Group counseling provides the opportunity to share concerns with other group members and work together to reach a better understanding of yourself and your situation. Our support groups meet throughout the academic year. Some groups are time-limited and focus on specific issues, while others are ongoing general therapy groups. There are no session limits to group therapy—you can participate in a group at any time and for as long as you want. To request accommodations for any of these group offerings, contact the facilitator via email at least 3 days in advance. You can view descriptions and contact information for therapy and support groups by clicking events on this calendar, or clicking on any of the groups in the list below. Therapy Groups Back at Princeton A weekly discussion group for undergraduates who would like support as they transition back to school after a leave of absence. The group meetings are focused on helping students readjust to school during the first term, by engaging in peer-to-peer dialogue about shared experiences, and becoming more adept at responding to stress and adversity. Group members process the challenges and triumphs they encounter as they adjust to being at Princeton again, in a confidential setting. Membership: Open to undergraduate students returning from a leave of absence, in their first or second semester back at Princeton. Fridays, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. (beginning 2/16) CPS Lounge, McCosh Health Center, Third Floor Facilitated by Jessica Chavez, Ph.D. and Steph Vituccio, MSS, LCSW. Email Jessica for more information or to join. Adult Children Empowerment (ACE) For students and eligible dependents who come from a troubled or dysfunctional family (mental ill health, violence, alcohol/substance problems, etc.) and want to better understand how family-of-origin issues may be affecting them and their relationships. The group supports members toward self-acceptance, improved self-esteem, effective communication, setting boundaries and the development of self-care skills; it enables members to lead more connected, healthy and fulfilling lives and is a safe and supportive environment. Membership: Open to all undergraduate students, who come from seriously dysfunctional families. Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (beginning 2/9) McCosh Health Center, Garden Level, Room G20 Facilitated by David Campbell, Ph.D. and Patrick Walro, Psy.D. Email David to join. Graduate Student Therapy Group A weekly therapy group for graduate students starting this fall. The group will offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space for participants to connect with one another and process personal and professional challenges. Participants will examine how to cope more effectively with common mental health difficulties such as stress, anxiety, sadness, burnout, and loss, and consider how to develop more satisfying relationships. Membership: Open to graduate students. Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (beginning 2/1) CPS Lounge, McCosh Health Center, Third Floor Facilitated by Jonathan Pastor, Psy.D. and Genesis Gonzalez, Psy.D. Email Jonathan if interested in joining. Grief Group Therapy group for students who have lost a family member. If a family member has died, and you want to talk with other students about how they are managing the grieving process, this space is for you. Feel free to come and go as you need. Membership: Open to undergraduate and graduate students and their eligible dependents. Fridays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (beginning 2/9) CPS Lounge, McCosh Health Center, Third Floor Facilitated by Calvin Chin, Ph.D. and Loretta Acquaah, LCSW. Email Calvin to join. Healing After Suicide Loss A support group open to any students impacted by the loss of a loved one or friend who died from suicide. Membership: Open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and their eligible dependents. Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (beginning 3/6) CPS Lounge, McCosh Health Center, Third Floor Facilitated by Vijayeta Sinh, PhD and Jessica Cichalski, LCSW. Email Jessica with any questions. Latine Group A weekly therapy space for students who identify as Latine(x) to process their experiences. Membership: Open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and their eligible dependents. Day/Time TBD Location TBD Facilitated by Brenda Mejia-Smith, Ph.D. Email Brenda if interested in joining. Queer Trans and Questioning Group A weekly psychotherapy group designed for members of the Princeton Queer and Trans community, as well as for those who are currently questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. This group will focus on topics related to these particular identities and be serve as a supportive and confidential space for members to discuss their unique lived experiences. Membership: Open to undergraduate and graduate students, who are members of the LGBTQ+ community seeking peer support around gender identity or sexuality, or questioning/exploring same. Fridays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (beginning 2/23) McCosh Health Center, Room G20 Facilitated by MaryBeth Grove, Ph.D. and Mariaisabel Zweig, Psy.D. Email MaryBeth if interested in joining. Drop-In Support Groups Student-Athlete Meditation Open, ongoing weekly group available to student athletes to practice and discuss mindfulness meditation. Membership: Open to undergraduate student-athletes Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Jadwin Gym, Level D Facilitated by Mike Gross, Psy.D. Contact Mike with questions. Skills Groups Coffee and Coping Group An eight-part DBT-informed skills group. Membership: Open to undergraduate and graduate students who struggle with emotional regulation. Fridays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. (beginning 2/16) CPS Lounge, McCosh Health Center, Third Floor Facilitated by Hilary Herbold, Ph.D., LCSW, and the Emotion Management Team. To join, contact Joe. Reducing Stress with Mindful Meditation and Movement (Series) Weekly 4 part workshop focused on learning to reduce stress through meditation and mindful movement. Mindfulness concepts will be introduced along with guided meditation practices to enhance participant's ability to more effectively manage stressful feelings. Membership: Open to undergraduate students, graduate students and their eligible dependents. Dates/Time: Fridays, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location TBD Facilitated by Sue Kim, LCSW and Steph Vituccio, MSS, LCSW. Email Sue to join or for more information. Outreach Series API Student Wellness Series: Radical Self Care Weekly 4 part workshops for API students to come together in community to learn ways to take care of ourselves with intention and compassion. Membership: Open to undergraduate and graduate students who identify as members of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. Mondays, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 at 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Location TBD Facilitated by Sue Kim, LCSW Email Sue with questions. If you’d like to join a group or learn more information, please email the providers listed within each group’s descriptions. For general questions about group counseling and outreach, please email the Group Counseling & Support Coordinators, Jadelyn Martinez or Olivia McDonald-James, or call 609-258-3141. For more mindfulness or mind-body group offerings, see the events calendar.