Group Counseling

Groups are available to have the support of others who share similar concerns and to gain information needed for effective self-care. A wide variety of groups are available each semester, focusing on topics such as relationships, stress, anxiety, and women's issues.

All of our groups and classes provide a safe and confidential place to learn skills or explore issues and are run by professional staff. 

Effective March 18, 2020 our counseling groups and classes have been postponed until further notice. Please note that individual counseling services are still available at the Student Health and Counseling Center at this time. 


To enroll in a group or class, call 559.278.2734 or fill out an interest form

COPE: Stress Management Workshop

By: Leslie Weiser, Psy.D.

Learn 3 methods for fast stress relief in this single 50 minute session. Spring 2020 workshop dates will be announced soon. 

Date Time
Wednesday, March 4 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 10 11:00 a.m.
Friday, March 13 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 17 9:00 a.m.
Friday, March 20 9:00 a.m.
Monday, March 23 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 24 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25 2:00 p.m.

Recognition Insight Openness (RIO)

By: Leslie Weiser, Psy.D.

Increase awareness of your life experiences and choose ways to rise above it. (3 Sessions Only)

Download the Introduction to RIO. 

SMART (Strategies to Manage Anxiety and Reduce Tension)

By: Leslie Weiser, Psy.D.

Strategies to Manage Anxiety and Reduce Tension (S.M.A.R.T.). Learn to use the power of your mind, and strategies to reduce and eliminate anxiety. 


Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 11:00 a.m.
By: Steve Sanchez, LMFT

Gain insight to improve all your relationships and connect in deeper more meaningful ways with others.


Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m
By: Josie Rangel, LCSW

Finding HARMONY, EMBRACING self-acceptance, and RECLAIMING your true self. 

SOS (Success Over Stress)

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
By: Myrna Pacheco, LMFT

Learn how to implement proactive stress prevention and management strategies. 

Meditation Group

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. 
By: Leslie Weiser, Psy.D.

Experience meditation and take a break from the stressors of life. Drop ins welcome. 


Fridays at 2:00 p.m. 
By: Steve Sanchez, LMFT.

An opportunity to speak your mind. Because men have issues too.

Anxiety Support

Mondays at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
By: Steve Sanchez, LMFT

Work out anxiety through shared common experience.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
By: Zenaida Cruz, LMFT and Stephanie Liuba, M.A., Psych Trainee

A psychoeducational group focusing on building emotional regulation and interpersonal skills. 

Support: Conversations on Mental Health and Disability

Dates Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. in Henry Madden Library Room 1222
By: Marie Haroutinian, CRC, APCC and Troy Polnitz, M.S., CRC

Conversations on mental health and disability workshop series. A safe and brave space for students to create connectedness, foster wellness, and access social support. Attend any or all workshops; topics vary each week.

For a full list of topics, click here.

International Talking Circle

Fridays at 1:00 p.m., USU Room 308
By: Zenaida Cruz, LMFT

International Talking Circle is a safe space that respects the privacy of international students to share experiences, connect with others, talk about feelings and obtain support.