Counseling Services

Spring Semester Small Groups Offered by Counseling Services

February 9, 2022

You are not alone.

It’s a message and an assurance offered to Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary students by the Office of Counseling Services. Among the many ways that community is established at Nyack/ATS, small groups provide a means of processing life’s hurdles and obstacles.

This week, Director of Counseling Services Maggie Labocki launched a mix of in-person and virtual groups for the spring semester led by Counseling Services staff. The groups highlighted below described as “Open” welcome participants to join at any point during the 8-week series of meetings. “Closed” groups will not add new members after the first two weeks of the 8-week series of meetings.

Email to receive a registration form to participate in one of the following groups.

Modern Day Traumas: Moving from Confusion Towards Compassion (Women Only)
This is a support group for navigating trauma with a goal of empowerment and resilience.
Facilitators: Sally Jang & Megan Petersen
Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (8 Weeks)
Group type: Virtual-Closed group to new members after 2 weeks.

Relief in Art
Drawing and painting are tools used with no skill required. Art supplies will be provided. This group helps to identify and reframe how anxiety affects us by transforming it to serve us better.
Facilitators– Katherine Kirby, MHC-LP & Brittney Cruz
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (8 weeks)
Group Type: In-person; Open group; Room 1904

Heart to Heart
A group for individuals who desire to foster and/or restore healthier relationships with their significant others, family members and/or friends.
Facilitators: Matthew Long and Shirley Noel
Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (8 Weeks)
Group type: Virtual; Closed to new members after 2 weeks

Power Over Addiction Support Group
A group for students who desire to recover from substance abuse, practice healthy habits and build camaraderie with students who are also in the fight against addiction.
Facilitators: Maggie Labocki, LMHC
Fridays, 1:00 pm – 2 pm; 8 weeks
Group Type: Virtual; Open group

Holistic Wellness Group
This group will focus on the eight dimensions of wellness and will provide tips and open discussion on how to get the most out of the mind and body connection and flourish in all areas of your life!
Facilitators: Larreya Schmidt and Nehanda Thom
Fridays, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm; 8 weeks
Group Type: Virtual; Open group

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the invaluable resources available through the Office of Counseling Services.

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