Joining a group offers the opportunity to build connections, develop coping skills, and engage with a counselor in a group setting with other students.

Our Approach

Group therapy, skills series, and counseling workshops are effective and powerful forms of therapy. In groups, students not only have the chance to share their experiences, but can also hear from peers. Sharing stories can help us to feel less alone, since we are all figuring out how to live and learn together, understanding aspects of our identities, and more.

Some groups and programs are:

  • open and anyone can join 
  • drop-in and anyone can attend any number of sessions at any time
  • registration required and completing a form, interview, or other screening process is required

Current Offerings :

 

 

 

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This group is for students interested in exploring how they cope with stress, tolerate difficult emotions, reduce negative self-talk, improve feelings of self-worth, and develop stronger connections within relationships. The aims of the group are to explore how we show up within relationships, give and receive feedback, and try on new roles based on what we have learned. This includes learning communication skills and identifying and expressing emotions. Understanding Self and Others Within Relationships is a powerful space for learning, self-change, and empowerment of one-another.

Contact Joshua Trombly at jtrombly@middlebury.edu to register or for more information.

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A weekly DBT-informed skills group meeting Fridays during J-term.

If interested, please contact Leila McVeigh. lmcveigh@middlebury.edu

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Do emotions sometimes…  

…overwhelm you? 

…stop you from being able to act?  

…lead to say or do things you regret, even if you know better?  

  You’re in good company. Many of us have been there. Wise Mind is a short-term group offering skills to take a step back, manage emotions, and choose a better way forward. Emotions are important. We just can’t let them run the show. The term Wise Mind comes from the idea that emotions and logic can be blended to guide us toward healthy choices. A few weeks won’t change your whole life, but practice makes progress!  

The four skill areas covered are: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness (communication and boundaries). 

  If interested, please contact Leila McVeigh.  lmcveigh@middlebury.edu 

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A WEEKLY COUNSELING GROUP ON THURSDAYS AT 1:00 PM BEGINNING ON FEBRUARY 16TH.

Please contact srothberg@middlebury.edu for more info/to sign up

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This is a weekly group counseling experience beginning Thursday, February 16th at 4:00 PM

If interested, contact Kate R at russell@middlebury.edu

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Here and Now is a mindfulness resource that will focus on how we relate to the stress in our lives. We will explore mindfulness concepts that include cultivating a sense of ease, being present, staying with what is difficult, and working with thoughts and emotions. We will practice brief guided mindfulness exercises to encourage calm awareness.  

 

There is no need to register or attend every session. Students may drop in when they are able. Questions can be directed to Leila McVeigh.  lmcveigh@middlebury.edu