Groups & Workshops

Group Counseling is a confidential service provided to all eligible students. Therapy groups are often limited to a maximum of 12 people; once therapy has begun the group is closed. Closed groups with a small number of participants allows for trust building and group cohesion, thus allowing groups to be therapeutic.

How to Sign Up

Groups are not drop-ins and fill up quickly; please contact the group facilitator prior to the start of the group session to ensure space is still available and that the group will meet your needs.

What to expect at group counseling:

Introduction to Group Therapy

For medical or psychiatric emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital.

Wednesdays   11:00 am - 12:15 pm

6/20/18 - 8/8/18        NO GROUP ON 7/4/18


Facilitator(s): Jason Cataldo, LMFT

This is a skills based group focused on improving your relationships (romantic, family/friend, etc.) with others.  We’ll discuss ways to have difficult conversations while also identifying and moving towards your goal(s) of the conversation: getting what you want, maintaining the relationship, and/or maintaining your self-respect.  Group will also cover learning ways to accept change in relationships and ending destructive relationships.


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Dates/Times:  Thursdays 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm          6/7/18 - 8/16/18     FULL AND CLOSED

Facilitator(s):  Becca Thompson, Ph.D.



Dates/Times:  Fridays 10:00 am - 11:30 am          6/29/18 - 8/17/18     

Facilitator(s):  Courtney Hughes, LMFT &  Megan Ellis, LMFT


This group is for people who want to explore and improve interpersonal relationships.  Group therapy is the treatment of choice for people who experience troubled relationships, low self-esteem, and difficulty trusting self and/or others. This group offers a safe environment in which to identify and explore feelings, give and receive support and feedback, practice new and healthier ways of relating to others, and feel less lonely and isolated.


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Dates/Times:  Fridays   12:00 pm  - 1:15 pm     

Group meets only 4 times on the following dates:  6/29, 7/6, 7/20 and 7/27

A koru, the spiral shape of the unfurling fern frond, is the natural representation of the balance between perpetual growth and stability.This workshop series offers skills in Mindfulness and Meditation, which offer the type of growth symbolized by the koru.  Beyond simply decreasing your stress, this course offers approaches and skills to help you find more satisfaction in your daily life. The course, consisting of 4 classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind; and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you!

For more information contact Jason Cataldo at 916-278-6043 or email  


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Tuesdays: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm                  FULL AND CLOSED

6/5/18 - 8/14/18

Facilitator(s):  Megan Patterson-Kirnon, LMFT & Becca Thompson, Ph.D.

This group is open to women from all backgrounds who want to improve their self-esteem and enhance their relationships. It is a safe place to talk about whatever concerns you, including self-worth, relationship problems, identity, family issues, and body image. This is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, laugh, and experience the wisdom, camaraderie and compassion of other women.