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Counseling and Support Groups

Fall 2015 Semester are Now Forming!

Please note that some groups require a brief information meeting with the group leader first. Some groups will set meeting times based on student availability and others are fixed. Please contact the Counseling Center at (914)251-6390 to sign up or for more information.

Anxiety Reduction: Skills and Support.  A weekly support group for students who:

  • Feel Anxious or experience panic attacks
  • Feel uncomfortable in social situations
  • Avoid class participation
  • Want to change their social experience at college

Group members will learn skills to cope with anxiety and stress, identify triggers, and apply new skills in a safe and supportive environment.   Day and time:  TBD.  Group leader:  Meg Sussman, Ph.D. Please contact the Counseling Center office to schedule a meeting with Dr. Sussman if you are interested:  (914)251-6390. For more information, contact


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 8 Week Workshop. Starts 9/30/15.  An interactive workshop to change your behavior and learn the skills you need to get you where you want to be in life.   This group is for you if you…

  • believe you cant change
  • repeat self-defeating patterns such as procrastinating on assignments
  • worry about things that are out of your control
  • criticize yourself for things youve done or not yet done
  • stay in unsatisfactory relationships
  • make promises to yourself that you dont keep

This group will meet for 8 sessions on Wednesdays, the time is still to be determined at the Counseling Center.  Changing behavior takes a lot of practice.  This workshop will help you develop skills in both group and individual practice to sustain change. Call the Counseling Center at (914)251-6390 to sign up. Leaders:  Marilyn Cooperman, Ph.D., and Kristin Palmieri.



Dr. Wald’s Stress Reduction with Yoga.  Join Dr. Lois Wald, Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Instructor for a large group practice involving rigorous yoga postures, deep breathing, and proper alignment. Careful attention and focus on mindfulness based techniques is the core of this class.  Reduce stress and become more flexible both mentally and physically. You will learn how to relax and find balance in your life, to connect more fully to yourself, your environment and to other people. Open to beginners as well as advanced practitioners!  Bring a yoga mat and bottle of water. This group will meet Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.. Location:  Studio K of the Dance Building.


Relationships:  Improve, deal with, or discuss a relationship in your life

Students will be able to speak with peers in a safe confidential place, about the complex range of emotions that accompany any important relationship.  Goals of participation include developing the skills and perspective necessary for interpersonal effectiveness.  Group time will be determined based on students’ availability. Call the Counseling Center at (914) 251-6390 to schedule a brief appointment with Dr. Feigenson, to see if the group is right for you.


Friday Art Therapy: Counseling Center, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Come as you are.

People in your life don’t get it? Although mood symptoms such as depression are very common, there is a great deal of variety in how people experience and share the phenomena of feelings.  Art can help. Come enjoy a break from finding the right words and connect with others who enjoy expressive therapies.  Call the Counseling Center to sign up.  Group leaders:  Dr. Elisa Rosner and Dr. Cathie Chester. 



This support group is for those who find their “go to” coping revolves around food, or whose preoccupation with body image is getting in the way of other things.  Please call the Counseling Center to schedule a brief meeting with the group leader to learn whether this group is right for you.   Group leader: Dr. Angie Larned.  Day and time TBD.



If college is a new experience for you, or if you have had hardships in your past that you find others on campus may not understand, this meeting may benefit you!  This discussion group is for students seeking to share experiences while building their talents and strengths to meet new challenges – for success in college as well as other important personal goals.

Please call the Counseling Center to sign up if interested.  Group leader:  Ladi Agahiu, LMSW.  Day and time TBD.