ADHD Information and Skill Group
Open to: Students and staff who have been diagnosed and treated for ADHD
Description: This group will answer questions about the nature and impact of ADHD, how it’s diagnosed, and treatment options. Each session will include a skill-training segment that will cover such coping mechanisms as time management and organizational skills, management of difficult emotions and problematic thinking patterns, and self-advocacy.
Group leader: Xiaolu Hsi
First Year Students Group
Open to: First Year Undergraduates
Description: This group of four to eight students and two therapists meets weekly to discuss topics relevant to starting out at MIT—adjusting to life on campus and navigating the unique demands of being a first-year student here. Group members have the opportunity to give and receive support from one another, facilitated by the leaders.
Group leaders: Mia Gore, Louis Ostrowsky
Gender Support Group
Open to: Entire MIT community
Description: Have you been looking for an opportunity to talk openly regarding your thoughts and feelings about gender? Have you had questions or conflicts around your gender expression and/or gender identity? Join us as we create a safe space to explore feelings about gender identity/expression and be with others who may share similar experiences or who also want space to navigate issues of gender. We welcome all genders for students both undergraduate and graduate.
Group leader: Jennifer O'Brien
Making Peace with Food
Open to: MIT students who are struggling with an unhealthy relationship with food or weight, or thinking about food or weight so much that it distracts from academic and social pursuits
Description: This group helps to foster a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and body image. The group provides education, support, and practical strategies to manage food and body stress.
Group leader: Amanda Destefano
Mindfully Working With Emotions
Open to: Undergraduates
Description: An 11-week drop-in group for students struggling with anxiety. Each session will focus on developing skills to become more aware of thoughts and feelings and to manage difficult Group leader: Rebekah Kilman
Social Skills Lab
Open to: Undergraduates and graduate students
Description: This skill-building group will focus on the pragmatic aspects of social interaction. Topics will include identifying emotions, reading facial cues, picking up subtleties in tones of voice, initiating and maintaining conversations, and building relationships.
Group leader: Lisa Bosley
Undergraduate Therapy Group
Open to: All undergraduates
Description: This group of four to eight students and two therapists meets weekly to discuss topics such as relationships, student life, and personal and academic goals and challenges. Group members will have the opportunity to connect with one another and to receive and provide support, facilitated by the leaders. Members may stay in the group until they feel they have achieved their objectives.
Group leaders: Mia Gore, Andrew Fuller