Group Counseling & Workshops

A list of groups and workshops offered by the Counseling Center is provided below. Please note that the offerings are evolving and dependent on enrollment. If you would like more information or to join a group, please call us at 401-874-2288.

Anxiety Toolbox
This four session, workshop style group focuses on developing skills, practicing techniques, and changing the way you interact with anxiety so that you can live a fuller and more meaningful life.
Next group starting: TBD for Fall 2023

Body Pump+
Exercise group that looks at the benefits of exercise on mental health while engaging in a BodyPump group fitness class.  No exercise experience needed!
Tuesdays: 5:00 PM
Sign up via imleagues

Considering Change
A drop-in group for students who want support as they rethink the way they use substances.  The group includes the support of Substance Use/Misuse specialists Catherine Calise, LICSW and Arielle Sherman, LMSW
Feel free to bring a friend!
Memorial Union Room 304
Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00 PM

The Counseling Center and the Department of Disability, Access and Inclusion are offering a space for students to connect with other people, share experiences, build community and make art together! No experience needed! It is free and materials will be provided. 
Hillside classroom. 
Biweekly, Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Graduate Student Support Group
Tuesdays:  5:15 – 6:30 PM

Graduate Students of Color Support Group
Day and Time: TBD for fall 2023 

LBTQ+ Women’s Support Group
A safe, confidential and welcoming support for URI’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Queer & Questioning women + non-binary students raised as girls. It includes the support of Clinical Counselors, Holly Nichols, LMHC and Danielle Madden, LCSW.
New members are always welcome.
Have questions or want to join?  Call Holly or Danielle at 401-874-2288 or complete our interest form and we will reach out to you
Tuesdays: 5:00 – 6:15 PM 

Therapeutic Horticultural Group
Join us as we explore the healing power of nature through mindfulness activities,
gardening, and the design of a therapeutic garden over 5 weeks during the fall semester.  This group will refurbish a space on campus and create a healing garden for our community. Participants will do the collaborative work of creating a vision for the space and bringing it to completion. 
This group is now full. Email Warren Schwartz about future offerings

Understanding Self and Others
The USO group is an open process group that looks to improve interpersonal functioning, understanding, and well being. It aims to help a variety a presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more. 
Fridays 2:30 – 4:00 PM, with possibility of another group time TBD.