Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center

Wellness Center Groups

Please see below for the list of Spring 2020 Wellness Center groups. Groups are free to all LUC students.

These groups were developed by Wellness Center mental health staff to meet the specific needs of college students.

Lakeshore Campus Groups-

Take a Deep Breath: Drop In Mindfulness Meditation

Mondays 4:30pm-5:30 pm in Room 317 of Information Commons

 First session starts on Jan 27th and last session is April 20th. 

Learn how to meditate and incorporate it into your daily life, see why this group has been running since 2002! Sessions are ongoing, newcomers are always welcome. *Room 317 is on the third floor, which is a quiet area. Please enter and exit the floor without speaking.

Contact Dianna Stencel, LCSW  at dstence@luc.edu or (773) 508-2544 for more information or join us any Monday.

 

Peaceful Mind: Mindfulness Group to Better Manage Feelings of Stress, Anxiety or Depression

Wednesdays 4:00pm- 5:30 pm at the Lakeshore Wellness Center, 3rd Floor of Granada

Information sessions held 4-5:30 on Wed at the LSC WC on Jan 29th and Feb. 5th. 

 (required to attend one information session before joining the group)

A 9-week mindfulness based group designed to help you better manage feelings of stress, anxiety or depression. You will receive a free e-handbook and recordings to help you with your at-home assignments throughout the course of the group.

Contact Dianna Stencel, LCSW at dstence@luc.edu or (773) 508-2544 for more information.

 

Mindful Movement: Manage Emotions Through Yoga

Thursdays 3:00pm-4:15 pm at the Lakeshore Wellness Center, 3rd Floor of Granada

 Group begins on January 23rd 

Learn to better manage stress and/or anxiety with a gentle mindful yoga class mixed with psychoeducation. About 30-40 minutes of yoga practice and 20-30 minutes of useful information on nervous system regulation and discussion and personalization of practice. No special clothing required, there will be mats available. Contact Dianna Stencel, LCSW, at 773-508-2544 to register or for more information. 

 From Hundrum to Hustling: Behavioral Activation Strategies to Achieve Your Goals 

Wednesdays from 2-3 pm at the Lakeshore Wellness Center, 3rd Floor of Granada 

A group for students who find themselves stuck in a rut, struggling to get motivated or feel unfulfilled. This interactive skills-based group will help students learn about the impact of mood on their thoughts and behaviors, identify their values, find and plan activities that align with those values, and get those activities completed. To register for more info, contact Tessa Kritikos at 773-508-8163 or tkritikos@luc.edu . 

 

 Emotional Intelligence and Relationships Group

This semester-long group is open to all undergraduate students and offers a safe space for you to explore your emotions more deeply and to reflect on your thoughts and behaviors in relationships.  

There are three separate sections of this group. Please reach out to the facilitator of the group time that you are interested in. Two of the sections (Mondays or Thursdays) will be held at the LSC Wellness Center, 3rd Floor of Granada; and the Tuesday section will be held at WTC Wellness Center (2nd Floor of Terry Student Center). 

Monday Group 3-4:30pm: Contact Brit Holmberg, LCSW at bholmbe@luc.edu or 773-508-2547 to set up a pre-group interview or for more information. (LSC)

Tuesday Group 3:15-4:45 pm: Contact Hongying Chen, PhD, at hchen13@luc.edu or 312-915-6376 to set up a pre-group interview or for more information. (WTC)

 Thursday Group 4-5:30pm: Contact Tiffany Tiberi, PsyD at ttiberi@luc.edu or 773-508-2751 to set up a pre-group interview or for more information. (LSC) 

Friday Group 11 am-12:30 pm: Contact Joey Rea, PsyD at jrea@luc.edu or 773-508-2533 to set up a pre-group interview. (LSC)

 

I'm My Own Soulmate: Learning to Cultivate Healthy Self-Image

Wednesdays 3-4 pm at the LSC Wellness Center

Are you curious to learn more about how to improve your self-esteem and honor your self-worth? In this group, we will explore the factors that shape our sense of self, and learn to grow our resiliency by letting go of judgment and practicing compassion for ourselves and others. Contact Maddie Friedman, LCSW, at mfriedman6@luc.edu or (773) 508-8885 to request group membership. 

