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Group Listings | Summer 2016

Interested in joining a spring group? Schedule the triage appointment with the front desk. Your triage counselor, or existing counselor or psychiatrist, will then refer you to a group screening appointment to determine if you will be a good fit for the group. Group spots are limited so contact us quickly.

All groups meet at Radio Road location unless otherwise noted.

Themed Groups

Academic Confidence Mondays | 1:00-2:30 pm

Develop effective study skills and stress management tools through discussions about performance anxiety, time management and procrastination.
Facilitator: Jamie Funderburk

Bereavement Support Tuesdays | 4:30-6:00 pm

Integrate the bereavement associated with a significant death in your life and use knowledge about yourself and the grieving process to maximize coping skills.
Facilitators: Mary Fukuyama and Thea Comeau 

Coping with Medical Challenges Mondays | 1:00-2:30 pm

Promote coping with personal medical challenges through integration of mind-body healing from a psychological perspective and shared support from others.
Facilitators: Debbie Weiss and H. Hama

Making Peace with Food Multiple Times & Days

For women with an eating disorder who would like to examine their relationship with food and their bodies, and who are in or have been in individual therapy.

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm with Roberta Seldman, Amanda Lawson-Ross and Thea Comeau

Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm with Jennifer Stuart and Yu-Yun Liu

Recovery Support  Mondays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Develop stress reduction and relapse prevention strategies, and gain strength from others in maintaining recovery. People in recovery from all addictions are welcome.
Facilitator: Joan Scully

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Thursdays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Women survivors of an assault are welcome to begin or continue their healing journey while empowering them through connection with other survivors. Summer A Only. 
Facilitator: Julie Abrams and Debbie Weiss

Success Not Excess  Tuesdays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Discuss your use of alcohol and other drugs in a non-judgmental setting. Develop an understanding of drugs of abuse and potential effects, identify warning signs for developing an addiction, and clarify values. Meets at Peabody Hall. 
Facilitator: Joan Scully and Kristen Shader

Groups for Specific Populations

Graduate Students Support Mondays | 11:00am-12:30 pm

A place where grad students can seek support, ask for feedback, and focus on issues that impact happiness, effectiveness and life satisfaction. Come meet to network, discuss, and share concerns unique to students pursing advanced degrees. Topics may include academic, work/life balance, professional/personal relationships, family challenges – or whatever is interfering with your ability to overcome obstacles and succeed! Topics can vary from meeting to meeting depending on needs of group members present.
Facilitator: Linda Lewis 

International Student Success (English) Wednesdays | 3:15-4:45 pm

Discuss cultural, career, educational, relational and financial concerns unique to international students and identify available resources to help you.
Facilitator: Chun-Chung Choi and Shuchang Kang 

International Student Success(Mandarin) Fridays | 2:00-4:00 pm


Facilitator: Chun-Chung Choi and Yu-Yun Liu 

Invincible Black Women Mondays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Black women are empowered in discussing concerns facing them today and in gaining rituals, self-care, and connectedness for conquering negative patterns.
Facilitator: Brandi Pritchett-Johnson and Ada Nwakaego

Understanding Self and Others Graduate Students Multiple Times & Days

Connect with other graduate students to release feelings about distressing experiences, develop insights about interpersonal patterns through support and feedback, and create connections and trust in group.

Tuesdays 3:15-4:45 pm with Jennifer Alonso and Rich Douglass

Fridays 1:00-2:30 pm with Zully Rivera-Ramos and Gizem Toska

Sexual Orientation and Gender Groups

LGBTQ Empowerment Mondays | 10:00-11:30 pm

Explore issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and gain support in integrating your identity with other areas of your life. 
Facilitator: Carlos Hernandez and Jonny Bourn

Trans Empowerment  Fridays | 10:00-11:30 pm

Explore the challenges and joys of integrating one’s gender identity and expression. Participants process their unique journey through self-awareness and exploration leading towards a greater sense of self-acceptance. 
Facilitator: Carlos Hernandez and Sarah Conlin

Peer Support Groups

Intentional Peer Support  Tuesdays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Work together to develop awareness of personal and relational patterns; to view life experience from many angles; and to create new ways of seeing, thinking and doing.

Facilitators: Sara Nash and Jim Probert

Wellness Recovery Action Plan ®  Thursdays | 2:45-4:45 pm

Participants develop personal plans for maintaining wellness and for addressing internal and external signals of increasing distress. Group emphasizes hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support.

Facilitators: Sara Nash and Jim Probert

Mindful Living and Coping Skills

Taming the Anxious Mind Multiple Times & Days

Learn and practice Mindfulness Meditation, a time-tested method for helping people quiet their minds, feel more relaxed, and nonjudgmentally focus on the present.

Mondays 3:00-4:30 pm with Mike Murphy amd Kelsey Autin

Tuesdays 10:30 am-12:00 pm with Julie Abrams-Bernier and Jaime Williams

Tuesdays 1:15 am-2:45 pm with Jennifer Alonso and Rich Douglass

Wednesdays 3:15-4:45 pm with Tina Tannen and Jaime Jasser

Thursdays 3:15-4:45 pm with Gizem Toska and Jonny Bourn

Fridays 10:30-12:00 pm with Brian Ess

Building Personal and Interpersonal Fulfillment (DBT)Thursdays | 1:00-2:30 pm

Learn mindfulness and interpersonal effectiveness skills to establish healthier relationships, deal with conflict, get what you want and need, and build self-respect.

Facilitators: Mei-Fang Lan and Sunni Lutton

Mindful MovementWednesdays | 11:15-12:30 pm

Learn body-based mindfulness and moving meditation practices such as gentle stretches, mindful walking, chi gong and other mindful movements to help reduce stress/anxiety, regulate emotions, and improve concentration.

Facilitator: Julie Abrams-Bernier

You are Enough Thursdays | 11:00-12:30 pm

Explore barriers to connecting (e.g. shame, fear of judgment). Cultivate stronger relationships and self-esteem through practices designed to increase authentic and rewarding connection.

Facilitators: Brandi Pritchett-Johnson and Keri Johnson

General Therapy Groups

Understanding Self and OthersMultiple Times & Days

Release feelings about distressing experiences, develop insights about interpersonal patterns through support and feedback, and create connections and trust in group.

Mondays 3:15-4:45 pm with Zully Rivera-Ramos and Anthony Greene

Mondays 1:15-2:45 pm with Jeannie Latimer and Marcia Morris

Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 pm with Jennifer Stuart and Tina Tannen

Tuesdays 11:00-12:30 pm with Amanda Lawson-Ross and Sunni Lutton

Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 pm with Zully Rivera-Ramos and Tessa Wimberley

Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 pm with Lisa Winn

Thursdays 3:00-5:00 pm with Jen Alonso and Geoff Lee (walking/jogging format)

Fridays 11:00-12:30 pm with Brian Shaw and Casey Fiume

Counseling and Wellness Center
3190 Radio Road, PO Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
Phone: (352) 392-1575
Fax: (352) 392-8452 

Office Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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