Health Education & Groups

This page will be updated each quarter with the groups that are being offered by Student Wellness Services, as well as the health education offerings from our clinic!

Groups Offered Fall quarter

A variety of psycho-educational, therapy (processing based) and support groups are offered each quarter. To sign up, visit SWS Evaluation and Referral Services (EARS) in Sem 1 2110. 

Coping Skills for Trauma

This group helps us build a toolkit for coping for trauma by utilizing art and writing.  We will learn grounding skills to use in moments of distress and have a weekly space to practice new self-care skills.

Facilitated by: Quinn Russell, LMHCA
Thursdays: 5:30-7pm

Eco Therapy

Studies show that connection to our natural environment can reduce anxiety, improve mood, restore attention, and increase resilience.  This group will work in relationship with our natural surroundings to help us build skills to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression.  Activities will include forest walks, activities to learn mindfulness and coping skills, and group processing time, all while immersed in the beauty of the Evergreen woods.

Facilitated by: Quinn Russell, LMHCA
Fridays: 11:00am-1:00pm

LGBTQQIA2P Relationship Skills

This skill-building group/workshop looks at understanding healthy and unhealthy by building communication and conflict resolution abilities for students who identify in the LGBTQQIA2P spectrum. This group will also address intimate partner violence and bystander skills. Come talk about relationships and how we can better equip ourselves and our communities to care for one another and thrive.

Facilitated by: Quinn Russell, LMHCA and Diana Carlson, Graduate Intern
Wednesdays: 1-2:30pm in the Student Equity and Arts Lounge

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Group

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is an integrative model of Eastern and Western perspectives. The aim is to understand and process personal anxiety and depression, which can interfere with daily functioning in many areas of life such as: school, work, relationships, community involvement, and activism. This group is intended for individuals who are experiencing anxiety and depression symptoms, either for the first time or reoccurring symptoms, as well as for those seeking prevention of symptoms. No prior education and/or practice of mindful-based approaches are required to join this group.

Facilitated by: Jamyang Tsultrim, LMHC and Mark Knutzen, Graduate Intern
Tuesdays: 4-5:30pm beginning October 9, 2018

Therapeutic Skills for Mind/Body Wellness

Learn and practice coping skills for stress, depression, and anxiety through breath and movement to bring greater balance to our minds and bodies.  All bodies welcome.  Come learn what coping skills work best for you and your unique abilities and experiences.

Facilitated by: Quinn Russell, LMHCA and Ali Fulton, Graduate Intern
Wednesdays: 3-4:30PM in the CRC

Mindful Self-Compassion

This group is designed to cultivate psychological stability and flexibility. Participants will learn methods to develop a healthier perspective and relationship with self. Through increased awareness of physical sensations, feelings and emotions, and thoughts and perspectives, participants will gain self-awareness, thought and emotional regulation, greater self-acceptance, open-mindedness, kindness, non-judgment, resilience, and a better understanding of universal experiences of life.

Facilitated by: Jamyang Tsultrim, LMHC and Mark Knutzen, Graduate Intern
Thursdays: 4-5pm beginning October 11, 2018

Seven Challenges

Seven Challenges is a non-abstinence based substance treatment program.We use the challenges to look at the ourselves and the decisions we are making about our substance use and help us move toward our personal goals.

Facilitated by: Quinn Russell, LMHCA
Wednesdays: 5:30-7pm


Women of Color Support and Empowerment Group

In this group, Women of Color will be invited to explore the impact of race, ethnicity, and gender on their lives. Participants will build skills in accessing the power in their identities and seeing themselves from a positive and empowering perspective. This group is committed to building a supportive sisterhood and engaging in practices and dialogue that acknowledge and honor your experiences. All students who identify as women are welcome to this group.

Facilitated by: Kelly Brown, PhD and Allegra Simpkins, Undergraduate Intern
Thursdays: 1-2:30pm beginning October 18, 2018

Sign up at either Student Wellness Services or the Student Equity and Arts Lounge (CAB 310)


An easy to access online program that provides support for anxiety, depression and other common concerns. TAO includes videos and complete skill-building exercises. Sign up here.

Workshops offered Fall Quarter


Boundaries is a two part workshop that will explore ways to establish and maintain healthy boundaries with the people in your life.

Facilitated by: Leslie Johnson, MSW
Mondays: 5:00-6pm

Relationship Skills

This is a three part workshop developed to give you the skills to have the relationships you want.

Facilitated by: Leslie Johnson, MSW
Mondays: 3:00-4:30pm