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Current Groups

Group Counseling Groups

Every semester the Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological 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. 

For our group counseling sessions, we ask that students sign up for the semester. The groups meet one time a week and vary in time. Students must meet with a clinician for an initial appointment in order to get signed up for the group. Please call us at 304-293-4431, schedule an initial appointment via our online scheduling tool, or reach out directly to the group clinician. 

All groups will be held in person for Spring 2023. 

Spring 2023 Groups:

Managing your Emotions (full)

If you find yourself struggling with anger, frustration, episodic depression, anxiety/irritability, stress and feelings of emptiness, you will benefit from this group. The group will be a combination of skills building and discussing how those skills have been effective towards emotion regulation. This group can help improve relationships, problem solve, and cope with intense feelings.  Managing Your Emotions teaches skills in Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. 

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30p

For more information please contact Ashley Freeman Taylor

Graduate Student Support 

The graduate student support group provides a space for students to discuss common experiences of graduate school including thesis/dissertation, research and teaching expectations, graduate advisor concerns, funding and financial concerns, and family and relationship concerns. 

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30p

For more information, please contact Haley Slagle or Megan Thomas 

Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Trauma Support Group

The group aims to provide education about trauma responses, while providing skills to improve coping and daily functioning while empowering one another in healing. 

Mondays 5-6:00pm 

For more information, contact Brianne Depcrymski 

The ME in Mental Health

Are you struggling with not feeling like yourself? Do you have times where you are experiencing sadness/depressed mood? Are there times where anxiety or stress overtake your day?  If so, this may be the group for you. This is a space that will have two purposes- to create a space to openly talk about your mood with your peers without judgment and the other is to learn skills to manage these feelings. 

Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30p

For more information please contact Adam Kroloff

Helpful Hurts: How Pain Helps Us Grow

This group aims to support students in fostering mental flexibility, living consistently with their own values, and enhancing acceptance of uncontrollable experiences. 

Tuesdays 5:00p-6:30p

For questions, please contact Jess Taylor

All But the Dissertation

Being in the final phases of a PhD program can be challenging in many ways. The purpose of this group is to give time and space for processing the feelings, challenges, and concerns you may have related to being ABD, and to provide mutual support and foster connection to peers. Topics may include dissertation completion, navigating the academic job market, relationships with advisors and peers, balancing work and family life, identity-related issues, coping with stress, and self-care. This group is open to anyone who is in a PhD program and has completed all (or nearly all) the requirements except for the dissertation

Wednesdays 3:00p-4:00p

For more information about the group, please contact  Heather Doherty   

Your Inattention Please!: ADHD Support Group (full)

Your Inattention Please!: ADHD Support Group – This group is a process space for people with ADHD to talk about their experiences and challenges with ADHD such as inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, difficulty managing emotions, sensory difficulties, and more. This group will also offer relevant, helpful skills to help you find ways to best manage your ADHD challenges and incorporate your ADHD strengths.  Skill areas may include using effective planners, how to manage “To-Do” lists, addressing procrastination, organization (school, work, home, finances, etc.), study/testing skills, time management, navigating relationships, emotional regulation skills, and self-care. We appreciate your inattention! 

Mondays 3-4:15 pm
For questions, please contact Kelly Bailey or Cale Kaminsky

Get More Out of Life (Part of Well-Being Adventure Series) (full)

Group members will learn from both positive psychology and therapeutic adventure how to increase their well-being. Members will be supported to develop their strengths, practice more gratitude, interact more constructively with friends and loved ones, get more enjoyment out of their daily activities, and feel more optimistic about their future. For example, members will experience ecotherapy techniques, celebrate each other’s strengths during problem-based group development, and process, with each other, what they’ve learned during sessions and practiced for homework each week. The group will culminate with an outdoor experience that is decided upon by the group members and could include options such as backpacking, aerial adventures and camping, or paddling. This group is open to any interested WVU students but could especially benefit students who are feeling isolated or lonely, or who struggle with anxiety and/or depression.

Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:45pm
For questions, please contact  Kelly Bailey or Chris Hamilton

Student Assistance Program

SAP is for students who want to learn more about their drug and alcohol use. SAP will be holding in person groups during the Spring 2023 semester. For information about SAP online alternative assignments, please contact Missy at