Support Groups, Spring 2017


Support groups for credit students start the week of February 6th, 2017.
Groups are held the same time each week for approximately twelve weeks. Material builds on each session, so please sign up only if you are committed to coming every week.

To pre-register come to Student Health, HC-100 or call 415.239.3110, or come to the first session. (*Intake required ahead of time for Trauma Support, see below).
Groups accept new members the first two sessions.


STRESS REDUCTION: Skills and Practice

Alessandra Fleming, MA & Nicole Chow, MA

Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm, starts February 7th

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!


Cecilia Nepomuceno, PhD.

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. Pre-registration AND initial intake with the facilitator required; schedule between January 17-February 3, 2017.

PROCRASTINATION – Stop Waiting Around!                                             

Sam Edwards, LCSW  

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm, starts February 8th

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 and homework (and life!) so you can get things done sooner.


Sam Edwards, LCSW   

Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 pm, starts February 9th

Feel self-conscious, boring, or uncomfortable in social situations (such as class discussions)? Learn strategies that will help you feel more confident participating in class and socializing with friends.


HollyHoffman, MA & Cecilia Nepomuceno, PhD.

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.