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Group Therapy

Group psychotherapy has been shown to be a particularly effective tool for addressing issues common among college students, and can be a unique and powerful venue for growth and change, particularly in the interpersonal realm.

We run one or two weekly psychotherapy groups at the Counseling Center, beginning shortly after the beginning of the semester and lasting until the end of the semester. Groups are composed of 6-8 students and are led by two professional group facilitators. The group meets for an hour and a quarter every week. Members are asked to commit to attending the group consistently throughout the semester in order to enable the establishment of trusting relationships and to facilitate an ability to work through the issues that emerge. Students may choose to engage in group psychotherapy concurrently with individual psychotherapy if they wish.

Students who may be interested in joining a psychotherapy group may contact the Counseling Center at x5458. Students who are already engaged in individual psychotherapy are encouraged to discuss this option with their individual therapists. Groups form at the beginning of the semester, so we urge anyone interested to discuss this early in the semester.

Psychotherapy Groups

Grief and Bereavement Group

Facilitated by Angela Bardawil 

Dates/time/location to be announced

A space for students who have experienced a loss in the recent or not so recent past while trying to manage the demands of academics and life at Hampshire. This will be a comfortable setting offering reflection, connection, and support.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group

Dates/times/location to be announced

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) combines behavioral therapy techniques with Eastern philosophy to help you learn skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation.


Healing Collective for Survivors of Sexual or Domestic Violence

Dates/time/location to be announced

The director of survivor support and health and counseling services will be sponsoring a 6 week workshop series for Hampshire College student survivors of sexual or domestic violence who are seeking alternative forms of healing. We understand that survivors might feel "talked out," so we have put together an experimental series that focuses on self-empowerment and reconnecting with the body, mind, and soul. This is a confidential space for survivors.

Workshop offerings will include:

  • Songwriting
  • Mindfulness
  • Soulful Writing
  • Yoga
  • Psychodrama
  • Nature walking   



Trans Nonbinary Group

Dates/time/location to be announced




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