Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Groups

About Group Therapy

Group therapy can be a helpful addition or alternative to individual counseling. At ECAPS, groups are free and confidential and you’re welcomed and encouraged to attend throughout your time at Emerson. Varied topics, as well as general group counseling, are offered each semester, including relaxation and stress management, trauma, and interpersonal concerns. Although it can seem scary or strange to engage in therapy with a group of others, this work offers a helpful, dynamic, and supportive environment from both peers and counselors in which to address your concerns. Please let us know if you are interested in a group, but cannot make the time listed.

To express interest in groups or request a group you do not see here, please contact Dr. Danya Goodman.

  • Adult Children of Addiction Group

    Have you been impacted by a parent's or other family member's alcohol or substance abuse? This peer support group provides a safe place to share experiences and explore the effects of family addiction with those who understand.  Day/Time TBD - please contact us if you're interested.

  • Grief Group

    On top of the pain of losing a loved one, grief can make you feel alone and isolated. Come spend time with others who truly understand what you are going through, because they have also been there. Day/Time TBD - please contact us if you're interested.

  • Health and Mobility Challenges Group

    A group for those looking to connect, share stories, and support peers with similar experiences.  Day/Time TBD - pleasecontact us if you're interested.

  • Let's Talk

    You've got stuff on your mind. Chances are, other people do too.  Come talk and listen about whatever is going on, from mood, family, relationships, body-image, friendships, homework... anything and everything. Tuesdays 5-5:50pm.

  • Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In Group

    This is a drop-in group focused on using mindfulness meditation for managing anxiety, stabalizing mood, and contributing to overall mental and physical well-being.  Mondays 4-5pm.

  • Rainbow Group

    Sometimes you need a group with people who you know have been there.  This group celebrates any and all gender and sexuality identities.  Day/Time TBD - please contact us if you're interested.

  • RA Support Groups

    We know it can be challenging to be an RA.  You can't take care of others until you take care of yourself.  Come meet with other RAs and support each other for all the important work you do.  Two separate groups: Mondays at 2pm and Fridays at 4pm.

  • Relationships Group

    Relationships are complicated and can be a source of stress from a difficult roommate to break-ups.  Come to a supportive environment and explore what works for you (and doesn't!) in all sorts of interactions.  Day/Time TBD - please contact us if you're interested.

  • Women's Group

    Sometimes you need a group with people who you know have been there.  This group celebrates any and all feminine/female identified people.  Fridays 1-1:50pm.

  • Worry Workshop

    Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Come practice strategies for managing worries and getting back to enjoying life.  Day/Time TBD - please contact us if you're interested.

Please let us know if you are interested in a group topic you do not see here!