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The Pace University Counseling Center on the NYC and PLV campuses have groups to help you manage stress, understand others, foster support in recovery from drug and alcohol problems, balance school and life, and more for the 2016–2017 academic year.

Being a student can be tough, but no one has to go through any problems alone. At the Pace University Counseling Center on the NYC and PLV campuses, students can come together to meet in confidential groups to address struggles around family, relationships, or alcohol and other drug use, to name a few, and it is a particularly effective tool to overcome difficulties and thrive in college.

Check out the group offerings for the 20162017 year below to learn more and get involved:

PLV Campus

Due Process: A Law Student’s Group
This group is for law students struggling with managing the law school-life balance. The group provides a safe place to discuss personal concerns and receive support.

Family Matters
Tuesdays from 3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. | Counseling Center, Administration Center, 2nd Floor
Family Matters is a confidential group for students seeking support in a variety of family related matters, ranging from relationship difficulties with family members, alcohol and substance abuse by a family member, family mental health issues, separations and divorce, and deaths in their family, among others. This group offers a safe space for students to share their experiences as well as provide and receive support. Contact Drs. Amanda Michael or Luis Nobrega for more information at (914) 773-3710.

Harmless
Wednesdays from 12:25 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Counseling Center, Administration Center, 2nd floor
Are you drinking or using drugs more than you want to? Could you use some strategies for change? Do you want to clean up your act before graduation? Are you trying to stay clean and sober? “Harmless” is a confidential weekly discussion group for students who are interested in examining or modifying their current use of alcohol or other drugs or who seek support in maintaining recovery. This group offers a safe space for students to share their experiences as well as provide and receive support. Contact Andrea Winters at (914) 773-3710 to learn more about the group.

Understanding Self and Others
Thursdays from 3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. | Counseling Center, Administration Center, 2nd floor
This is a confidential interpersonal group that runs weekly throughout the semester, bringing together students of all backgrounds who may struggle with difficulties within their relationships or are looking to understand themselves better. This group offers a safe and private space. Contact Amanda Michael or Priya Pandit for more information at (914) 773-3710.

Friends of Bill
Fridays at 1:30 p.m. | Willcox, Meditation Room, 4th floor
This group, named after Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous is primarily a peer support group modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous for students concerned enough about their use of alcohol and/or drugs to have the conversation about it. The facilitators, Sr. Susan and J.R. Lombardo, are not representing any office or department at Pace but have stepped up out of their understanding of the problems drugs and alcohol can cause and a desire to be present and available to students. The capacity for confidentiality is an absolute requirement for participation. It MUST be a safe space for everyone! Contact Sr. Susan at sbecker_tmp@pace.edu or J.R. Lombardo at (914) 773-3710 for additional information.

For more information about Westchester groups and offerings, click here.

NYC Campus

Stress Management Group
Fridays at 12:15 p.m. | Counseling Center, 156 William Street, 8th Floor
Come learn skills for managing stress, depression, and anxiety. Each week is a new topic so don't be shy about dropping in and giving it a try!

Understanding Self and Others
Counseling Center, 156 William Street, 8th Floor
This group addresses a variety of concerns related to relationships with others (including family, friends, and partners) and with yourself. The group explores themes related to identity and self-perception and provides an environment in which members can practice new ways of expressing themselves as well as share support, encouragement, and feedback in a safe and confidential environment.

Support Group for Students in Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Problems
Wednesdays from 3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Counseling Center, 156 William Street, 8th Floor
Through a grant from Transforming Youth Recovery, the Counseling Center is developing services on-campus for Pace students in recovery from alcohol and drug problems. A weekly Recovery Support Group is available on a drop in basis for any Pace student in recovery who is seeking support, camaraderie, and tools to help maintain sobriety while also enjoying the full college experience, with its complement of joys and challenges.

Call (212) 346-1526 or click here for more information about any of these groups.

The Counseling Center offers a range of services including individual and group counseling, educational counseling, vocational counseling, alcohol and other drug help, support services for students with disabilities, relaxation rooms, referrals, and workshops and events on both campuses. To learn more, visit www.pace.edu/counseling.

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