 

Now What? A Graduating Senior Support Group

8 weeks, Thursdays 3-4 pm at the LSC Wellness Center

Starts Jan. 30th and runs through late March 

Seniors, feeling overwhelmed about your final semester at LUC? Join the LUC Senior Transitions group to help you navigate this important time. Get support and learn important skills to help you manage stress, reduce avoidance, reflect on your college experience, and gain confidence for your next steps after graduation. Contact Brit Holmberg, LCSW, at bholmbe@luc.edu or 773-508-2547 for more information and to register. 

Simple Strategies for Managing Anxiety

Tuesdays 3-4 pm at the LSC Wellness Center

This 10-week group uses proven strategies to help you better understand how anxiety impacts your daily life and learn helpful skills to effectively manage stressors, negative thoughts, and avoidant behaviors.  Begins Sept. 17th. Contact Brit Holmberg, LCSW, at bholmbe@luc.edu or 773-508-2547 for more information and to register. 

 

 Dissertation and Thesis Support Group-

Fridays 2-3:15 pm at the LSC Wellness Center

This group is open to graduate students at any stage of completing the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.  Join us for tips and support for keeping on track, getting back on track...or starting on the right track! We can help you achieve your goal! Contact Andrea Boyd, PhD at aboyd2@luc.edu to request group membership.

 

Thrive: Learning to Navigate Your Inner Landscape - A DBT-based Skills Training Group

Tuesdays 3-4:30pm at the LSC Wellness Center

This skills training group will help you manage big emotions, more effectively tolerate distressing situations, and replace negative coping skills with more positive methods of coping. Contact Jessica Gould, LCSW at jgould1@luc.edu or (773) 508-2185 or Maddie Friedman, LCSW at mfriedman6@luc.edu or (773) 508-8885 to request group membership.

 

First Only Different— Tuesdays at noon-1pm, Damen 114

The purpose of this drop-in group is to foster honest, supportive, validating, and collaborative discussions about how to survive and thrive in academia as a person of color. It’s core purpose is to cultivate connection and empowerment. For more information, contact Andrea Boyd, PhD at aboyd2@luc.edu

 

 

 

Water Tower Campus Groups

Emotional Intelligence and Relationships Group

Tuesdays from 3:15-4:45 pm at the WTC Wellness Center (2nd Floor, Terry Student Center, Suite 250) 

This semester-long group is open to all undergraduate students and offers a safe space for you to explore your emotions more deeply and to reflect on your thoughts and behaviors in relationships. Contact Hongying Chen, PhD at hchen13@luc.edu or (312) 915-6376 to set up a pre-group interview or for more information

Graduate Student Interpersonal Process Group-

Thursdays from 3:15-4:45 pm at the WTC Wellness Center (2nd Floor, Terry Student Center, Suite 250) 

The group is offered to graduate students, with the goal of helping you decrease the sense of isolation, increase self awareness, and enhance relationships. The group provides you with a safe space to give and receive support and feedback, and to communicate your emotions and needs in effective ways.

To set up a pre-group interview or for more information, contact Hongying Chen, PhD at hchen13@luc.edu or (312) 915-6376.

The Struggle is Real – A 3 Week Stress Management Skills Group—

WTC Wellness Center (2nd Floor, Terry Student Center, Suite 250) 

Dates: February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th from noon to 1 pm 

The Struggle Is Real is a weekly 60 minute stress management group scheduled twice each semester for 3 consecutive weeks. Join us to learn specific skills to relax, recharge, reduce worry and increase positivity. Group interaction is encouraged with participants welcome to share experiences and ask questions throughout our time together. Attending all 3 sessions would be helpful but not mandatory so please consider joining when you can. After all, who doesn’t want to feel less stressed?

Contact Guy Caprio, LCSW with questions or sign up at 312.915.6379 or gcaprio@luc.edu.