Counseling and Health Groups, Meet-ups and Events

Groups and Meet-Ups

Monday Morning Meditation 

Every Monday of each quarter from 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., (excluding holidays). 
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.

Parenting Support Circle

Monthly on Mondays from 12-1.  
Fall Quarter dates: 10/4, 11/1, 12/6  
Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom, open to all members of the college community (students, faculty, staff and alumni). 

Our Parent Support Circle is a monthly drop-in time for parents in the Clark community to support each other through the challenges of parenting while working and studying.  Whether you need to vent, brainstorm ideas, or just talk to some other adult humans, we are here for you! There will be a mindfulness/parenting theme of the week presented by the hosts, and the opportunity to explore ways to care for yourself and others, the best you can. Contact Beth with questions evanbuecken@clark.edu
Register here for the Parenting Support Circle.

ADHD Skills Group 

Wednesdays 1-2 p.m., starting October 6th 
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 for Fall Quarter. 

Autism Spectrum Success Group 

Thursdays 12-1 p.m., starting October 14th

Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom 

Do you identify as neurodivergent, Autistic, and/or a student on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger's Syndrome? Interested in making new friends? Want to learn how to identify your strengths and challenges? Join us for our exciting 6-week Autism Spectrum Success Group! We will meet virtually over Zoom every Thursday from 12pm-1pm starting the 4th week of each quarter. Group is open to currently registered Clark students. For more information, please email Shayna (scollins@clark.edu) or Register here for the Autism Spectrum Success Group. 

Queer Support and Skills Group

Tuesdays from 3-3:50 p.m., starting 10/19/21 
Facilitated by Dr. Bevyn Rowland and Valentina Pishchanskaya-Cayanan 

A space for queer and questioning Clark College students to receive social support, learn coping skills, and explore diverse topics such as romantic relationships, coming out, dealing with discrimination, sexuality, gender identity and expression, and more. Email Beyvn browland@clark.edu with questions. Register here for the Queer Support and Skills Group. 

 

Anxiety Support Group 

Friday from 3-4pm (meets monthly on the first Friday) 

Fall quarter dates: October 1st, November 5th & December 3rd  

Facilitated by CHC staff over Zoom, open to currently registered Clark students 

Do you struggle with anxiety? You are not alone! Come check in with other Clark students in a mellow, nonjudgmental environment. Share your challenges, get support, and learn new ways to manage stress and worry. 

Register here: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anxiety-support-group-tickets-169697151749 

Questions? Email Shayna (scollins@clark.edu

Workshops and Events

Let's Talk!  Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Via Zoom

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 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. 

Fall 2021 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.

Thursdays:  

2:00-4:00pm

Counselor: Dr. Bevyn Rowland


Join Let’s Talk

Meeting ID: 868 1619 3044  

Foundations for College Success Workshop SERIES

Motivation and Goal Setting  9/29/21 at 11AM
An interactive, creative arts workshop on setting your goals to help you stay motivated this term

Getting Organized 10/13/21 at 11AM
Get yourself and your space set up for success

Effective Study Skills 10/27/21 at 11AM
Learn new study skills to help you succeed in your classes

Staying Motivated Throughout the Term 11/10/21 at 11AM
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 

Stress Management for Parents Monday, October 4 at 11:00 a.m.

Support and tips for helping you and your kids through tough moments

Visit the workshops schedule to register for the Stress Management for Parents Workshop

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 10/6/21, 11am

#2. Wellness Workshop: RELAX. Wednesday 10/20/21, 11am

#3. Wellness Workshop: MOVE. Wednesday 11/3/21, 11am

#4. Wellness Workshop: SLEEP. Wednesday 11/17/21, 11am

Visit the workshops schedule to register for the Wellness Workshop Series

Test Anxiety Thursday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 23 at 11:00 a.m.

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 Thursday, September 30 at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m.

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