Support Groups

Free. Confidential. Effective.

Group counseling is regularly offered and for many issues is the preferred approach. Group counseling is interactive, supportive, and gives you a chance to be with students who share your concerns. All groups are confidential. Some are more structured and time limited (e.g., test anxiety group) and others (e.g., Family Issues group) are unstructured and ongoing. 

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Adhd support group

If you have been diagnosed with ADHD or struggle with some or many of the symptoms - inattention, difficulty paying attention to details, inability to follow through on tasks, trouble with organization, losing things, distractability, forgetfulness - this group of students can help you figure out solutions to your challenges.

Anger Management

A six-week group whose purpose is to help students manage anger effectively, stop violence or the threat of violence, develop self-control over thoughts and actions, and receive support from others.

Asperger's support group

This ongoing group focuses on select topics of interest and discussions with students diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The group listens, understands, and provides guidance to assist each other in developing the skills needed for college success. Students share information about campus resources and organizations that allow them to become more comfortably engaged with the campus community. 

Graduate Student Support Group

In this group you will learn to navigate school and family needs, work more effectively with you colleagues and advisers, explore how to meet people and review techniques to manage work-life balance and stress.

Living with loss

Losing someone you care about is hard. This group is offered to provide a safe space to share experiences, give and receive support, learn about the process of grieving, and explore strategies to cope with the many feelings and issues associated with mourning. If you would like to participate in the Living with Loss group, please contact Patti J. Fleck Ph.D at pfleck@mst.edu.

Miners for Recovery

This supportive group is an opportunity to explore your own behaviors and ideas for change to avoid future consequences related to drugs and alcohol. We will work to increase self-awareness and understanding of responsibilities and relationships with others and provide you with a support system, in a safe setting, where you will have the opportunity to share information and receive feedback from those in similar circumstances. 

View the brochure here: Miners for Recovery Brochure.

Safety group

This highly structured twelve-week group for students aims to reduce PTSD symptoms and increase safety.

Social confidence group

Reduce your social anxiety and gain confidence as you learn skills and practice within a safe, supportive environment. Individual screenings are required before joining this seven-week group.

Undergraduate Support Group 

Gain skills to effectively cope with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and other concerns. Learn and share healthy strategies for successfully managing the challenges of college life with other undergraduate students.

Worriers to warriors: Conquering Test Anxiety

This three-part workshop will help you identify the root causes of test anxiety. You'll gain practical skills in stress management, learn how to rewrite your negative thinking, and find new ways to manage daily tasks and incorporate studying into your school routine.