Support Groups & Group Therapy

CAPS provides various support and therapy groups for the Saint Mary's College campus community.

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We offer groups and workshops on various topics including issues related to food and body image, coping with grief and loss, sexual trauma, alcohol and drug use, relationships, stress management, coping with life transitions, and cultural diversity and interpersonal communication.

If a particular need arises on campus, we will organize a group on a particular subject area or for a particular group of students or staff members. Groups take place at CAPS or may be organized at another campus location.


Why Participate In Group?

  • Group can provide a space for you to work on interpersonal issues in the context of many supportive and reliable relationships.
  • Group therapy helps to establish a sense of belonging and connection that you may be seeking in your life.
  • Group can help you to attain your goals by providing supportive and challenging feedback from members and trained facilitators.
  • Group can be a great option for getting longer-term services.

EXAMPLES OF GROUP OPPORTUNITIES--Updates to be announced September, 2020

First In The Family — Are you the first in your family to attend college?  Are you the first to move away from home?  Unsure of the “hidden rules” of college? Come share your experience and gain support surrounding feelings of excitement and anxiety, responsibility, pride, guilt and confusion.

Sexual Trauma Survivors — Have you had an unwanted sexual experience?  Have you felt shamed and/or silenced by the trauma? Connect with others to know you are not alone.