Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Groups

Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS)

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.

Spring 2016 Groups:

  • Healing Hands - Let's Talk Group

    Let’s Talk

    Our Let’s Talk groups are open to all students interested in having a safe place to work through various concerns. Reasons for joining can vary widely, including relational concerns, trouble with mood, stress and anxiety, and other issues that may impact your well-being. Join one of the groups to explore these concerns together.

    Several time slots availabile: Thursdays 2-3pm, Fridays 10-11am, Fridays 1-2pm

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    Mindful Mondays (Drop-In Group)

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

    Mondays 4pm

  • Hands

    RA Support Groups

    Being an RA comes with various unique stressors. These two groups are specifically for RAs seeking a safe space to share their experiences and learn from one another.

    Tuesdays 6pm, Fridays 11am

  • Survivor's Group - Tree image

    Support Made Simple: 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 TBA

  • ACOA Group

    ACOA 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 TBA

  • Please let us know if you are interested in a group topic you do not see here! Past groups have included:

    Support Group for Health and Mobility Challenges

    Relationships and Sexuality Group

    Worry Workshop

    Support Group for Survivors of Violence

    Healthy Relationships Workshops