, healthy, and free from violence and threats.

Peers on Wellness (POW)

Provide leadership opportunities, enhance the wellness of the entire campus community, and will look impressive on your resume. Topics covered:

  • stress management
  • healthy relationships
  • body size acceptance
  • sexual assault awareness
  • alcohol awareness


Tuesday evenings

How To Join

Interested in joining POW, contact the Counseling/Student Development Center at 570-348-6245.

Visit the Peers on Wellness (POW) Facebook page