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.
Our Fall 2015 Offerings Will Include:
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.Two separate sections:
Section A–Tuesdays 5:00–5:50 pm
Section B–Fridays 1:00–1:50 pm
Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Come practice strategies for managing your worries and getting back to enjoying life.
Mondays 5:00–5:50 pm
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.
Relationships and Sexuality Group
Relationships are complicated and can be a source of stress from difficult roommate situations, to break-ups. Come to a supportive environment and explore what works for you (and doesn’t!) in all sorts of interactions.
Mondays 6:10–7:00 pm
Support Group for Health and Mobility Challenges
A group for those looking to connect, share stories, and support peers with similar experiences.
Cosponsored by ECAPS and the Emerson Disability Services Office (DSO)
Mindfulness Meditation (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.
Healthy Relationships Workshop Series
A set of three drop in workshops aimed at working on communication skills, identifying the characteristics of healthy relationships, and exploring what you want out of a relationship. Feel free to attend all three or just drop into one.
Tuesdays 5:15–6:45pm in the Multipurpose Room
Dates: October 20, November 10, December 01
216 Tremont Street, Second Floor
Mon & Tues by appt 5pm-7pm
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Please come in or call for an appointment.
MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES
For After-hours Crisis Service, talk to a therapist by calling 617-824-8595, call 911, or go to your local emergency room.
For Study Abroad students:
Call 617-824-8595 for the After-hours Crisis Service.
The line will be answered 24/7 for Emerson students at any location.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK (8255)
Samaritans Hotline: 617-536-2460
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Trevor Project LGBTQ Lifeline 866-488-7386