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 Adult Children Empowerment (ACE) - Section I For students and eligible dependents who come from a troubled or dysfunctional family, and/or family with alcohol or substance use problems, and who want to better understand how to lead more connected, healthy and fulfilling lives. The ACE Group is a safe and supportive environment for those wishing to explore how family-of-origin issues may be affecting them and their relationships. The group will support members toward self-acceptance, improved self-esteem and the development of self-care skills. Membership: Open to all undergraduate students, graduate students, and their eligible dependents, who come from seriously dysfunctional families. Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (beginning 2/10) McCosh Health Center, TBD (email for details) Facilitated by David Campbell, Ph.D. and Kirsten Curtis, Psy.D. Email David to join and for details on location. Adult Children Empowerment (ACE) - Section II For students and eligible dependents who come from a troubled or dysfunctional family, and/or family with alcohol or substance use problems, and who want to better understand how to lead more connected, healthy and fulfilling lives. The ACE Group is a safe and supportive environment for those wishing to explore how family-of-origin issues may be affecting them and their relationships. The group will support members toward self-acceptance, improved self-esteem and the development of self-care skills. Membership: Open to all undergraduate students, graduate students, and their eligible dependents, who come from seriously dysfunctional families. Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (starting 2/10) Location TBD Facilitated by Connor McManus, M.Div. and MaryBeth Grove, Ph.D. Email MaryBeth to join and for details on location. Anxiety Collective A weekly therapy and support group to find new ways of responding to anxiety, worry, stress, and a self-doubting and self-critical inner voice. Learn techniques drawn from CBT, ACT, mindfulness, and self-compassion therapies. The support and consistency of the group can help with establishing new habits and routines, and setting and working toward goals with less fear and dread. Membership: Open to undergraduate students, graduate students and their eligible dependents. Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CPS Group Room, McCosh Health Center, Third Floor Facilitated by Joe Cooper, Psy.D. Email Joe to join. 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 who are returning from a leave of absence. Fridays, 3:15-4:15 p.m. (beginning 2/17) CPS Group Room, McCosh Health Center, Third Floor Facilitated by Loretta Acquaah, LCSW and Jessica Chavez, Ph.D. Email Loretta to join. Graduate Student Therapy Group A weekly therapy group for all Princeton graduate students. 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, 3:15-4:30 p.m. (beginning 2/9) CPS Group Room, McCosh Health Center, Third Floor Facilitated by Jonathan Pastor, Psy.D. and Nancy Barich, MSS Email Jonathan if interested in joining. Grief Group Therapy group for students who have lost a loved one. If someone whom you loved 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, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (beginning 2/3) CPS Group Room, McCosh Health Center, Third Floor Facilitated by Calvin Chin, Ph.D. and Danna Drori, M.St., J.D., MSW Email Calvin to join. Latinx Tigers Group A weekly process group for undergraduate students who self-identify as Latinx and are navigating challenges in adjusting to college due to personal, social, and or systemic problems. Membership: Open to all undergraduate students who self-identify as Latinx/e. Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (beginning 2/16) Virtual Facilitated by Brenda X. Mejia-Smith, Ph.D. Email Brenda to join. Queer/Trans*/Questioning at Princeton 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, and their eligible dependents who are members of the queer and trans community as well as those who are exploring their sexual and/or gender identity. Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (beginning 2/20) McCosh Health Center, G20 Facilitated by El McCabe, Ph.D., and MaryBeth Grove, Psy.D. Email El to join. Women and Femmes of Color Group Weekly process/community care space. Membership: Open to undergraduate and graduate students, and their eligible dependents who identify as non-men of color Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (beginning 2/8) Dickerson Lounge, Carl A. Fields Center, Room 101 Facilitated by Olivia McDonald-James, MSW, LSW. Email Olivia to join. Drop-In Support Groups API Tigers Talk A weekly support group for API identifying students to share and process their unique experience. Membership: Open to undergraduate and graduate who self-identity as Asian Pacific Islander (API). Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 pm (starting 2/9; excluding 2/23 and 4/13) Carl A. Fields Center, 58 Prospect Avenue, Room 105 Facilitated by Sue Kim, LCSW Email Sue to join. Student-Athlete Meditation Open, ongoing weekly group available to student athletes to practice and discuss mindfulness meditation. Membership: Undergraduate student-athletes Fridays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Zanfrini Room, Jadwin Gym, Level C Facilitated by Mike Gross, Psy.D. Skills Groups Emotion Management Skills Group An 8-week series of workshop style meetings designed to teach students Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills. During this group students will learn and support each other in developing skills focused on mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. The group will focus on each of these four modules for two weeks. Since the group will be focusing more on skills and how to use them it is recommended, but not required, that students are also engaged in individual therapy will attending the group. Membership: Open to undergraduate students, graduate students and their eligible dependents who want to learn skills and are preferably already seeing an individual provider Thursdays, 12:15-1:45 p.m. (beginning 2/23) CPS Group Room, McCosh Health Center, Third Floor Facilitated by Jadelyn Martinez, Ph.D. Email Jadelyn to join. Mindful Eating Support Group A weekly group aimed at promoting balanced eating. Participants will learn new mental and emotional practices based on intuitive eating principles that can be used to ease body-focused and food-focused worries. Membership: Open to undergraduate students, graduate students and their eligible dependents Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. (beginning 2/14) Location TBD Facilitated by Maria Guzman, Psy.D. Email Maria to join. Peer-Led Support Group The Princeton University Neurodiversity Collective (PUNC) The Princeton University Neurodiversity Collective (PUNC) empowers Princeton’s self-identifying neurodiverse students, faculty, post-docs, and staff, by building supportive communities, engaging in advocacy, fostering positive newfound visibility, and arming the neurodiverse community with tools for professional and personal success. We strive to acknowledge and rectify persistent ableist inequalities and to increase awareness of the Princeton campus community’s neurodiverse population. PUNC welcomes and celebrates all cognitive identities with or without a specific diagnosis. Contact Brooke Hull if interested in joining the group. 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.