Group Therapy

Rhodes Student Counseling Center Group Therapy Offerings Spring 2020

Recovering at Rhodes
Mondays 3:00-4:00 pm; Start Date: February 3rd

This group is for anyone who wants to join with other members of the Rhodes community in seeking to live in emotional and chemical sobriety. The group will be conducted according to Twelve-Step principles and is open to everyone.

Healthy U:  Coping Skills Group
Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; Start Date: February 5th

Students desiring tools to help manage stress, emotional distress, and other life experiences that are difficult to deal with are invited to this Healthy U group. Students will leave this space with tangible coping skills to help reduce distress and stressors and increase confidence in growing one’s own overall wellness. This group is an open group throughout the semester.  Students are invited to attend any time the group is in session.

Personal Growth Group
Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 pm; Start Date: February 5th

This group is for individuals who want to gain a better understanding of themselves and the way they interact with people in their lives. The group is a safe space to explore feelings, give and receive important feedback, and practice healthy ways of relating to others. Typical topics that come up in the personal growth group include: anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship concerns, trust issues, self-esteem concerns, and other such topics. The diverse array of concerns that individuals come in with allows ample opportunity for everyone to learn from each other and discover common bonds through discussing emotional experiences.

Sexuality and Gender Identity and Expression Group
Thursdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm; Start Date: February 6th

This is a group open to all students who identify as gender, sexual or romantic minorities to come together in a supportive and safe environment to share their individual and interpersonal struggles and joys, as well as learn more about themselves. Typical themes include, relationships, intersection of identities, empowerment, and minority and relational stress. Diverse viewpoints will be welcomed and equally respected. 

On Solid Ground:  A Group for Survivors of Trauma
Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm; Start Date: February 6th 

This group is designed for people with a history of trauma and is focused on gaining coping skills to help you become safer in your relationships, thinking, and actions.  This safe space focuses on your strengths and helping you increase them. It will cover such topics as taking good care of yourself, being honest and authentic, asking for help, setting boundaries in relationships, detaching from emotional pain, and self-integration.  Every session is structured and is focused on the present which means you will not be asked to reveal upsetting stories or details of trauma or associated challenges. The focus will be on what you can do right now to create a better life for yourself.  For example, you may have survived traumas such as child abuse, military combat, natural disasters, accidents, or violence. You may have associated challenges with substances, gambling, food, or other behavior. We address the links between trauma and related ongoing social, emotional and environmental challenges.   

Expressive Arts Therapy Group
Fridays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm; Start Date: February 7th    

This is a process-oriented group that is enhanced through the use of expressive mediums such as journaling, collaging, drawing, and music. The goal is to use these approaches to increase self-expression and growth, and there is absolutely no expectation of art-related skills or experience. We will use art to establish a safe space for sharing, build awareness of thoughts and feelings, gain insight into relationships, and explore our experiences and identities. This group welcomes individuals dealing with any type of issue and may be particularly helpful if you feel apprehensive about social interaction, struggle with expressing yourself verbally, or are looking for new ways to connect with yourself and others.

Healthy Relationships Group
Fridays 2:00-3:30 pm; Start Date: February 7th  

This process-oriented group is open to students interested in increasing their understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. The goal of this group is to improve interpersonal relationships through examining how one contributes to relationship dynamics along with attempting to connect with others by sharing your own personal experiences. If you are struggling to understand your role in difficulties within various types of relationships, had difficulty balancing your needs with those of others, frequently disagreed with others, or had conflict with others, you may benefit from this group. Along with relationship exploration, group will also address general concerns or struggles that group members may have.

If there are any questions or need for consultation, please contact Archandria Owens at or 901.843.3128.