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Spring 2024 Therapy Groups

Therapy groups are available for students who reside in the state of California.

To join any of the therapy groups below, please fill out the Group Interest Form.


Tuesdays 2pm, Wednesdays 5pm, Thursdays 11am, starting Jan 23rd (Zoom)
This is a one-time, 1-hour group that will help you understand key aspects of what it takes to grow and thrive in the midst of challenging circumstances. The group will explore why we get stuck in negative cycles and the importance of developing healthy habits to create lasting change.

Finding Your Calm (Anxiety Therapy Group)

Wednesdays 3pm - 4:20pm, Thursdays 3pm - 4:20pm, starting Feb 14th (Zoom)
This is a 6-week structured therapy group designed to help you learn effective strategies for coping with anxiety using cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness skills, and acceptance-based strategies. Group members will also have an opportunity to learn how to work on self-criticism and explore personal values.
(A 30-minute group information session is required.)

Understanding Self and Others (Interpersonal Therapy Group)

Tuesdays 3pm - 4:30pm, starting Mar 5th (Zoom) (CLOSED)
This weekly therapy group is designed to foster greater self-awareness and more satisfying relationships by exploring how your early experiences affect your relationships, becoming more aware of your thoughts and feelings, and exploring your “here-and-now” feelings with other group members.
(A 30-minute group information session is required. )

Minding Your Mood (Depression Therapy Group)

Mondays 10am - 11:30am, starting Mar 4th (Zoom)
This is a 6-week, skills-based group in which you can gain a deeper understanding of your experience of depression and learn effective strategies to help regulate your emotions and manage mild to moderate symptoms of depression.
(A 30-minute group information session is required. )

Drop-In Mindfulness Group

Freedom Within

Fridays 12pm - 1pm, starting Jan 26th (Zoom) 
Join our weekly drop-in mindfulness group designed to enhance your present-moment awareness and better manage challenging emotions and circumstances through guided meditation, silent practice, and practical weekly life exercises. Each session introduces a unique theme to enrich your mindfulness journey.
For Zoom link, email

Spring 2024 Support Groups

Support groups are available for all enrolled students.

Holding Hope Grief Support Group

Wednesdays 9am - 10am, starting Jan 24th (Zoom)
For anyone wishing to navigate the complexities of grief, including those that are struggling with the recent tragedies the university has endured, Holding Hope provides a supportive space. Everyone is welcomed to explore, learn, and connect on the intricacies of loss, offering empowerment in one of life's most challenging experiences. You don't have to face grief alone. 
For Zoom link, email

Black Student Support Group

Thursdays 5pm - 6pm, starting Jan 25th (Zoom)
The Black Student Support Group provides a supportive environment for Black students to connect, to share their experiences, to exhale and to receive and provide encouragement.
For Zoom link, email

Just Be: LGBTQ+ Student Support Group

Thursdays 3pm - 4pm, starting Jan 25th (Zoom) (CLOSED)
"JUST BE" student support group provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ students in the community to connect, build a sense of belonging, and share their experiences.
For Zoom link, email or

Recovery Peer Support Group

Thursdays 3pm - 4pm, starting Jan 25th (Zoom) (CLOSED)
Get the confidential support you need on your alcohol and drug recovery journey. Share your experiences, get connected with your peers, and know that you are not alone.
For Zoom link, email


Every Other Thursday 4pm - 5pm, starting Feb 6th (In Person at the Light House)
This is a biweekly drop-in group in collaboration with RISE for people who are looking for a community but do not know where to begin. Bring your own crafting projects (sewing, knitting, drawing, etc.) or feel free to pick up a pack of crayons and a coloring page. Engage with others at your own pace or just enjoy doing your own thing. No artistic talent necessary. (Snacks are provided!)
To join, email

Navigating the Labyrinth of Adulthood 101: Your Guide to Success

Every Other Tuesday 9am - 10am, starting Jan 23rd (In Person at TCC 250) (CLOSED)
Embarking on your college journey? Take charge of your transition with us. In collaboration with RISE, this group will help you learn vital skills like time management, relationships, and self-care. Connect with fellow students and form friendships that will support you through this exciting chapter. Elevate your college experience while preparing for the adventures of adulthood! (Snacks are provided!)
To join, email or

Spectrum of Support: Thrive as a Neurodivergent Scholar 

Thursdays 4pm - 5pm, starting Jan 25th (Zoom)
Navigating college with neurodivergence? We're here for you. Connect with peers who share your journey. Explore effective strategies, foster understanding, and uplift one another in a space built for your success. Join us to embrace your uniqueness and build a brighter academic future. 
For Zoom link, email

Empower Me: A Self-Image Support Group 

Thursdays 11am - 12pm, starting Jan 25th (In Person) (CLOSED)
Empower Me is a neutral space for students who struggle with body image concerns. This group will foster a sense of connection in helping students feel understood, validated, and supported. 
To join, email

GSEP Support Groups

Surviving Psychology Practicum: Conquer Stress Together!

Fridays 1pm - 2pm, starting Jan 26th (Zoom)
Embarking on your practicum journey? Don't face it alone. Join us to share experiences, practical tips, and unwavering encouragement. Connect with peers in a safe, understanding environment, and navigate your psychology training with newfound confidence. Let's conquer the challenges together!
For Zoom link, email

Mindful Minds: Nurturing Inner Peace

Wednesdays 12:10pm - 12:40pm, Thursdays 12:10pm - 12:40pm, starting Jan 24th (In Person)
Join our Mindful Minds support group at Pepperdine GSEP (Malibu Campus) to discover the transformative power of mindfulness. In this neutral and nurturing space, students will learn practical techniques to reduce stress, enhance emotional well-being, and foster a deeper connection with themselves. !
To join, email