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Counseling Groups

When you arrive at the Counseling & Health Services reception area for group, please inform the SIUE employee at the front desk that you are there for one of the groups and then wait in the reception area. The facilitator will come and get you when the group is ready to begin.

Many of our Counseling Groups have co-facilitators.  If you have any questions, would like more information, or need to set up a group screening please call 618-650-2842 and press 1. A group screening is a confidential meeting between you and the group facilitator to determine if the group is a good fit for you.

Survivors of Silence - Megan Denton Gillette, M.A., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


  • This is a support group for male and female survivors of sexual violence.
  • The group focuses on providing support, empathy and insight from other survivors, developing healthy coping skills, fostering a sense of empowerment and helping members to regain a sense of control and safety within their lives.
  • Those interested in group membership will be required to attend a group screening.
  • Please call our office (618-650-2842) to schedule a group screening with a counselor.
  • Meets every week for 90 minutes in the Counseling & Health Services Conference room.

Understanding Myself & Others - Kristin Miserocchi, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Counselor 


  • This is an interpersonal process group focused on any issue impacting one's relationships with others.
  • A wide variety of presenting concerns are appropriate for this group, including relationship problems, problems with emotional expressiveness, family of origin issues, general isolation or disconnectedness, social anxiety, identity concerns, and adjustment issues.
  • This group can help you improve your interpersonal skills, gain awareness of social dynamics, increase emotional intelligence and expressiveness, and learn more about yourself in relation to others.
  • This group will provide you with a safe space to explore feelings and thoughts related to presenting issues, give and receive support and feedback with others, practice new ways of interacting with others, and form connections with others.
  • Group screening is required. Please call our office (618-650-2842) to schedule a group screening with a counselor
  • This is an open group that meets weekly for 90 minutes and is available for all students. Students are welcome to join any time during the semester.

Powerful Minds - Jessica Ulrich, M.S.W., Licensed Clinical Social Worker 


  • This is a counseling group for enrolled SIUE students seeking to understand and harness their brainpower, improve their mood, and increase effectiveness in many parts of their lives.
  • The "Powerful Minds" group emphasizes the process of learning and utilizing strategies to manage negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  • In this group, students are able to receive support in coping with life stressors, as well as reduce anxiety by learning various relaxation techniques.
  • This group meets weekly on Mondays from 11:00a-12:00p and Tuesdays from 9:30a-11:00a
  • Group screening is required. Please call our office (618-650-2842) to schedule a group screening with a counselor.

Open Door - Brad Foltz, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Counselor


  • This is a counseling support group for LGBTQ students at SIUE.
  • The "Open Door" group emphasizes the development of a safe and supportive environment for students to explore and share their experiences with identity, coming out, building community, spirituality and religion, family, developing relationships, and other topics that group members feel they could use support.
  • Group screening is required. Please call our office (618-650-2842) to schedule a group screening with a counselor.

Trans*cending Pink and Blue - Kristin Miserocchi, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Counselor

  • This is a counseling support group for SIUE students self-identified under the trans* umbrella (including but not limited to: MTF, FTM, genderqueer, gender fluid, trans men, trans women, bigender, genderless, non-binary, gender questioning, agender, gender non-conforming).
  • Purpose: to connect and share experiences related to identifying as trans in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Topics of discussion may include: gender identity exploration, coming out, social and community support, being trans* at SIUE, and gender-affirming transitions of life.
  • Group screening is required. Please call our office (618-650-2842) or contact Kristin at kmisero@siue.edu to schedule a screening appointment.
  • This is an open group and will meet weekly for 90 minutes.  Students are welcome to join any time during the semester.

Women of Color Empowerment - Catrina Salama, M.A., Multicultural Counselor


  • This is a support group for women of diverse racial backgrounds to come together and provide for one another strength and support.
  • This is an open group that meets weekly for 90 minutes and is available for female students. Students are welcome to join any time during the semester.
  • Group screening in required. Please call our office (618-650-2842) to schedule a group screening with a counselor.

Stress & Anxiety Management - Lindsay Serrano, M.Ed., Staff Counselor and Wellness Coordinator


  • This is support group for students who would like to learn techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • This is an open group that meets weekly for 90 minutes.
  • Group screening is required. Please call our office (618-650-2842) to schedule a group screening with a counselor.


In the past, we have offered a variety of other groups based on student availability and need. Please feel free check our website periodically or call our office (618-650-2842) to see when these groups become available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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