Group counseling sessions

Explore your concerns, learn from others' experiences, and discover new aspects of yourself in relation to others in a topical group setting. Groups typically include 6-10 students who meet regularly with group counselors.

Each group has a focus, like women’s issues, existential concerns, or relationship to nature. By exploring these topics, you have the opportunity to give and receive feedback, gain new insights and understandings that may help you face your unique challenges, and even open up powerful new relationships.

Contact the Counseling Center to schedule a “group screening” with the facilitator, or fill out our Group Interest Form to have us reach out to you. This brief chat will help determine if the group is a good fit for you. Group counseling sessions are free for all students.

Artful Healing Group

Artful Healing Group

Fridays, 2 - 4 p.m.
March 1 - April 26

Artful Healing is a group focused on healing from trauma. Recognizing trauma can mean many things; the Artful Healing group defines it as any experience that feels so overwhelming it leaves you helpless, out of control, and experiencing symptoms that prevent you from living your full potential.

We'll discuss how trauma affects our brains and bodies and provide tools for healing while incorporating fun, art-filled activities and connecting with others. The focus will be on working towards healing, developing skills, self-understanding, and increasing self-compassion, not discussing or processing traumatic experiences. 

Contact the Counseling Center at 970-247-7212 or to schedule an initial appointment with the facilitator, Sandy Gurule, LCSW.

Building Social Confidence

Building Social Confidence

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
February 28 – April 17

Inquire for location

A free, seven-week therapy group for students to identify their fears in social situations and begin to face those fears. We’ll work on skills to help you reach your goals wherever you are. Through being together in a safe and confidential space, we’ll learn, explore, and try new skills to build your social confidence.

Contact the Counseling Center at 970-247-7212 or to schedule an initial appointment with facilitators Ellen Fisher or Molly Ender.

Healing Through Yoga

Healing Through Yoga

Sundays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Starting February 11

Healing Through Yoga is a 5-week yoga class on vulnerability and shame. Become reacquainted with your body while regaining power, control, and peace through mindful movement and breath. Each class has a different-themed lecture, resources, experiential activities, and opportunities to share. 

Offered in partnership with community therapist Shelley Nielsen, LCSW, RYT, and co-facilitated by Counseling Center therapist Shari Fitzgerald, LPCc. Scholarships and payment plans are available.

Contact the Counseling Center at 970-247-7212 or for more information and to register.

Indigenous Student Group

Indigenous Student Group

Thursdays, 4 p.m. — 5 p.m.
February 15 - April 11

Florida Room, across from NAC

The Indigenous Student Support Group is a drop-in, safe, confidential space that encourages Indigenous students to share their thoughts and feelings on various topics and to build community through connection, support, and shared experiences.

Contact the Counseling Center at 970-247-7212 or email to schedule an appointment with Gerald Shorty if you are interested in this group.

Life Skills Group

Life Skills Group

Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Starting February 20

Have you been feeling:

  • Anxious or depressed?
  • Like some of your relationships are a real struggle?
  • Like you are not handling stress very well?

Life Skills Group is a six-week therapy group open to about five students. The group covers skills people can use to manage stress, overcome depression and anxiety, and relate to themselves and others in healthier ways. Areas of focus include mindfulness, communication skills, and emotional health.

Contact the Counseling Center at 970-247-7212 or or email Brian Arens ( for more information.

Men's Group

Men's Group

Offered periodically dependent on student interest.

Counseling Center, Noble 260

The Men’s group is a supportive, collaborative, interactive, safe environment. Members of various backgrounds come together to support one another through encouragement, validation, and feedback. Topics discussed in this group include but are not limited to academics, career, interpersonal relationships, and emotional regulation concerns.

Call 970-247-7212 or email for more information.

Queer & Questioning Student Support Group

Queer & Questioning Student Support Group

Mondays, 3:45-5:15 p.m.
February 12 - April 8

Wondering how to be you, where you fit? Out and proud and want to talk about it? The Queer and Questioning Student Support group is an inclusive, affirming therapy group offered by the Counseling Center for students who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ or who are questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation. With support and facilitation from therapists, you will connect with peers and we’ll navigate topics like identity, sexuality, dysphoria/euphoria, healthy relationships, stigma, coming out, being you and more.

Visit or call the Counseling Center and make an appointment with Jen Shupe (or email to see if this group is right for you! If you missed the start date, you can ask to be added to the waiting list for next semester.

Counseling Center

Location: 260 Noble Hall

Local Crisis Hotline: 970-247-5245


Fall/Winter Terms:
8 a.m. - noon, 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

8 a.m. - noon, 1-5 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday