Group Counseling

Group Counseling

To register for any group, students can go to https://health.csueastbay.edu, call (510) 885-3735, email shcscounseling@csueastbay.edu, or talk with a counselor. A facilitator will call you to discuss the group and answer any questions before your registration is confirmed.

To participate in a group session once confirmed, students can go to https://health.csueastbay.edu at the time of their appointment to get the link.

To access handouts and materials from group sessions, visit our Counseling Group Handouts webpage.

 

Groups for Spring 2024:

 

CALM (Calming Anxiety, Living Mindfully)

An 8-week workshop teaching and practicing skills to manage anxiety. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions.

  • Schedule: Wednesdays at 12pm
  • Dates: 2/7/24-3/27/23
  • Facilitators: Rosa Mora, Ph.D and Rukiya Reed, ACSW
  • Location: Zoom - confirmed participants will find link available at https://health.csueastbay.edu at the time of the group

For more information: View brief CALM video, or scroll down to view on page.

 

The Struggle Is Real (formerly called Getting Unstuck) 

An 8-week workshop teaching and practicing skills to manage depression. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions.

  • Schedule: Tuesdays at 2pm
  • Dates: 2/6/24 - 3/26/23
  • Facilitators: Sophie DePillis, LMFT and Dejaun Gray, AMFT
  • Location: Zoom - confirmed participants will find link available at https://health.csueastbay.edu at the time of the group
  • For more information: View brief The Struggle is Real video, or scroll down to view on page.

 

Think Less, Vibe More

An 8-week interactive workshop for students to make healthy changes, get support, and practice coping skills. Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions. 

  • Schedule: Thursdays at 2pm
  • Dates: 2/22/24 - 4/18/24 (no group during Spring Break, 4/4/24) 
  • Facilitators: Erin Harrell, Psy.D and Tori Respass-Parsons, ASCW
  • Location: Zoom - confirmed participants will find link available at https://health.csueastbay.edu at the time of the group
  • For more information: View brief Think Less, Vibe More video, or scroll down to view on page.

 

Rising Strong

An 8-week interactive workshop for students to make healthy changes, get support and practice coping skills. Group will be based on the Think Less, Vibe More curriculum, with a specific focus on healing from trauma and space for discussion/ interaction.  Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions.

  • Schedule: Mondays at 11am
  • Dates: 2/5/24 - 3/25/23 
  • Facilitators: Bunny Ott, LMFT and Colleen Arnold, LMFT, PhD
  • Location: Zoom - confirmed participants will find link available at https://health.csueastbay.edu at the time of the group
  • For more information: View brief Rising Strong video, or scroll down to view on page.

 

Stronger Together: A Support Group for Housing Residents

An 8-week interactive group focused on building community and learning new ways to take care of oneself. Each week the group will discuss various topics including: managing transitions, homesickness, interpersonal relationships, identity and more. Group will be held in person and will just be for Housing residents.

  • Schedule: Tuesdays at 4pm
  • Dates: 2/20/24 - 4/30/24
  • Facilitators: Kathryn Kirkpatrick, LCSW and Christina Tompkins, LMFT
  • Location: Lassen Community Room, Side A
  • For more information: View brief Stronger Together video, or scroll down to view on page.

 

WEvolve

A 10-week interpersonal counseling group focused on personal and interpersonal growth. This is a safe space to come together for learning, personal transformation, and empowerment. The group will touch on communication skills, identifying and expressing emotions, and reflecting on how we show up in relationships. Referral from an individual counselor and consultation with a facilitator is required.  Participants are expected to attend all 10 sessions. 

  • Schedule: Thursdays at 1:30pm (TBD)
  • Dates: 2/15/24 - 4/18/24 (no group during Spring Break, 4/4/24)
  • Facilitators: Andy Gonzalez, AMFT and Dahlia Case, LMFT
  • Location: IN PERSON in SHCS Conference Room

 

WEvolve: Family Edition

A 10-week interpersonal counseling group focused on personal and interpersonal growth, and exploring the families we grew up in.  This is a safe space to come together for learning, personal transformation, and empowerment.  The group will touch on communication skills, identifying and expressing emotions, and reflecting on how we show up in relationships.  Referral from an individual counselor and consultation with a facilitator is required.  Participants are expected to attend all 10 sessions.

  • Schedule: Thursdays at 4pm
  • Dates:  2/8/24 - 4/18/24 (no group 4/4/24), 10 weeks
  • Facilitators: Bunny Ott, LMFT and Shauna Olson Hong, LCSW
  • Location: IN PERSON in SHCS Conference Room

 

Creative Healing

These in-person workshops will use different creative activities to explore and express our inner worlds. These are spaces to learn how to use creative mediums both as a coping strategy and as a tool for self-exploration. Workshops are a judgment-free zone, absolutely no artistic experience is necessary, and inner critics will be invited to stay in the waiting room. Come make art with us!

  • Location: DISC
    • Thursday 2/1/24, 3:30-5pm: Navigating Multiculturalism - Integrating Identities, led by Christina Tompkins, LMFT and Shauna Olson Hong, LCSW
    • Tuesday, 3/5/24, 3:30-5:00pm: Women's Herstory Month, led by Colleen Arnold, LMFT, Ph.D and Tori Parsons, ACSW
    • Thursday, 3/28/24, 3:30-5:00pm - Queerness and What It Means to be Trans, led by Erin Harrell, Psy.D and Andy Gonzalez, AMFT
    • Wednesday, 4/24/24, 3:30-5:00pm - Men of Color, Hypermasculinity and Machismo, led by Andy Gonzalez, AMFT and LaRon McCoy

 

Self-Care Workshops

Counselors are available to run workshops on self-care for interested classes or student groups. These workshops are particularly useful for those in caretaking professions, or involved in activism. They can be tailored to any group’s needs and availability. Contact shcscounseling@csueastbay.edu or call (510) 885-3735 for more information.

 

CALM Counseling Group
Calming Anxiety, Living Mindfully (CALM) Counseling Group Introduction Video
The Struggle is Real
The Struggle is Real Introduction Video
Think Less, Vibe More
Think Less, Vibe More Introduction Video
Rising Strong
Rising Strong Introduction Video
Stronger Together
Stronger Together: A Support Group for Housing Residents Introduction Video