Group counseling provides a great opportunity to discuss common concerns with other students, with an aim toward personal growth and change. All groups are facilitated by a licensed PCC clinician. Under the guidance of the facilitating therapist(s), group members support one another, explore personal concerns, share feedback, and challenge one another to develop healthier interpersonal and coping skills.
Groups for Spring 2024 will begin in Mid-Late February. Groups will meet for approximately eight weeks and are usually closed to new members after the second meeting. Committed attendance is encouraged to promote group cohesion.
To join a group or to learn more, contact the PCC at 845-257-2920 to set up a meeting with the facilitator. For frequently asked questions about groups see the Our Services page, and for up-to-date information check our Instagram @newpaltzpcc.
#SkillstoChill Tuesdays 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., facilitated by Eric Toboika, LMSW & Sarah Burrows, LMHC
Stressed out?!! Is anxiety interfering with your ability to do your best academically or with your comfort in social situations? This workshop teaches you the basics of how your nervous system functions and how to regulate it. Learn skills to reduce your reactivity to the stressors of college life and leave with a stress-busting toolkit to help you feel a little more hopeful and in control.
BIPOC Resilience Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., facilitated by Chanté Coppedge, MHC-LP
To the SUNY New Paltz students who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) we see you, we care about you, and we welcome you! This group is specially curated to support your emotional wellness and help you navigate adjustment to college, academics, loneliness, imposter syndrome, and your unique experiences. Each week you will get to learn a new skill to assist in building and maintaining emotional wellness. Our hope is that you leave feeling better equipped to cope with emotional stressors and empowered as a BIPOC student among our campus community. We are so excited for you to join!
All of Me Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., facilitated by Loucricia Brown, LCSW
All of Me is a support group for students who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. The goal of the group is to create a trusting space to process life and campus issues, build skills to manage challenges, and explore various aspects of identity. Topics are developed by the group, and often include themes such as increasing self-esteem and resilience, coming out, managing difficult relationships, and creating peer support networks.
Wise Mind II Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., facilitated by Atalia Lyte, LMHC
Do you know coping skills, but have trouble using them? Do you feel stuck, and like your emotions are intense and out of control? Wise Mind II is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed, skill-based group designed to help you apply your skills in tough situations, so that you can feel better able to handle your emotions. Together we will learn specific ways to handle difficult interpersonal situations and feel more grounded in our decisions.