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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) 615-9988 to reach the Counseling Center office. 

All Fall 2021 Virtual Therapy/Support Groups will be held in Microsoft Teams.


Mindfulness Practices Drop-In 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 16th

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 15th 

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


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.

                                                    Option 1-Virtual

When:         Fridays,  9:00 a.m. - 10:30  a.m.

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


                                                     Option 2-In-Person

When:         Mondays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   

Facilitator:  Michael Malmon, Ph.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:         Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.             

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


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., September 16th - November 11th

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


A Men’s Support Group: Building Healthier Masculinities

This group offers a supportive setting to talk about what it means to be a successful man in today’s society. We draw on men’s ability to build teams and form bonds as a way for members to provide and receive support in becoming the best version of themselves. In this semi-structured group, we will focus on specific topics that many men face, including: expectations and stereotypes in masculinity, healthy sexuality, building supportive friendships, sharing emotion, and finding strength in vulnerability. The group is open to anyone who identifies as a man regardless of gender expression.

When:          Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facilitator:   John Jurica, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist


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 16th

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


Insights and Experiences for Trans Students

Everything we hear, see, and perceive at home, at work, at school and in the media can seep in and affect our ability to make our way in the world. If unaddressed, stereotypes about the Trans community can have a negative impact on our mental health. This group will provide a safe place to talk about who we are, our process of transitioning, and how we can make our way in the world.

When:           Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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


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. A major emphasis of this group will be on providing harm reduction strategies to empower students to change their substance abuse habits in ways that truly resonate with their personal goals. You can gain great benefits from working with other peers dealing with and managing substance abuse issues. 

When:         Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Facilitator:   Alex Procter, Staff Psychotherapist


Anti-Racism and Ally-Building Drop-In Group for White-Identified Students

This virtual Drop-In Group will provide opportunity to examine how White privilege and White fragility maintain racial injustice and systemic oppression. Participants will examine barriers to talking about racism and how to become better allies to BIPOC. This group is intended for students committed to racial justice and social change who strive to promote a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.

When:         Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., September 8th - November 10th

Facilitator:  John Jurica, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist


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