Support Groups, Spring 2016


Support groups for credit students start the week of February 22, 2016. Groups are held at the same time each week for approximately twelve weeks (except Sleep group, see below).  Material builds on each session, so please sign up only if you are committed to coming every week. Come by Student Health, HC-100; call (415) 239-3110 to pre-register; or come to the first session. Groups accept new members the first 2 sessions. Vets group: (see below). 

Trauma Support 

Felicia King, LCSW & Jody Friedman, LCSW

Mondays, 10:00-11:00 am, starts February 29

Get support in a safe environment. Learn strategies to help deal with the effects of trauma, including stress management, relaxation, self-empowerment, etc. Your experience and emotions will be respected as we support your journey towards healing.

Can't Sleep?

Felicia King, LCSW & Jane Ernstthal, NP

ONE TIME ONLY: Tuesday, 1:00pm-2:00pm, February 23                                                       

Sleep deprivation can affect your academic performance, your mood, and your health. Come to this one-time workshop and learn what your body needs and straategies on how to get a better nights' sleep. 


Moving Through Loneliness and Isolation

Minal Nebhnani, MA, PCCI & Jessica Bowmer, MA, MFTI, PCCI

Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm, starts February 23

Are you feeling lonely and disconnected? Come join this group as we address loneliness through art, writing, role-playing, development of social skills, support, and sharing of resources in a fun, safe, and confidential environment.


Vets for Vets Group

Sam Edwards, LCSW

Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm, starts February 25

Student veterans! Share your military and civilian college life experiences. Connect with other vets in a safe and confidential environment. If you are interested in this group, please call Sam Edwards, LCSW at (415) 239-3110 before Feb. 11.

Reduce Stress with Mindfulness & Tame Your Inner Critic

Rik Isnsee, LCSW    

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm, starts February 24      

This group will help you deal with stress and develop a calm self-acceptance in the face of life’s many challenges. Strategies include mindfulness, meditation, guided imagery, and systematic relaxation. You’ll learn how to replace negative messages with self-compassion!

Procrastination - Stop Waiting Around!

Sam Edwards, LCSW

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm, starts February 24

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today! Let’s look at how anxiety and all the demands of juggling work, family, and school can lead to putting things off. Learn how to manage your time, homework (and life!) so you can get things done sooner.

Overcome Anxiety & Self-Consciousness

Sam Edwards, LCSW

Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 pm, starts February 25

This workshop is designed for students who feel self-conscious, boring, or uncomfortable in social situations (such as class discussions). You will learn strategies that will help you feel more confident participating in class and socializing with friends.

Tools for Improving Your Mood    

Betty Wong, LCSW

Fridays, 11:00 am-12:00 noon, starts February 26

Learn cognitive behavioral strategies to increase your skills in managing anxiety, depression, and stress. You will gain a better understanding of how mood and behavior are related. Practicing these skills will increase your confidence and help you feel better.

Support Group for International Students

Minal Nebhnani, MA, PCCI & Alex Lapinski, MA, MSW

Fridays, 1:00-2:00 pm, starts February 26                                 

International students face many challenges coming to the U.S. Topics may include: health and wellness, feeling invisible or isolated, loss of motivation, language and cultural barriers, academics, financial responsibilities, visa status, creating and maintaining friendships.