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


Reconsidering the Role of Substance Abuse in Your Life

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

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

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


An Interpersonal Process Group for Strengthening Relationships

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 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   (GROUP IS FULL)

Facilitator:  Michael Malmon, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist & Kyrie Lampert, M.A., Practicum Student

Option 2:   Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.      (GROUP IS FULL)

Facilitators: Michael Malmon, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist & Pippa Tucker, M.A., Practicum Student


Mindfulness Practices Group                (GROUP CANCELLED)

This five-session 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:        Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

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


Overcoming Anxiety          (GROUP IS CLOSED)

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, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (Group starts Wednesday, February 3rd)

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


Living with Loss: Grief Support Group

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

When:         Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  (Group starts Thursday, February 18th)

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


When Shyness Gets in Your Way  (GROUP IS FULL)

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:        Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.     (Group starts Tuesday, February 2nd)

Facilitator: Vicky Tuakoi, Psy.D., Staff Psychotherapist, & Sabah Islam, B.A., Practicum Student


DBT: Better Relationships Through Better Boundaries    (GROUP IS FULL)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.

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

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


Support Group for Transgender Individuals

Transgender individuals sometimes experience much hostility, stress, and rejection from others who fail to understand their narratives. This group is designed to provide support, empathy, and acceptance as well as provide coping strategies.

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

Facilitator:  Jeanne Burkhart, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, & Kyrie Lampert, M.A., Practicum Student


Kaleidoscope Circle: A Group for BIPOC Students

This 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, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  (Group starts Monday, February 22nd)

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


Men’s Group              (GROUP CANCELLED)

This process group will offer a place for men to discuss their relationships and the expectations that they have for themselves in a world that often sends mix messages about masculinity and at times is stressful. Healthy ways to be in relation to ourselves and others will be explored.

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

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


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Tivoli Student Union, Suite 651

You will need to take the Tower Elevator to get to our offices.

Monday – Friday 

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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