Every Fall and Spring semester the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services offers a variety of groups. Counseling groups are often the best way to work on areas of concern, especially when those concerns deal with issues that directly affect your relationship with others. Groups give you contact with peers as well as a therapist in a safe and confidential environment.
Membership in a group is by appointment only. We do offer drop in groups each semester, but these will also require that you make an appointment with us. Please call us at 304-293-4431 or drop by the Carruth Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Health & Education Building if you are interested in joining a group.
For more information about group services at Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services or to share ideas about a group you would like to see offered, please contact the Group Coordinator, Christine Simpson by phone at 304-293-4431 or email her at email@example.com.
Spring 2020 Groups
Groups for students with a variety of concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, stress, forming relationships). Offers a safe environment to give/receive support, learn about yourself, and to practice new ways of relating to others.
Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Jessica at email@example.com.
Contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Journey, My Culture, My Identities: A Group for Women
- Find themselves to be one of a few (as international students, women of color, etc.)
- Seek to develop resilience and positive coping with life's challenges
- Wish to find their voice or sense of self at WVU or in their home communities
- Want to increase their sense of belonging and meaningful connection
- Navigate different identities
- Seek support from like-minded students and interested in exploring new ways of being
Anxiety 101 Group
Do you constantly worry? Are you feeling anxious? Come join our workshop! Anxiety 101 is a 3-week workshop where you will learn strategies to help manage your anxiety. You will learn about symptoms of anxiety, causes and effects, but more importantly… how to cope with anxiety! You will also learn about incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine and utilizing relaxation techniques to cope with your anxiety. Please plan on attending all 3 weeks of the workshop.
Contact Sara at
email@example.com for more information.
Manage Your Mood
This is a 3-week workshop focused on learning strategies to cope with depression. Two separate workshops will run for 3 weeks. Please plan on attending all 3 weeks of the workshop.
Contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Social Anxiety Group
Embracing Your Body 101
Please contact Taylor at email@example.com for additional information.
Sexual Assault Survivors
Qmmunity Support Group
Contact Jeneice at JLShaw@mail.wvu.edu.
Men's Interpersonal Process Group
This interpersonal process group offers men the opportunity to change ineffective patterns of thought and behavior, as well as explore and practice skills that have been shown to improve men's personal and social lives.
Contact Narayan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Group (CSUD)
- Reducing substance use
- Developing sober social support
- Maintaining and increasing motivation to change
- Identifying and developing behavioral skills to reduce use
- Understanding how substance use impacts the brain and overall level of functioning and MORE!!!
Life After Loss
A group offering support, understanding, and acceptance in a safe and confidential setting to help you work through your grief. No matter where you are at in this process, you are not alone in your grieving. Grieving the loss of an important person in your life is challenging and best supported in a group setting where sharing is done with others who can relate. College campuses can be a difficult environment to find a place to stop and reflect on the impact of losing someone. This group will help you set aside a time and place to reflect, remember and heal.
Contact Layne at email@example.com.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group
Weekly, skill-based group where participants can explore meditation techniques that assist in bringing attention to the present moment to help manage stress in life.
Contact Yaping at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress Management Group
Groups available to students experiencing depression, anxiety, and/or stress. These groups aim at providing support, psycho-education, and tools for better managing these concerns.
Contact Seth at email@example.com.
Contact Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org.