Counseling and Health Groups, Meet-ups and Events

Groups and Meet-Ups

Support for Ukraine Art Installation- Throughout Fall Term

Counseling and Health Center, in partnership with ODEI and Art Department faculty are hosting a participatory art installation in support of our Ukrainian community and all those impacted by the war in Ukraine.  Stop by the south end of Gaiser to make a sunflower to contribute to the art exhibit and show your support!

Monday Morning Meditation

Every Monday of Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms, from 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., (excluding holidays, and breaks). 

Drop-in.  Register any time!

Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom, open to all members of the college community (students, faculty, staff and alumni)

The Monday Morning Meditation is a weekly drop-in time for the campus community to gather for a brief guided relaxation exercise. Simple mindfulness practices have been shown to decrease stress, improve immune function, and enhance focus. Come start your week with a few minutes of grounding and learn some new coping strategies to help navigate these hectic times. Contact Shayna (scollins@clark.edu) with questions. 


Register here for Monday Morning Meditation.

ADHD Skills Group

On Zoom, Tuesdays 1-2pm, Sept 27- Nov 8, *no group 10/11. 

Registration open until Oct 4th.

Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom, open to all Clark students with ADHD, or ADHD-like challenges

Do you struggle to stay focused, get motivated, or follow through on assignments? Has online learning been a challenge? Then this group is for you! Our group is a place to form connections with other students dealing with similar issues, share ideas, and learn ADHD management skills to help you succeed in the college environment. Contact Beth with questions evanbuecken@clark.edu or check out our video for more information! 

Register here for the ADHD Skills Group

Autism Spectrum Success Group

Thursdays 12-1 pm, starting October 13, 2022.

Registration open until October 27

Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom

Do you identify as neurodivergent/Autistic/a student on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger's Syndrome? Interested in making new friends, checking in on your week, and discussing strategies for personal and academic success? Join us for our 6-week Autism Spectrum Group! We will meet over Zoom every Thursday from 12pm-1pm starting the 4th week of each quarter (excluding summers). This is a friendly, supportive environment that is neurodiversity affirming. For more information, please email Shayna scollins@clark.edu

Register here for the Autism Spectrum Success Group. 

Queer Support and Engagement Group

Wednesdays 3-4pm, starting Sept 28th on Zoom

Register at any time!

Are you a Clark College student who identifies as part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ (including Questioning) community? Join a weekly group facilitated by Dr. Bevyn Rowland, a queer, cis psychologist, to explore how our identities bring us tons of awesomeness as well as some struggle. We’ll meet weekly to offer support, ideas and resources in an affirming, courageous space.

Feel free to register for as few or as many of the groups as you like! Each week we'll be taking on a different topic.

Register here for the Queer Support and Engagement Group

Improv for Confidence 

*IN PERSON, Wednesdays 1-2pm, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2 at the Counseling and Health Center (HSC 124)

Drop-in: Register any time up until the day of group

Open to all Clark students

Has the pandemic left you feeling socially awkward? Are you ready to laugh, move, and connect with other people? This fun and supportive workshop will use theater games and activities to help you get in touch with your creativity and build your confidence. Improv can help with improving focus and teamwork, learning mindfulness skills, and feeling more comfortable with presentations and public speaking. No theater experience necessary, just a willingness to join in and have fun. 

Register here for Improv for Confidence

Students in Health Care Support Circle

Fall term dates: Oct 3, Nov 7 and Dec 5, 2022

In-person group: 12-12:50pm at the Counseling and Health Center (HSC 124)
Virtual group: 4-4:50pm over Zoom

Meets on the first Monday of the month (students may choose the in-person or virtual group session)

Register anytime for any or all sessions

Are you a student in one of Clark’s Health Occupation programs? Want to connect with other students also going into health care professions? Join us for a monthly support circle to check in on how you’re doing, share study tips, discuss ways to keep yourself balanced as you care for patients in distress, and practice “walking the talk” of caring for yourself as you care for others. Open to all students in Health Occupations programs. Two sections of the group are available – virtual over Zoom on in-person at the Counseling and Health Center (HSC 124). Space is limited – register now. Contact Shayna with any questions  (scollins@clark.edu)

