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Spring 2024 Graduate Student Group Therapy Session Options


Graduate and professional school is hard. It's important to take time to recharge, learn how to manage stress, decompress, make meaningful connections with peers and find positive ways to cope with your mental health.

Grad Ed and Life and the Carruth Center are excited to announce a new lineup of weekly group therapy sessions to help you take care of yourself this semester! 

If you're interested in any of these group therapy sessions, please contact the Carruth Center.

Weekly Wellness Activities

All sessions take place at the WVU Carruth Center.
Student Health Building, 2nd Floor.


Your Inattention Please! ADHD Support Group 

Mondays from 9:30-10:45 a.m. with Kelly

This group is a process space for people with ADHD to talk about their experiences and challenges with ADHD such as inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, difficulty managing emotions, sensory difficulties, and more. 

You can also learn relevant, helpful skills to help you find ways to best manage your ADHD challenges and incorporate your ADHD strengths. Skill areas may include using effective planners, how to manage “To-Do” lists, addressing procrastination, organization (school, work, home, finances, etc.), study/testing skills, time management, navigating relationships, emotional regulation skills and self-care. We appreciate your inattention! 


Creative Arts Group 

Tuesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. with Adam and Hannah

This group offers a space for students to learn how to use creative arts to cope with difficulties, understand themselves, and connect with others. You can explore a variety of creative domains, such as art, music, and writing as a path to wellness and understanding.  No artistic ability/experience required!  

Get More Out of Life Group (Part of the Well-Being Adventure Series)

Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. with Kelly and Chris

In partnership with Adventure WV and as part of the Well-Being Adventure Series, group members learn tools from both positive psychotherapy and therapeutic adventure to increase their well-being. 

Group members are supported to develop their strengths, practice more gratitude, interact more constructively with friends and loved ones, get more enjoyment out of their daily activities, and feel more optimistic about their future. These goals are achieved through members participation in ecotherapy, ongoing celebration of one another’s strengths during problem-based group development, and processing with each other their unique experiences utilizing the tools they acquire during sessions and in integrative activities assigned between meetings each week. The group experience culminates with an outdoor activity such as backpacking, aerial adventure and camping, or paddling. 

Autism Support Group

Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. with Julie and Cody 

This group provides a supportive place to find understanding and connect with others who may have similar experiences. Together, we look at issues around communication, socializing, self-care and coping, intimacy, identifying emotion, and finding acceptance and confidence around the strengths unique to neurodiverse minds. 


Graduate Student Support Group

Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. with Megan T and Tinh  

The graduate student support group provides a space for students to discuss common experiences of graduate school including thesis/dissertation, research and teaching expectations, graduate advisor concerns, funding and financial concerns, and family and relationship concerns. 

Understanding Self and Others (USO)

Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. with Heather and Cody 

Interpersonal process groups aim to support students with any social or interpersonal concern (e.g., challenges making or keeping friends, difficulty trusting others and being vulnerable, family conflict). These groups involve reflecting on communication and relationship patterns, providing and receiving feedback, and practicing different ways of relating in the group space. Discussion topics include family dynamics, how early experiences impact current relationships, coping with changing levels of intimacy, initiating conversations and relationship dynamics, with an emphasis on here-and-now exploration. 

Be Kind to Your Mind

Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m. with Megan D

Would you talk to a friend the way you talk to yourself when you make a mistake, fail an exam, get rejected or say something embarrassing? 

It is easy to be self-critical and many people believe this is a helpful tactic that will drive them to succeed – but it’s not! Learning how to show compassion to ourselves decreases depression, anxiety, stress and shame while increasing happiness, life satisfaction, self-confidence and physical health. 

It also helps us to be more mindful and compassionate towards others, to feel more social connectedness, and to feel more comfortable with difficult emotions. This group teaches you to be kind to yourself, recognize your experiences as common to humankind, and to stay in the present moment, even when it is difficult. 

Group activities include journaling, meditation, and other mindfulness exercises. If you want to learn to accept yourself, this is the group for you!

And breathe