Counseling Center

Upcoming Groups and Workshops

The Counseling Center is proud to offer stress reduction groups and academic success workshops.

For a printable pdf copy of this menu flyer of all Fall 2017 Counseling Center events, please click here.

Success Workshops

Success Workshops

Good study skills are a necessary component of academic success at Lehman College. We are offering four different workshops to help a student navigate through some of the pitfalls that can impede their success. These workshops provide students with an opportunity to develop the skills needed to improve their study and test taking skills, improve motivation and reduce their anxiety related to academic stress. We will offer a series of workshops on Test Anxiety, Healthy Relationships, Technology, Social Media and Emotional Health, and Safe Zone. These workshops can be provided in classroom or to your student group. Please contact us to schedule these workshop presentations.

Fall 2017 Workshops

Attitude of Gratitude

When: Monday, 9/25 @ 3:30 - 4:30PM

Where: Counseling Center (Old Gym 114)

Conquering the Sophomore Slump by Breaking Barriers and Strengthening YOU!  Learn how to use your strengths and succeed in your college experience through gratitude.   

Test Anxiety

When: Wednesday 9/27 @ 3:30 - 4:30PM

Where: Counseling Center (Old Gym 114)

Stressed about exams? Come discover the causes of stress, coping skills, and tools to combat stress.

Safe Zone Ally Training

When: Wednesday, 10/18 @ 3:30 – 5:30PM

Where: Student Life TBD (to be determined)

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff, and faculty peers who support the LGBTQIA+ population. The program also supports LGBTQIA+ individuals around the challenges they face. Safe Zone workshops help you learn more about the LGBTQIA+ population and how to be a supportive ally.

Healthy Relationships

When: Wednesday, 10/25 @ 3:30 - 4:30PM

Where: Counseling Center (Old Gym 114)

Having difficulties in a relationship? Want to learn how to understand people and yourself better? Come to our Healthy Relationships workshop!

Technology, Social Media & Emotional Health

When: Wednesday, 11/1 @ 3:30 - 4:30PM

Where: Counseling Center (Old Gym 114)

Learn how technology and social media usage can trigger symptoms of anxiety and depression. Discover healthier ways to interact with technology.

What’s Your Type?

When: Wednesday, 11/8 @ 3:30 - 4:45PM

Where: Counseling Center (Old Gym 114)

A fun, interactive workshop about the connection between your personality with career choice and relationship satisfaction.




Current Groups

Current Events Discussion Group

This group provides a safe and supportive space for students to discuss feelings about current events such a Charlotte, immigration policy, etc. Students will give support and share resources around current events and changing US policy. This support group will be given Mondays from 3:30-4:30 pm beginning October 2nd. Attend one group or weekly for support.

Quiet Minds for Busy Lives

A mediation group that aims to increase the awareness and acceptance of the present moment. Come experience how meditation can help you decrease stress and increase concentration. This groups runs every Tuesday at noon beginning October 3rd. Attend one group or weekly.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy Thursdays This group will help you decrease stress and process difficult feelings through the medium of art. All materials will be provided by the Counseling Center. Art Therapy is a great stress relieving group and is also perfect for those who have chronic illness. This group is open so come to one session or all of them. Art Therapy will run on Thursdays beginning 10/5 from 11 am- noon.

Multicultural Students Discussion Group

This group is a discussion group for students who have immigrated from another country and for students with multiple cultural identities. Issues of immigration, cultural heritage, U.S. immigration policy and navigating college as a multicultural students will be shared and discussed. As you will share personal information and trust needs to be built this group will be closed to new members after the first two weeks of this group- this is a closed group. Please contact to set up a group screening or ask questions about this group. The Multicultural Students Discussion Group will run on Thursdays from 3:30-5pm beginning 10/19.

Empowered Voices

This group will provide a supportive environment for diverse women to explore some of the assets, challenges and complexities related to their identities and experiences at Lehman and beyond. This group will discuss: academics, vocational choices, racism, sexism, family roles and expectations, standards of beauty, sexuality, stress management and healthy relationships. This group is currently looking for members; f you are interested please call 718-960-8761 to set up a Group Screening appointment.  As you will share personal information and trust needs to be built this group will be closed to new members after the first two weeks of this group- this is a closed group.


Past Groups

Here are a sample of groups done in the past. Let us know if you are interested in this group and it can be offered in the future.

Stress Reduction Group- S.O.S.

In a stress reduction group students meet together with a counselor to address how stress affects their lives and learn new ways to cope with stress. In this group, students learn to support each other through personal discussion and interaction. They give each other feedback and assist each other by sharing personal experience. Most of the learning in support groups occurs by what students share. The role of the group facilitator is to assist in the discussion by creating a safe and supportive environment, providing feedback, teaching skills and facilitating interaction. stress management map


meditating woman

Yoga is a taught secular practice to promote health and reduce stress. Yoga is a commonly known generic term for the physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in Ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace. No prior experience or special attire necessary.

