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Group Therapy

Group Therapy is an effective therapeutic process provided in a supportive environment where participants can recognize and overcome unhealthy thinking patterns and learn healthier ways to cope with uncomfortable emotions. Being a member of a therapy group gives the lived experience that others have similar feelings, problems, hopes, and fears. This understanding of our similarities is an important part of healing. Group members have the unique advantage of interpersonal learning which helps to achieve a greater level of self-awareness and provides the opportunity to lift and instill hope in others. Group therapy includes 8-10 members and lasts for 60 minutes. We offer a variety of groups, including group therapy and emotional wellness workshops. Some groups are time-limited with a specific focus, while others are broader and open-ended. Please see the group descriptions below for more information about groups currently offered at Counseling Services.



How do I join a therapy group?

For current clients, speak to your current therapist about joining a group.

For new clients, please call, email, or walk-in to schedule a consultation appointment for a "brief screening." The client must complete the online consent and intake form.

Title Facilitator Day and Time Start and End Date Location Description
Reconciling Faith and Sexuality Susiane Manning
Kristin Myres

A process group for LGBTQ+ students to explore their identities, help support one another, and work towards spiritual and psychological health.

Open Process Mich Suyama Thursday
11 am
September 7, 2023 - November 20, 2023 Group Room A therapeutic process group for individuals with diverse needs.
Men's Process Kaeo Alo Wednesday
3 pm
September 6, 2023 - November 29, 2023 Group Room Supporting men towards developing awareness of mental, emotional, and behavioral wellness.


How do I join a Drop-In Group?

Drop-in groups are open to all interested students and do not require a referral or initial consultation appointment. Students may attend as many of the drop-in group sessions as needed. Clients must complete the online registration, consent, and intake forms. Please click on the title of the group you are interested in to complete the registration.

Title Facilitator Day and Time Start and End Date Location Description
Wise Mind Sister Silva Monday
11 am
October 2, 2023 - November 27, 2023 Group Room

A DBT life skills group to learn and develop tools to manage stress, frustration, crisis, and to be effective in relationships.

STOMMP Savani Aupiu Wednesday
12 pm

Session1: September 13, 2023 - October 18, 2023

Session2: October 25, 2023 - November 29, 2023

Group Room Learn skills in getting started on tasks, time management, organizing your materials, becoming more motivated, memory skills, and completing projects.
Connect with Self and Others Elder Young Tuesday
2 pm
September 5, 2023 - November 28, 2023 Group Room An opportunity to better understand yourself within the context of relationships and to practice skills to improve connection and relationships.
Grief Support Group Elder Young Thursday
3 pm
September 7, 2023 - November 30, 2023 Group Room Process grief and loss of a loved one through death in a supportive group environment.
Mother's Support Group Rachel Kekaula TBA TBA TBA


How do I join a Workshop?

Workshops are open to all students. A referral, initial consultation, online registration, and intake forms are not required.
You can call, email, or walk in to our office if you would like to join one of these workshops.

Title Facilitator Day and Time Start and End Date Location Description
Emotional Wellness 101 Academic Trainees Wednesday
11 am
September 13, 2023 - November 29, 2023 Group Room Psychoeducational and skills building workshops on common emotional concerns and specific topics such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger management, perfectionism, and stress management.

Seven Principles for Marriage

(Only this workshop will require a registration form)

Kristin Myres
Nathan Myres
4:30 pm
September 24, 2023 - November 12, 2023 Stake Center
CH 2C and 2D
In this class, partners will learn new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving higher levels of friendship and intimacy.
Let's Talk Savani Aupiu Thursday
11am-12:30 pm
Aucust 31, 2023 - December 14, 2023 Aloha Center 133 Drop-in to talk with a counselor about any concerns or issues you may have.
Art Therapy Eric Orr Friday
3:30-5 pm
September 29, 2023 - December 8, 2023 Mckay Building 167 Integrating psychotherapy with the creative process though artistic expression such as drawing, painting, collage, and coloring.