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Groups require a brief meeting with the facilitator prior to joining to determine whether they are the right fit for you. Groups are open to currently enrolled MSU Denver students. To sign-up for a group call (303) 615-9902 and leave a message, or call (303) 615-9988 to reach the Counseling Center office. 

All Fall 2020 Virtual Therapy/Support Groups will be held in Microsoft Teams.


Mindfulness Practices Group

This five-session virtual group is for those who would like to learn about mindfulness practices and bring these practices into daily life. We will review the principles of mindfulness and practice exercises together.

When:        Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., starting September 17th

Facilitator: Raymond Gornell, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist


Overcoming Anxiety

We all experience stress and worry. When worries seem to take center stage and crowd out other important thoughts and emotions, it may be anxiety. This virtual group can help you to develop effective ways to address anxiety.

When:        Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., starting September 16th 

Facilitator: Anne Edwards, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist


Shy No Longer

This semi-structured virtual group will provide a safe place to explore experiences of anxiety in social situations, teach practical methods of dealing with these concerns, and increase feelings of self-efficacy and confidence.

When:        Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Group is Full) Group Starts October 1st

Facilitator: Jeanne Burkhart, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist


DBT: Better Relationships Through Better Boundaries

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT) model, emphasizing group skills to help persons learn new skills and strategies. This virtual group will provide the opportunity to develop effective ways to navigate life situations or manage challenges in relationships.

When:         Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., 9/17/20-11/12/20

Facilitator:  Vicky Tuakoi, Psy.D., Staff Psychotherapist


Kaleidoscope Circle: A Group for BIPOC Students

This virtual process group is open to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of color) who are looking for opportunities to find community, process experiences, and deepen understandings of self and others. Topics may include but are not limited to: relationships, academics, race-related stress, imposter syndrome, acculturation, microaggressions, intersectional identities, trauma, isolation, resilience, and empowerment.

When:         Mondays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., starting September 14th 

Facilitator:  Caela Day, Psy.D., Staff Psychotherapist


Living with Loss: Grief Support Group 

This virtual group will provide a supportive space for students to share personal grief experiences while also receiving support from others who have lost a loved one. This group can help students develop personal approaches for addressing grief.

When:        Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., starting September 17th

Facilitator: Caela Day, Psy.D., Staff Psychotherapist


Substance Abuse Support

This group will provide a safe space for persons to discuss, explore, and process issues surrounding the difficulties with substance abuse and a safe environment. You can gain great benefits from working with other peers dealing with and managing substance abuse issues.

When:         Mondays, Noon - 1:30 p.m., starting September 21st

Facilitator:   Katherine Schoech, Ph.D., Licensed Staff Psychotherapist









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