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Health and Counseling Services

Health and Counseling Services


Anxiety Therapy Group

The Counseling Services Anxiety Therapy Group will promote the essential social and interpersonal adaptive skills to create successful change in students impaired by disabling anxiety symptoms. This involves the development of new ways to cope with negative thoughts.  Join with other students to process and heal from anxiety and anxiety-related disturbances and learn new and healthy coping skills.  The focus will be on helping participants respond more competently when they experience symptoms of anxiety and depression.  This group will help participants uncover and resolve their individual set of beliefs (attitudes, expectations and personal rules) that frequently lead to emotional distress.

For more information, email: Dr. Kwabena Sankofa or call: 803/323-2206.

LGBTQ Therapy Group

A therapist led support group focused on building a healthy LGBTQ community at WU!  This group aims to Provide Support, Address Past Traumas, Build Resilience, Create Boundaries, and help you Learn to Love the Amazing Person that You Are.  Group meets Mondays at 6:30 in Owens 108.

For more information, email: Courtney Leak or call: 803/323/2206.


Winthrop College of Resilience: The Magic of Inner Strength


A Harry Potter themed 8 week course on personal resilience that uses themes from the books and films to emphasize various components of inner strength.  The course is structured as a closed psycho-educational group experience.


The anticipated start date for the group is Spring 2016 and will run for 8 consecutive weeks.  Time and location TBD.


Open to all Winthrop students and facilitated by Winthrop counseling staff.


The group will address such topics as building relationships, facing crises, change, decisive action, self-worth, and self-care.  We will also tap into student creativity and visual integration by incorporating poignant crafts into sessions.

For more information, email: Courtney Leak or call: 803/323/2206.


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