Counseling Service

Group Counseling for Fall 2018

Therapy Groups

General Therapy Groups

A safe space to understand and express emotions, explore better ways of interacting with others, and find increased authenticity in relationships in and out of the therapy room.



  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   (Contact Dr. Tessa Wimberley at


Graduate Student General Therapy Group - Mondays

Sexual Assault Support

Hope and Healing

A supportive and confidential environment for female survivors of sexual assault.



Creating Confidence

For students struggling with anxiety, fears, obsessions, or other mind traps that keep them stuck, afraid, or unable to fulfill their social, academic, or personal potential.



A Lighter Shade of Blue

This group is for students who struggle with feeling sad and down. Members will learn to better understand and manage their chronic sadness. The group will provide a safe space for members to connect, feel less alone, and give/receive feedback.


Body Image

My Body My Self

Explores women's struggles with body image and self-worth and the ways that dieting, obsessing about thinness, binge-eating, over-exercising, and purging may affect their lives.



International Students

International Student Support Group

Meet other international students, learn about U.S. culture, solve problems, and practice speaking English as you help each other adjust to life in the United States.


Diversity Issues

Circle of Sisters

A support & discussion that addresses such topics as personal concerns, interpersonal & dating relationships, sexuality, and being a Black woman on a predominantly White campus.


  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   (Contact Dr. Kimberly Y. Campbell at


Individuals representing the diverse gender and sexual orientation continuum are invited to participate in co-creating a space to discuss identity, coming out, transitioning, relationships, struggles, and victories; a space to decompress, share what's on your mind, and find support.


Anti-Racism and Ally Building Group

The Anti-Racism and Ally Building Group has the goal of promoting White students' awareness of how they have been socialized into racism, increasing their cultural competence, and helping them become better racial allies. We encourage participants to take responsibility for their own learning, and hope they will leave the group with a better understanding of racism and racial privilege, an ability to engage fellow White people in promoting an anti-racism stance, and generally, to take responsibility for combating racism in themselves and our society. This social justice themed therapy group will consist of 6-8 students.


  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   (Contact Dr. Noah Collins at

Entre Nosotrxs Latinx Support Group

This group is meant to be a safe space for Latinx students to share their stories, struggles, and successes as they work to accomplish their academic goals at UMD. Students may discuss experiences related to their identity, cultural values, academics/career, family, and relationships, among other topics. Students will learn about themselves, gain support, and work on improving their self-care and life balance



Women’s Self-Compassion Group

This is an 8-week, semi-structured group designed to help women be kind and patient with themselves. Guided by the mindful, self-compassion approach, this group utilizes guided meditations, journaling, and various exercises to cultivate a new relationship with oneself based on kindness, respect, and compassion and to explore how these changes affect how one relates to themselves and others.


Graduate Student Support

Women’s Graduate Student Support Group

A support and discussion group for female graduate students. This group is designed to provide students with support around graduate school stressors, an opportunity to learn new coping strategies for graduate school and life in general, and a forum to connect with other women graduate students across other disciplines.


  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   (Contact Dr. Pepper Phillips at

Dissertation Support Group

Members will receive support from the facilitator and each other in getting through the struggles involved in completing their dissertation or thesis.



Mindfulness Meditation

This group is for those interested in learning new approaches for managing negative thought patterns and challenging emotions. The group meets weekly for 90 minutes and runs for 4 weeks. Multiple 4-week sessions will be offered. Each group involves learning a new mindfulness concept and skill, discussion of your mindfulness practice, receiving supportive feedback from group members, and weekly take-home materials.


  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   (Contact Dr. Tessa Wimberley at

Understanding Emotions

Wise Emotions

This a six week semi structured group designed to provide a supportive space for students while teaching students skills to manage emotions that "get the best of them," and whose emotions interfere with their ability to effectively solve problems and to communicate in relationships that are important to them.


  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   (Contact Dr. Kimberly Y. Campbell at