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Group Counseling

Group counseling can provide you with needed support, increase your ability to cope with life's challenges and help you grow as a person. All groups are free and confidential to eligible Whitworth students, and each is facilitated by a counselor. The number of group-counseling sessions is unlimited per student, as appropriate.

Fall 2022 Groups

The Immigration Learning Circle

The Immigration Learning Circle is a group to help facilitate space and support for students who have been impacted by immigration by way of their own or their families’ journey. This will include listening to one another, sharing stories, learning, processing, healing and celebrating together. This group is in collaboration with student diversity, equity and inclusion. Please contact SDEI Director, Ayaka Dohi, to be screened into this group:

Eco-Therapy Group

The counseling center’s Eco-Therapy group will focus on providing a space to be in nature while learning mindfulness and relaxation strategies to help build one’s coping skills battery. We will do activities that help further develop skills in acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion. This group will meet in front of the counseling center at noon on the first Thursday of every month (Noon-2 p.m.).

Healthy Relationships

The Healthy Relationship group is a community group designed for all individuals who are looking for a space to share, learn, and enter into conversations about all aspects of a relationship (i.e. boundaries, knowing yourself, what a healthy relationship looks like to you, sex, intimacy, communication). The goal of this group is to make it possible for individuals to engage in discussions about hopes, fears, and questions surrounding romantic relationships while learning about what a healthy relationship can look like. Facilitated by a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, this group will meet once a week on Mondays from noon-1 p.m. at the Whitworth Counseling Center in Schumacher Hall. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Emma Christie-Foster at