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Mental Health

Group Counseling


Group Counseling

Every Fall and Spring semester the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services offers a variety of groups. Counseling groups are often the best way to work on areas of concern, especially when those concerns deal with issues that directly affect your relationship with others. Groups give you contact with peers as well as a therapist in a safe and confidential environment.

Membership in a group is by appointment only. We do offer drop in groups each semester, but these will also require that you make an appointment with us. Please call us at 304-293-4431 or drop by the Carruth Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Health & Education Building if you are interested in joining a group.

For further information about group services at Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services or to share ideas about a group you would like to see offered, please contact the Group Coordinator, Christine Simpson, at 304-293-4431.

Spring 2017 Groups

Interpersonal Groups

Groups for men and women with a variety of concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, stress, forming relationships). Offers a safe environment to give/receive support, learn about yourself, and to practice new ways of relating to others.

Contact Elijah at elijah.wise@mail.wvu.edu or Shane at shane.chaplin@mail.wvu.edu

Empowering Women’s Group

Group for undergraduate women with a variety of concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, family issues). Offers a safe space to give/receive support, learn about yourself, and improve self-care.

Contact Ashley at ashley.kasardo@mail.wvu.edu.

Graduate Student Groups

Support and process therapy group for graduate students.

Contact Christine at christine.simpson@mail.wvu.edu.

Q-mmunity Group

Group aimed at creating a safe and affirming space where LGBTQ+ students can experience connection and community.

Contact Olivia at ocscott@mail.wvu.edu.

Mood/Anxiety/Stress Groups

Groups available to students experiencing depression, anxiety, and/or stress. These groups aim at providing support, psycho-education, and tools for better managing these concerns.

Details TBA; please contact the center at 304-293-4431 for more information.

Sexual Assault Survivors Gorup

This group is designed for female students who have, at some point in their lives, experienced an unwanted sexual encounter. The goal of this group is to provide healing, empowerment, and emotional support for survivors of sexual assault.

Contact Teresa at teresa.stire@mail.wvu.edu.

Success Not Excess

Group for students who are contemplating their use of substances. (Note: this group is not for students who have been mandated for services or are currently in SAP).

Contact Susie at susan.mullens@mail.wvu.edu

Acknowledging Your Grief

Supportive space to explore and work through grief. This group will help you set aside a time and place to reflect, remember, and heal.

Contact Layne at layne.kehl@mail.wvu.edu.

Other Groups in the Community

Messages for Hope

A support group in Morgantown, WV for helping survivors of suicide work through their grief and experiences with others who have had similar experiences.
When: 4th Tuesday of every month
Where: First Presbyterian Church at 456 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
Contact: Sandy Rose (304) 276-6990 or Debbie Cardwell (304) 389-8558 to join the group.

Chestnut Ridge Adult Groups

NOTE: The Chestnut Ridge Adult groups require a referral from a clinician at CCPPS.

Bereavement Support Groups

Meet in a supportive and confidential setting with others who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Group attendees will gain knowledge of helpful coping skills and gain insight into the grief process.

When: Second Thursday of every month, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: WV Caring Morgantown Office, 3363 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26505

Also offered in Taylor County:

When: Fourth Tuesday of every month, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: WV Caring Grafton Office, 7 Harman Center, Suite 203, Grafton, WV 26354

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

The Carruth Center Student Assistance Program coordinates on campus meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous.

When: Sundays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: 106 Oglebay Hall (Downtown Campus)

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

The Carruth Center Student Assistance Program coordinates on campus meetings for Narcotics Anonymous. Three meeting options are available at this time:

When: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: 106 Olgebay Hall (Downtown Campus)

When: Fridays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Where: 123 Health & Education Building (Evansdale Campus)

When: Sundays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Where: 123 Health & Education Building (Evansdale Campus)

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Overeaters Anonymous meetings are held on Tuesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in room 112 in the Health and Education building.