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Group Listings | Spring 2017

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

Bereavement Support Mondays | 3:00-4:30 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: Sunni Lutton 

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: Beverly Brady and Debbie Weiss-Hatfield

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.

Mondays 3:00-4:30 pm with Roberta Seldman and Cherie Oertel (Peabody Hall)

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm with Roberta Seldman and Tessa Wimberley (Peabody Hall)

Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm with Jennifer Stuart and Melissa Gluck

Recovery Support (Peabody Hall) 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: Embodying our Lives Tuesdays | 1:00-2:30 pm

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

Success Not Excess (Peabody Hall) 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: Kristen Shader

Groups for Specific Populations

First-Generation Empowerment (Peabody Hall) Tuesdays | 12:00-1:15 pm

Understand the power and privilege that comes with your first-generation identity and learn how to use that insight to make the most of your academic and personal journey through college.
Facilitator: Linda Lewis 

Graduate Student Support Mondays | 11:15 am-12:45 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 | 3:00-4:30 pm

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

International Student Success (Mandarin) Fridays | 2:00-3:30 pm

Facilitator: Chun-Chung Choi and Shuchang Kang 

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.
Facilitators: Nnenna Lindsay and Ada Okonu

¿Cómo Estás? Tuesdays | 2:00-3:30 pm

Únete al grupo de terapia en español para conocer y entenderte, a tí y a otras personas, explorando patrones interpersonales a través del apoyo y la retroalimentación en el grupo. Comparte tus sentimientos acerca de las experiencias angustiantes que has tenido. Conéctate y desarrolla confianza en grupo.
Facilitadoras: Raquel Botello-Zamarrón and Zully Rivera-Ramos

Sexual Orientation and Gender Groups

LGBTQ Empowerment Wednesdays | 3:30-5:00 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 Nnenna Lindsay

Trans Empowerment Wednesdays | 2:00-3:30 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 Tyler Hatchel

Peer Support Groups

Intentional Peer Support (Peabody Hall) Multiple Times & Days

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.

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm 

Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm 

Facilitators: Sara Nash and Jim Probert

Wellness Recovery Action Plan ® (Peabody Hall) 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 Julie Abrams-Bernier

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm with Mike Murphy (Academic Focused at Peabody Hall)

Wednesdays 10:40 am-12:10 pm with Jennifer Alonso and Barbara Welsch 

Wednesdays 3:15-4:45 pm with Tina Tannen and Sarah Conlin (Peabody Hall)

Fridays 10:40 am-12:10 pm with Lawson-Ross and Lauren Culbertson (Starts Mid-Semester)

Taming the Depressed MindTuesdays | 1:00-2:30 pm

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

Facilitator: Geoff Lee

Wellness Partnership SupportTuesdays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Change is hard so join this group with a wellness buddy (e.g. another UF friend/sibling). You will work together to identify goals, develop action plans for change, and work together to support each other in achieving your goals and improving your well-being.


Facilitator: Mei-Fang Lan

Reducing Stress with Mindful Movement (Peabody Hall)Thursdays | 3:00-4:30 pm

Learn body-centered mindfulness practices including gentle stretches, mindful walking, chi gong, and other mindful movements to help cultivate body awareness and a nonjudgmental relationship with the body.

Facilitator: Julie Abrams-Bernier

You are Enough Tuesdays | 3:15-4:45 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.

Facilitator: Keri Johnson and Vicky Rodriguez

MESH Women's Group (Peabody Hall)  Wednesdays | 1:00-2:30 pm

Meditation and Empowerment for Supportive Healing (MESH) Women’s Group: Women gain healing and empowerment through using mindful meditation for self-awareness and increasing well-being by sharing concerns, providing mutual support and feedback focusing on interpersonal and oppression-sensitive perspectives.

Facilitator: Jamie Funderburk and Mercy Machado

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 1:15-2:45 pm with Anthony Greene

Mondays 3:00-4:30 pm with Jamie Funderburk and Debbie Weiss-Hatfield (Diversity)

Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 pm with Jennifer Alonso and Lisa Winn

Wednesdays 1:15-2:45 pm with Jeannie Latimer and Marcia Morris (Women)

Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm with Mei-Fang Lan and Hannah Warshowsky

Thursdays 3:00-4:30 pm with Rebecca Crain (Walk/jog)

Fridays 10:30 am-12:00 pm with Michelle Langkop and Jessica England

Fridays 1:00-2:30 pm with Zully Rivera-Ramos and Lisa Winn (Starts Mid-Semester)

Fridays 3:00-4:30 pm  with Analesa Clarke

USO Groups for Graduate Students:

Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm with Jennifer Alonso and Debbie Weiss-Hatfield

Wednesdays 1:15-2:45 pm with Jaime Jasser and Amanda Lawson-Ross

Wednesdays 3:00-4:45 pm with Zully Rivera-Ramos and Ingrid Hogge 


Counseling and Wellness Center
3190 Radio Road, PO Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
Phone: (352) 392-1575
Fax: (352) 273-4738

Office Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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