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Support Groups

Student Health and Counseling offers counseling groups throughout the academic year. If you would like a counseling group for an area of interest, please talk with any of the staff psychologists in Student Health and Counseling.

If you are interested in any of the following groups please call Student Health and Counseling for an intake interview at (507) 222-4080.

The current counseling groups are:

Getting Stronger Together

Winter term 2013 - Mondays from 7:00-8:30 pm

This all gender support group for those who've experienced unwanted sexual contact will meet weekly starting January 14 and will include interactive sessions on mindfulness, listening to the body, accepting support, and communication styles. Facilitated by Carrie MEnk '97, MSW, LISCW, this group offers a safe place to get support and learn strategies for healing and self care.

For more information, contact Marit in Student Health and Counseling or Kaaren in the Gender and Sexuality Center.  To sign up, please call SHAC (222-4080) to schedule a 30 minute info session where you will learn more about the group and make sure it is what you are looking for.

Eating Disorders Group

Winter term 2013 - Date & Time TBD

A group for those needing support and wanting to discuss the challenges that occur around issues of eating and body image. Please contact psychologist Marit Lysne at or call Student Health and Counseling at 222-4080 for more information.

Personal Growth Group

Winter term 2013 - Friday afternoons (Time TBD)

Weekly co-ed groups that can be attended in winter and/or spring terms for students who want to improve how they relate and communicate with peers, friends, and family. The group offers a safe place to explore new ways of communicating and coping with difficult issues while having the support of other students. Group time for each term varies depending on student schedules. Also, see this Group Therapy information sheet. Facilitated by Sarah King, MSW, LICSW.

Please contact Student Health and Counseling at or call 222-4080 for more information.

Other Groups

Groups will be created as needed to meet student requests. So, if you would like a group that you don't see here, call Student Health and Counseling (222-4080) and request it.  Past Groups have included: Coming Out, Mastering The Transition To College, Support for Survivors of Unwanted Sexual Experiences, Self-Esteem Workshop, Grief Support, Off-Campus Programs Re-entry Support, Men's Group, Overcoming Social Anxiety