Groups & Workshops

The Counseling Center will be offering therapy support groups. Our groups are both general and focused on specific issues that affect college student life. These sessions are facilitated by a therapist who encourages contributions from all group members, allowing participants to benefit from shared experiences.

  • Feel a sense of validation, acceptance, and understanding—you may find you are not alone in your concerns
  • Learn more about yourself and how you are experienced by others
  • Learn from others’ experiences
  • Help others by sharing your experience
  • Feel encouraged as you see others grow and succeed as they overcome their concerns
  • Learn specific tools to address the unique concerns you have
  • Learn to navigate daily life better and to feel more emotionally in control
  • Learn that taking a risk, trying something new, and stretching yourself may be worth it

Below is a list of our most popular groups, we run different groups in Fall and Spring semesters.  Group meeting days & times will be updated at the beginning of the semester.

If you are living in California and are interested in attending any of the groups below.  Please email the facilitator listed in the description.

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Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Group

For students who are exploring their gender identity and/or identify as transgender, gender fluid, and/or gender nonconforming in their identity and expression. Topics include: coming out to oneself and others, identity-affirming relationships, coping with gender binary norms, accessing health and social services, issues related to the transitioning process and negotiating gendered environments.

If interested, contact Matt at matt_gragg@redlands.edu 

Fridays, 11:00 am
The Counseling Center

LGBTQIA+ Support Group

Safe and confidential space to discuss coming out, being out, relationships, family, community, discrimination, and self-acceptance.

If interested, contact Raquel at raquel_jackson@redlands.edu 

Mondays, 4:00 pm
Community Service Lounge, 2nd floor Hunsaker

 

Grief Group

For students who have lost someone to death recently or are impacted by a past loss. We focus on sharing experiences and learning about the grieving process and ways to cope. Validation of your feelings is a crucial aspect of this group.

If interested, contact Matt at matt_gragg@redlands.edu

Thursdays, 4 pm
The Counseling Center

BIPOC Support Group

This group is for BIPOC-identifying individuals seeking a cultural and social justice-oriented space to discuss racial anxieties and systematic oppression distress. This space will be held for the BIPOC community to share their experiences, listen to others, and gain support from their community. While promoting conversation surrounding racial trauma, the students will learn skills to develop healthy coping mechanisms and feel empowered through their unique perspectives.

If interested, contact counseling_center@redlands.edu  

Mondays, 4pm
The Counseling Center

Forging Inner Strength

This group is designed to help students explore and better understand their self-concept. Through exploration of yourself in community with others, you will be better able to shine light on those aspects of yourself that are foundational strengths, as well as those that need more development. Students can expect that this group will help them develop better self-esteem, inner strength, resilience, and fortitude. Jesus Rodriguez is the lead facilitator.

If interested, contact counseling_center@redlands.edu   

Meeting at: TBA

DBT Skills Training Group

The overall goal of DBT skills training is to help you increase your resilience and build a life experienced as worth living. DBT skills are aimed at teaching a synthesis of how to change what is and how to accept what is. Skills teach you both how to change unwanted behaviors, emotions, thoughts, and events in your life that cause you misery and distress as well as how to live in the moment, accepting what is. This group will run 8 weeks.

If interested, contact counseling_center@redlands.edu 

Meeting at: TBA

Drug & Alcohol Support Group

This group offers the opportunity to process the impact substances have had both personally and academically on your life. Gain psychoeducation and coping skills to decrease the current negative effects that drugs and alcohol have. Gain skills to address self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions through self-empowerment.

If interested, contact counseling_center@redlands.edu  

Meeting at: TBA

Empowerment Group

For survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse. Receive support, take part in healing activities, and build resilience. Share your story - or feel free not to. 

If interested, contact counseling_center@redlands.edu  

Meeting at: TBA

Mindfulness & Stress Management Workshop

Learn more about mindfulness, meditation, and stress management. We will discuss basic principles of mindfulness and engage in mindfulness exercises. This group increases self-understanding and self-acceptance as well as compassion for yourself and others.

If interested, contact counseling_center@redlands.edu 

Meeting at: TBA

 

Manage the Mood Group

This group is for students who struggle with their mood. Students struggling with depression and/or mood swings are welcome. We discuss coping skills and how to best manage moods in various situations.

If interested, contact counseling_center@redlands.edu 

Meeting at: TBA

Social Survival Group

This group is a supportive environment for students to practice assertive communication skills and increase their confidence in managing social situations. Learn how to recognize non-verbal cues as well as social norms.

If interested, contact counseling_center@redlands.edu 

Meeting at: TBA

Transitioning from College Group

Graduating from college is an important transition and a rewarding experience. While exciting, it can also pose some challenges when adjusting to new people, routines, and environments. If you are struggling with the concept of what’s next after graduation, this group will provide you with tools and the space to manage the emotions and find healthy ways to succeed in adjusting to life after graduation.

If interested, contact counseling_center@redlands.edu 

Meeting at: TBA