Counseling and Psychological Services
Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS)
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:
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Support Group for Survivors of Violence
Healthy Relationships Workshops