The Counseling and Psychological Services office is offering some new options for students on campus. The two new groups offered this semester are Connecting on Campus and Self-Discovery through Journaling.
“We typically offer new groups every semester based on relevant issues we are seeing in the campus population,” Dr. Maggitti, director of counseling and psychological services, said.
Counseling and Psychological services has an extremely well qualified staff. Maggitti is a licensed psychologist, Dara M. Herskovits and Andrea J. Sussel are licensed clinical social workers. They use this expertise to help students each semester through various types of issues.
The new Self-Discovery through Journaling group is designed to help students work through any self-awareness issues.
It promises to be a great exercise and an interesting way to communicate any problems with your fellow peers through an innovative method.
“Our office provides free and confidential counseling to the campus community. We offer individual and group therapy as well as emergency counseling,” Maggitti said.
These new groups are just two of many other services that the Counseling and Psychological Services office offers. Some people are hesitant or uneasy about taking advantage of these resources but Maggitti wanted to stress the friendly atmosphere as well as the privacy that is offered.
There is no commitment and different types of services are also also available.
“We typically meet with students for eight to 12 sessions, but some students benefit from a single session, while others from a longer term treatment. We are a free support service on campus so I believe we can always provide all students with additional support when needed,” Maggitti said.
“We typically offer new groups every semester based on relevant issues we are seeing in the campus population,” Maggitti said.
There is never a reason not to explore these groups because they can only be helpful and could help give anyone an opportunity to a new state of relativity and ease.
The new Connecting on Campus group hopes to offer a different way to work in a small group and get different opinions on a situation that an individual could be struggling with.
Different topics such as “issues in relationships, isolation, anxiety, self-esteem, academic pressures or depression,” Maggitti said. “These all are discussed in a comfortable setting where it is expected and encouraged to talk about these problems instead of holding them in. ”
“Our groups are limited to six to eight students per group in order to provide adequate time and space for each member, to give and receive support. If a student is interested in any of the groups, they are encouraged to contact our office to find out more information,” Maggitti said.
Students who are interested should contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 610-902-8561 or contact Dr. Maggitti by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.