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Counseling Services

Group Counseling

Counseling and therapy groups provide a safe environment for you to learn more about yourself and your interactions with others. Each semester CAPS offers a variety of groups including general counseling groups, women's issues, grief issues, interpersonal issues, and many others. A brief screening with the group leader(s) may be required prior to becoming a member. If you are interested in a group, come in or call to schedule a screening appointment.

Most groups are held at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in Brotman Hall, Room 226 (BH-226).

Listed below is a selection of groups that are currently being offered at CAPS. Not all groups are offered every semester. Please call CAPS at 562-985-4001 if you would like more information about group therapy at CAPS.

Therapy Groups (Flyer - PDF)

Understanding Self and Others

This counseling group provides students with a safe and confidential place to receive help with in-terpersonal concerns and experience personal growth. The group will provide an opportunity to improve self-understanding as well as receive support and feedback from others.

  • Wednesdays, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Ashley Bradley & Lina Chmiel
  • OR
  • Fridays, 1:30-3:00pm
  • Beth Sullivan & Amina Simmons

Shared Experiences: A Women’s Therapy Group

This group is designed for women who are interested in sharing and exploring issues related to their personal growth, interpersonal concerns, and empowerment in a supportive environment. Topics may include self-esteem, identity, interpersonal relationships, mental health, communication, body image, and sexuality.

  • Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Abby Bradecich & Rachel Falco

Moving Between Worlds: A Support Group for Asian Pacific American Women

This group is designed for women who are interested in exploring cultural expectations on their identities, roles within their family, and dating, career, and personal choices.

  • Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:15pm
  • Diane Hayashino

Finding Your Calm: Tools for Coping with Anxiety

This is a 6 week structured group designed to help you learn effective strategies for coping with anxiety using cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and acceptance based principles.

  • Mondays, 11:00am-12:15pm
  • Lauren Jensen

 

Individual and Group Counseling

CAPS offers short term, one-on-one counseling for students whose concerns require individual attention. Group counseling is provided to address interpersonal and developmental concerns. Your counselor will assist in identifying and understanding the issue and will strive to help you make positive changes.

Presentations

Psychoeducational presentations are provided throughout the year. CAPS offers consultation, training, and education on academic and interpersonal topics to enhance student success and provote mental health. Presentations can be designed to meet a specific group's needs, and can be given on topics such as stress management, healthy relationships and self esteem.

Also, see our counseling programs & workshops, which focus on personal development.