Register here for the Students in Health Care VIRTUAL group

Register here for the Students in Health Care IN-PERSON group

Workshops and Events

Let's Talk!  Remote, Fall Term: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. beginning September 20th

Let’s Talk is a drop-in service that offers informal, brief, and confidential meetings with a CHC counselor.  You don’t need to make an appointment or fill out any paperwork.  Let’s Talk counselors can listen to problems, help you explore solutions, and introduce you to what it’s like to talk with a counselor.  It is designed for students who want to talk to a counselor casually; it is not appropriate for students needing urgent help. 

Let’s Talk consultations are: 

  • FREE for Clark students
  • Offered first-come, first-served (no appointment necessary), and usually about 20 minutes long 
  • Confidential 
  • Informal, and not intended to be a substitute for traditional counseling 

Other options for care through CHC include individual counseling, group counseling, and workshops.  In a crisis, please call 911 or a crisis line.  Visit our counseling website for more information on crisis resources, to make an appointment, or to register for a group or workshop.  Or reach out at 360-450-3906 (phone/text) or chc@clark.edu.

Let’s Talk was created by counseling staff at Cornell Health and is nationally recognized for its success in increasing student access to mental health care.  It has been adopted by nearly 100 universities and colleges nationwide. 

Current locations & hours 

Let’s Talk is currently being provided on Zoom. Click on the link below to meet with the Let’s Talk counselor.  Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis. There may be a wait in the virtual waiting room if the counselor is seeing another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can.

Counselor: Dr. Bevyn Rowland

Join Let’s Talk

Meeting ID: 868 1619 3044  

Foundations for College Success Workshop SERIES

Motivation and Goal Setting   Wednesday 9/28 1pm
An interactive, creative arts workshop on setting your goals to help you stay motivated this term

Getting Organized  Wednesday 10/12 1pm
Get yourself and your space set up for success

Effective Study Skills  Wednesday 10/26 1pm
Learn new study skills to help you succeed in your classes

Staying Motivated Throughout the Term  Wednesday 11/9 1pm
Learn tools and self-care tips to help you stay focused, healthy, and on-track for success

Visit the workshops schedule to register for the Foundations for College Success Workshop Series 

Wellness Workshop SERIES

In this workshop series, we will discuss the what, why, and how of making small changes to the way you eat, sleep, move, and relax. Each participant will be encouraged to try one of the changes discussed.

#1. Wellness Workshop: EAT WELL. Wednesday 9/28 11am

#2. Wellness Workshop: RELAX. Wednesday 10/12 11am

#3. Wellness Workshop: MOVE. Wednesday 10/26 11am

#4. Wellness Workshop: SLEEP. Wednesday 11/9 11am

Visit the workshops schedule to register for the Wellness Workshop Series

Test Anxiety: Tuesday, 10/18 12-12:50pm and Thursday, 11/17 11am-11:50am

Does your mind go blank during timed tests? Test anxiety is a common experience that is very treatable with the right tools. Come learn some effective strategies for overcoming test anxiety and improving your grades.

Visit the workshops schedule to register for the Test Anxiety Workshop

Procrastination

Human beings have amazing brain and behavior adaptations that make us successful in our work, relationships, and communities. Some of these abilities serve us better than others. Procrastination (not to be confused with prioritization) is a behavior unique to our species. This workshop will help you better understand why you procrastinate and offers techniques to get you out of that toxic cycle of putting off things that really matter to you.

Visit the workshops schedule to register for the Procrastination Workshop

Succeeding in College with ADHD: Wednesday 9/28 10am

Do you have ADHD, or think that you might? Is it hard to stay focused, get motivated, or follow through on assignments? Has online learning been a challenge? This workshop will cover tips and resources to help you successfully manage ADHD and succeed in the college environment.

Visit the workshops schedule to register for the Succeeding in College with ADHD Workshop