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Therapy/Support Groups




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. All groups are held in Tivoli 651. To sign-up for a group call (303) 615-9988 or drop by Tivoli 651.


Relationally Strong: An interpersonal Process Group

This therapy group is designed for individuals who desire growth, Insight, and awareness of both self and others by relating effectively with other group members in a safe, supportive environment. Choose one of four options:


Facilitator:  Michael Malmon, Ph.D., , Staff Psychologist

Day/Time:  Mondays 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


                   Fridays 9:00 am to 10:30 am


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

Day/Time: Mondays, 10:15 am to 11:30 am


Facilitator: Ray Gornell, PsyD., Staff Psychologist

Day/Time: Tuesday, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm


Facilitator: Steven C. Lee., Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Day/Time: Fridays, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm



A Group for the Graduate Mind

This group will provide a safe space for students in the various graduate programs to process their experiences of managing life as a graduate student. All are welcome to share a variety of issues and needs, but all members will be a collective of graduate students with graduate experiences.

Facilitator:   Michael Malmon, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Day/Time:    Fridays. 10:30 am to 11:30 am


A Group with Real Substance

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

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

Day/Time:   Tuesdays 10:00 am to 11:15 am


A Whole New World: A Group for Graduating Seniors

This group will provide a safe space for students who are in their final semester, ready to graduate, to process their new identities as graduates and shed their identities as students. This group focuses on the stress and difficulties of transitioning into a whole new career world post-graduation.

Facilitator: Anne Edwards, Ph.D., Licensed Staff Psychologist

Day/Time: Wednesdays. 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm



This group is for individuals who are survivors of sexual trauma. This is a process based group for processing trauma in a safe environment by increasing insight about how sexual trauma impacts self-identity and the relationships in our lives.  

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

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 10:15 am to 11:30 am


DBT: Better Relationships through Better Boundaries

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment model, emphasizing group skills training classes to help persons learn new skills and strategies to develop effective ways to navigate life situations or manage challenges in relationships.

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

Day/Time:   Tuesdays, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


                    Thursdays. 10:00 am to 11:30 am


Working It Through: Processing for Well-Being

Ever had the feeling that you can’t catch your breath because of all the responsibilities stacking on top of you? Or because you’re drowning in all of your responsibilities? This group is offered as a space to join together with other students facing everyday stressors and learn strategies for finding balance in your life. This group will assist with letting go of stress in order to breathe easier.


Facilitator: Steven C. Lee, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

Day/Time: Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm


Shy No Longer

This semi-structured 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.

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

Day/Time: Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm


Battling Depression and Anxiety:


Saving the Soul: Working with and through Depression

This group will provide a safe place to explore, understand, and process the various experiences of depression, working towards understanding these experiences and offering methods for managing life.

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

Day/Time:  Mondays, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm


What? Me Worry!

We all experience worries. However, when worries seem to take the center stage and crowd out other important thoughts and emotions, it may be anxiety. This group will help you to develop effective ways to address anxiety. 

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

Day/Time: Wednesdays,  3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


Mind Your Own Mind     

A group for those interested in learning mindfulness practices and integrating them into daily life. Focuses on a variety of mindfulness skills, practicing these skills during group and in between meetings.

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

Day/Time: Fridays, 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm





























































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