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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.

Option 1:     Mondays, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Facilitator:  Dr. Mike Malmon, Staff Psychologist

Option 2:     Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Facilitator:  Dr. Caela Day, Staff Psychotherapist

Option 3:    Fridays, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Facilitators: Dr. Mike Malmon, Staff Psychologist, and Monica Smith Acuna, M.A., Practicum Student


Substance Abuse Support

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

When:         Mondays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Facilitator:  Dr. Katherine Schoech, Licensed Psychotherapist


Survivors of Sexual Trauma

This group is for individuals who are survivors of sexual trauma, either during childhood or as an adult. 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.

When:        Tuesdays, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Facilitators:Dr. Vicky Tuakoi, Staff Psychotherapist, and Lori Gardner, M.A., Practicum Student


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 to develop effective ways to navigate life situations or manage challenges in relationships.

Option 1:

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

Facilitator:  Dr. Vicky Tuakoi, Staff Psychotherapist

Option 2:

When:         Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Facilitators: Dr. Vicky Tuakoi, Staff Psychotherapist, and Kate McGuire, M.A., Practicum Student


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 group will help you to develop effective ways to address anxiety.

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

Facilitator:  Dr. Anne Edwards, Staff Psychologist


Thriving with Depression

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

When:        Wednesdays, 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Facilitator: Dr. Katherine Schoech, Licensed Psychotherapist


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.

When:        Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Dr. Jeanne Burkhart, Staff Psychologist


Mind Your 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.

When:         Fridays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Facilitator:  Dr. Ray Gornell, Staff Psychologist






























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