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Support Groups

Support Groups on Campus

The Personal Counseling Center is excited to announce our suite of support groups for Spring Semester 2024! Presented by the counseling center team, we have five different topical groups aimed at helping students navigate all kinds of challenges that Ferris students go through including loneliness, coping skills, anxiety, ADHD, and neurodiversity. These groups are free to all Ferris students, hosted all over campus, and yes, there will be plenty of snacks! Please reach out to the Personal Counseling Center with any questions you may have at (231) 591-5968 or email [email protected]. We hope to see you soon!

ADHD Student Super Support Group

Tuesdays @ 11 a.m. on 3/12-4/23 in DEC 016
This group is for any Ferris Student with ADHD or suspects they may have ADHD. Hosted by Christopher Richmond Ph.D., the group is intended to help students understand ADHD and how it impacts school, work, and relationships. It will provide accountability, support, and connection for students struggling with inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The group will help students with organization, reducing procrastination, and avoiding distractions. It will also focus conversations on time management and helpful study skills. Additionally, group conversations will highlight ADHD strengths and how to foster and take advantage of those strengths.

ASD Support Group

Mondays @ 6 p.m. starting 4/1 Birkam Health Center 2nd Floor Conference Room
This is a five-week support group designed for students who identify as autistic or those questioning if they may be on the autism spectrum. This group is intended to provide a safe space for students to explore their autistic identity, experience a sense of belonging, and develop neurodiversity-affirming coping skills. The group will discuss common concerns, which include but are not limited to independence, social and study strategies, self-care, and community. This group is presented by Elisa Cotter LMSW

Bulldog Social Hour: Making Connections While Anxious

Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. starting 3/20 Career and Professional Success Office conference room 
(located in the DEC next to Ferris Outfitters)

Feeling lonely? Disconnected? Searching for your community to belong to still? This is the group for you. Come join Andy Slater MA. LPC for Bulldog Social Hour. Open to all Ferris students, this group is a chance to meet new people, make some connections, share TikToks, and talk tips and tricks to overcome social anxiety. The goal of this group is to help you make meaningful lasting friendships for your whole college career.

Don’t Blow Your Top!

Tuesdays @ 11 a.m. on 4/2, 4/9, 4/16 in DEC 122
How to manage my emotions, my mood, and my relationship for a more balanced self in 2024.  This is a 3-week skills group provided by Trisha Jadhav, LPC. Each session teaches you practical skills that can be put to immediate use, moving you toward a more balanced lifestyle. Skills include how to manage moments of anxiety/panic and anger, stabilize your mood, and improve your communication with the important people in your life. Set yourself on a positive course for 2024!

Navigating Your 4-Week Roadmap to College Wellness

Thursdays @ 11 a.m. 3/14-4/25 in DEC 209
Join our transformative support group designed exclusively for college students – "Navigating Your 4-Week Roadmap to College Wellness." Hosted by Mark VanLent Ed.D. LPC. This program is carefully crafted to guide you through essential aspects of your well-being, covering self-care, emotional well-being, physical health, and sustainable self-care practices. Embark on this journey to cultivate a balanced and thriving college experience.