Student Health & Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Group Counseling

In group counseling, approximately 5 – 8 individuals meet with a trained group counselor. During the group meeting time, members work on personal issues and challenges by talking about what is troubling them. Members of the group are helped and encouraged to give support, feedback, and to connect with other members.

Different groups are offered at counseling services at different times. Counseling offers support/feedback groups, skill based groups, and some topic specific groups such as “women’s group”.

Groups currently running as of Winter 2017:

RIO Seminars

RIO - (Recognition, Insight and Openness) is a 3 week seminar designed to teach skills about managing difficult emotions and life sitations.  Student can schedule with a counselor to get more information and register.

Mondays at 12:00 PM     2/13        2/20          2/27     
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM  2/14    2/21   2/28
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM 2/14  2/21  2/28 
Tuesdays at  3:00 PM 2/21  2/28  3/7 
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM 2/15  2/22  3/1 
Thursdays at 3:00 PM 1/26  2/2  2/9 


Anxiety Tool Box Seminars

Anxiety Toolbox is a 3-week seminar designed to help student learn skills to manage their anxiety.  Students can schedule with a counselor to get more information and register. 

Mondays at 12:00 PM     1/23          1/30          2/6     
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM   1/24       1/31   2/7
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM 1/25 2/1 2/8
Thursdays at 3:00 PM 2/16 2/23 3/2
Friday at 4:00 PM 1/27   2/3  2/10


"Calm and Clear" Mindfulness Workshops - Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the RAW lounge

Learn about minfulness meditation, self-care practices, and ways to appreciate the here-and now through step-by-step instruction, education and experiential practices.  The class consists of two 45 minute sessions.  3:15 - 4:00 PM and 4:00 - 4:45 PM, students are welcome to join either or to stay for both.  On the 4th Thursday of each month, the workshop will incorporate a creative arts activity in the second hour.


Women of Worth - Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00 PM

The Women of Worth group is a safe space for women to come together and share their experiences, and to receive and offer support.  Possible themes include anxiety, stress, relationships, gender issues and societal expectations.  
Schedule an appointment with a counselor for more information.


It's a Family Affair - Mondays from 2:00 - 3:00 PM

This six-session therapy group is dedicated to helping participants create meaningful, healthy reltionships.  Each session will being with an excercise or handout on a theme, with time afterward for participants to talk about how these thems relate to their own personal struggles and successes in relationships.  We are mostly focusing on family relationships, but the excercises could benefit intimate relationshop and friendships as well.  
Schedule an appointment with a counselor for more information.

If you are interested in joining the group, please schedule an appointment with counseling services to meet with an individual counselor to share your interest and learn more about the group. To make a counseling appointment at SHCS Counseling Services please call our front desk at 510-885-3735 or stop by.

Last updated: 1/11/17

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