Counseling Services Group Program

Groups have the advantage of providing additional treatment services as well as offering support from peers experiencing similar concerns or circumstances.

Skills Groups are time-limited (2 or 3 sessions) and psycho-educational, meaning that they focus on providing new information and teaching new skills. They are similar to a mini workshop series. An initial counseling appointment is required.

Support Groups are drop in groups designed to provide students with connection and coping around a specific theme. Students do NOT need to be engaged in counseling first.

Process Groups are ongoing. These groups help members to develop greater insight and to improve their relationships through their interactions with others in the group. An initial counseling appointment is required.

Available Groups, Fall 2023 

Skills Groups

2-Week Tune-Up
This 2-session workshop series is designed to support students in building a variety of adaptive coping skills for managing emotional distress. The in-session activities focus on improving understanding of emotional responses through a cognitive-behavioral lens.
Friday Sept 22 & 29, 11 am - 12 noon

MiND - Mindfully Navigating Distress
MiND is a 2-session series focused on developing mindfulness skills for improved ability to experience and manage emotional distress. The in-session practices build skills for paying mindful attention, becoming less stuck, creating space around distress, and increasing self-compassion.

RIO - Recognition, Insight, Openness
RIO is a 3-session series that focuses on mindfulness awareness. The goals of RIO include to create a new understanding of/relationship with psychological pain, to develop new skills to add to one's own personal "coping toolbox," and to increase insight of one's values in order to identify a path towards change.

Support Groups

L.O.T.U.S. - Living Optimally Through Understanding and Support
This walk-in support group for students impacted by someone else's (family member, friend) substance use. This is a safe space for students to connect, relate over shared experiences, and begin to heal

  • Facilitator: Pam Kosmowski, LMFT, ACP Program Coordinator
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  • Location: Onondaga 203-South

S.M.A.R.T. - Self-Management and Recovery Training 

This walk-in group is designed to provide support and assistance to students who have struggled with their substance use, either currently or in the past.

  • Facilitator: Pam Kosmowski, LMFT, ACP Program Coordinator
  • Day/Time: Fridays, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Onondaga 203-South
Process Groups

Transitions Group
This is a closed interpersonal process group providing a place for students to talk about their transition to Geneseo. It will help students gain insight about thoughts and feelings, experience increased relational support, and establish a sense of belonging on campus
Day/Time: Mondays, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Start Date: October 16, 2023 (tentative)
Facilitator: Yilun Fang, MA, and Kathy Diamond, Counseling Services Trainees

T.R.U.E. Self Group
Trust in Relationships by Understanding and Embracing Self

This is a closed, 12-week interpersonal process group designed for students who are already engaged in individual therapy with Counseling Services. It will address concerns relating to sexual identity, including self-awareness, self-evaluation, relationships, and interpersonal connections.
Day/Time: Fridays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Start Date: September 22, 2023
Facilitator: Cailley Wayman, LMHC, CASAC

A processing group for BIPOC students

This is a closed, 8-week group for students who wish to connect with other BIPOC students about the challenges and triumphs that come with identity at SUNY Geneseo.
Day/Time: Fridays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Start Date: September 13, 2023
Facilitators: Faeeza Masood, LMHC (contact person) and Yilun Fang, MA