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Support Group Registration

Thank you for your interest in our support groups! You do not need to be a counseling center client to join. Anyone affiliated with the university can attend. Staff, faculty, and students are welcome. There is no charge for group participation. The only requirement is that you are physically located in the state of Utah for any session you attend during the period these groups are provided through telemental health. If you have not already done so, you must register at least one day in advance of the group so facilitators will have your information. Once registered, you will be added to the group list and will receive a reminder email on the morning of the day your group meets. 

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Support Groups Currently Offered

  • Beyond Binaries is a weekly support group for transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming folx. It meets Thursdays from 2:30-4pm. Please contact Keri Frantell for more information.
  • Building a Community of Women in STEM, this group is not currently running. This is a space where women & femme-identified students can connect. For more information, please contact Gretchen Anstadt. You can also register for this group online (below).
  • Let's Talk Support Group, meets Friday afternoon from 12-1pm. This is a space where students can drop- in for as needed support around social, academic, and life stress, and to learn about other supportive resources available to promote mental and emotional health and overall wellbeing. Please contact Gretchen Anstadt for more information about the group.
  • Men of Color Self- Compassion Support Group, this group provides a space where men of color can foster community and gain support from other men of color while gaining a sense of increased self- compassion. This group will meet in- person on Fridays from 12- 1:15pm. For more information, please register below or contact Roberto Martinez.
  • All the Feels: A BIPOC Support Group, meets in- person on Fridays from 1-2:30pm. This is a space where BIPOC students can foster community and gain support from other BIPOC students. For more information or to sign- up for the group, please register online (below) or contact Fabiola Madrigal  or Nicole Puertas Sanchez
  • Faith + Doubt, meets Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm on Zoom. This group provides support to those who are exploring and/or questioning their spiritual/religious/philosophical take on life. For more information, please contact Susan Chamberlain. You can also register for this group online (below).
  • Chai & Chat, meets Thursdays from 4-5pm. It is a support group to provide a safe support space for international students to share their experiences and discuss anything that is confusing, difficult, challenging or amusing. We can talk about cultural differences, the effects of COVID-19, homesickness, relationships, adjustment to Utah or to the U. This group meets on Thursdays from 4-5pm. For more information, please contact Sui Zhang. You can also register for this group online (below).
  • Let's TOC about it: Transfer of Care Info Sessions, provides case management information for students that are navigating accessing counseling or support services in the campus or greater community. For more information, please contact Ardi Ghmire. You can also register for this group online (below).
  • Healing for Helpers Support Group, examines stress, compassion fatigue and provides a supportive community for students in helping professions. Students can discuss their experiences navigating their helping role demands while balancing acadmic and personal goals. This group meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm. For more information, please contact Alex White. You can also register for this group online (below).
  • LGBTQ+ Support Group, provides a space for people who identify under the LGBTQ+ umbrella to build community and connect with one another. This group meets on Thursdays from 12-1:00pm. For more information, please contact Troy Leishman. You can also register for this group online (below).  
  • Healing Connections, This is a group for students who mourn the death of a loved one. It provides a safe space and a supportive community where participants can express and process grief reactions, and examine how the loss changes them and their life. This group meets on Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm. For more information, please contact Luana Nan. You can also register for this group online (below).

If there is a support group you’d like to suggest, please contact the University Counseling Center with your idea. We are always interested in knowing how we can best meet the needs of our campus community.

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Last Updated: 1/13/23