Keeping Your Cool

peaceDo you get upset or angry quickly? Do your friends always tell you to “slow your roll?” Do you feel like no one understands you? Do you think that everything would be great if only others would act as you want them to? Learn how to see yourself with clarity and compassion as you grow and change; shedding the skin of your former, no longer useful self. In this group you will learn four types of unique skills: mindfulness (how to be in the present non-judgmentally), interpersonal effectiveness (how to communicate with others), emotion regulation (understanding how you feel) and distress tolerance (coping with stress).These skills will help you reduce behaviors that get in the way of both your relationships and your own emotional health.

Healthy Relationships

Having difficulty negotiating relationships in 2017? Not sure if you are "just talking" "hooking up" or dating? Questioning whether good sex can lead to a good relationship? Wondering if its ok to be single? Not sure if friends-with-benefits works or is just a myth? This group is for you.


First in My Family

This group will lend support for students who are first in their family to attend college. Support will be given to help these students negotiate college, their families, and responsibilities. Stress relief skills will be provided.

Stitch and *&%$@

This group will be an open discussion and support group for students. It is sometimes easier to express ourselves while our hands are busy creating. In this group you will learn crochet and needlepoint while discussing stress due to current events, politics, school and life. All materials will be provided. Attend one group or come on a weekly basis, all are welcome.

Coming Out Of Your Shell

girl on couchDo you avoid meeting new people? Do you avoid talking in class or dread the professor asking you a question? Do you fear doing something embarrassing in front of others? Often students find it difficult to make new friends, participate in group activities or ask someone out on a date. In this group you will learn methods that will help you calm your mind, make friends, and increase your confidence in social situations.

Feeling Some Kind of Way?

Is life weighing you down? Feeling blah? Meh? Lazy? Learn how depression can affect your life at school, with friends and at home. Start feeling like you again.
Power of Me
power of me Do you wake up dreading the start of your day? Do you feel like you haven’t accomplished much? Do you want to improve your self-esteem and learn skills and strategies to deal with poor self esteem?If so, then this is the group for you. Here you will learn and discuss ways to improve your self-esteem by discovering effective tips and strategies to enhance how you view yourself.
Smile More

smile moreCollege students often feel sad or down due to their stress level. Some say that they haven’t felt like themselves since starting college. Many realize it has been a long time since they’ve seen themselves truly smile. If this sounds like your experience, this group is the one for you. Learn the reasons for your mood change and gain the skills to reconnect with yourself. Learn how to smile again by re-engaging in the activities that brought you joy.


LGBTQ Empowerment

lgbtq rainbow peopleThis group will focus on the journey of being LGBTQ in college, as well as focusing on integrating an LGBTQ identity with other areas of life, such as work and family. In this group we will provide a safe place where we can ask questions, build confidence and deal with being true to yourself. Group is interactive and will explore issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, specifically coming out, transitioning, questioning, connecting with family and friends, and creating relationship as you learn to accept yourself as well as others.

Relax and Renew (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction)

meditating womanWhen we experience stress, discomfort, or pain—physical or emotional—our ways of thinking about it often make the situation worse: “This is just my luck!” “I’ll never succeed.” “I can’t believe he would do this to me!” Mindfulness means being present with what is actually happening in the moment, while letting go of our biased interpretations or judgments. The results? A new outlook and experience of life! MBSR has been clinically shown to help reduce stress and cope with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and anger. Among its many benefits are an increased ability to relax, greater energy and enthusiasm for life, and improved self-esteem. You can attend all sessions of Relax and Renew (MBSR) or drop in on one for a taste of mindfulness practices. We recommend that you attend all Relax and Renew workshops to help counteract or prevent depression and anxiety.


Success Without Excess

Many college students experiment with drugs and alcohol. What can start as “social drinking” may lead to dependence or risky behavior (binge drinking, unwanted sex partners, and problems with family/friends). Learn to spot the warning signs of addiction and whether you can control your substance use. This group will help you be successful in school without using drugs/alcohol to excess.

quit smokingLehman College is tobacco free beginning July 2012. If you are a smoker or other tobacco user, you may want to use this time as an opportunity to quit. Tobacco is a highly addictive drug and attempts at sobriety from tobacco can lead to relapse. If you would like support in your efforts to quit, or want to know how or when to start your tobacco free lifestyle, we can help you achieve Success without Excess.

Other Groups:

real talk graffitiReal Talk Men and Women

What? Me Worry?!?

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Depression





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