Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Logo
Apply to SIUE
Counseling Services


Counseling Services
Institutional Header

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., L.C.P.C. and Danielle A. Metzger, B.A.


  • 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 - Lindsay Serrano, M.Ed. and Timothy J. Kelly, M.A.


  • 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 60 minutes and is available for all students. Students are welcome to join any time during the semester.

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

  • 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.

Stress & Anxiety Reduction 

  • 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.

Surviving Toxic Relationships - Rebecca McCormic, B.A. and Amanda Montayne, B.A.

  • This is a process group for students who have had dysfunctional experiences in family, romantic/dating, or friend relationships.
  • Dysfunctional experiences include: psychological/emotional/verbal abuse, physical abuse, boundary issues, manipulation, emotional neglect, instability, etc.
  • Group screening is required. Please call our office (618-650-2842) to schedule a group screening with a counselor.

Women's Group - Taylor Hess, B.A. and Lisa Thompson-Gibson, M.A., L.P.C.

  • This is a counseling group for enrolled SIUE students seeking support in discussing topics related to being a woman in college.
  • The group will determine specific topics at initial meetings.  Possible topics may include:  relationships, self-esteem, identity development, sexuality, gender roles, adjustment, and communication skills.
  • This group meets weekly on Thursdays from 9:00a-10:30a.
  • Group screening is required. Please call our office (618-650-2842) to schedule a group screening with Lisa or Taylor.

Modern Masculinity - Timothy J. Kelly, M.A.

  • This is a process group for men on campus who would like support exploring topics related to masculinity and self-identity.
  • The group will focus on how our male identity and other social expectations can impact romantic and interpersonal relationships.
  • This group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.
  • Group screening is required. Please call our office (618-650-2842) to schedule a group screening with TJ.


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.

facebookoff twitteroff vineoff linkedinoff flickeroff instagramoff googleplusoff tumblroff socialoff