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Counseling Services Support Groups

Students in circle on grass at Sturges Quad

Counseling Services has paired with other student support offices to offer specialized support groups. If you are interested in one of the groups listed below, connect with the contact person indicated.

More information on well-being resources on campus is available via this Mental Health Quick Resource List.

LOTUS - Living Optimally Through Understanding and Support
LOTUS - Living Optimally Through Understanding and Support
Megan Syfrett, LMHC, provides 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.

Pam Kosmowski, AOD Program Coordinator

LGBTQ+ Support
This support group was developed as a joint effort between Counseling Services and the office of LGBTQ+ Life on campus. This group is for any LGBTQ+ student who would benefit from a supportive and confidential space. We will talk about different aspects of identity, challenges, fears, and mutually support each other. 

Charlotte Wade, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs for LGBTQ+ Life (she/her and they/them)

Students of Color Support Group
Counseling Services and the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services have previously provided a Students of Color Support Group. This group is tailored to the needs of various racial and ethnic groups and is open to any student wanting to focus on conversations on people of color.

Group currently suspended pending the hire of new Multicultural director.

Online Wellness Group

A number of online wellness groups are offered through NY Project Hope:

  • Mental Wellness
  • Grieving & Healing Support
  • COVID Longhaulers
  • COVID & Relationships
  • Moving Forward
  • Hablemos de COVID

Learn more:


Skills Groups

Counseling Services currently offers two skills-based group programs, 2-Week Tune-Up, a 2-session skills series, and RIO, a 3-session mindfulness skills series; more information is available on on our Skills Groups page.