Group therapy schedule

Our group schedule may change throughout the semester, so please check back for the most up-to-date offerings.

Groups are noted as either a therapy group or support group, meaning:

  • Therapy group: Requires a clinician’s referral.
  • Support group: Open to the campus community; participants do not need to be current CS clients.

*For groups held online, members are asked to participate from a location in Nevada, due to mental health licensing requirements.

Summer 2022 schedule

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills training group (therapy group)

    Tuesdays 4–6 p.m. (Online): Francesca Kassing, Ph.D., Joana Pana, CSW-I, and Charles Todaro, M.A.

    This group is intended for students who want to increase their self-awareness and ability to tolerate distress and improve emotion regulation and relationship skills. This group is structured like a class where group leaders will teach skills and provide handouts to assist with the development of coping skills.

  • In Vivo exposure group for trauma (therapy group)

    Wednesdays 3:30-5 p.m. (In-person): Nicole Guyette, LCSW, Francesca Kassing, Ph.D., and Joanna Pana, CSW-I

    In this group, students will learn about common reactions to trauma, review basic coping skills for when trauma is activated, and gradually approach situations, places, and activities that are avoided because of trauma. This group will NOT work on processing traumatic memories, but instead, will focus on empowering students to engage in activities that are avoided as a result of trauma.

  • Mindfulness group (therapy group)

    Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. (In-person): Ashley Johnson, CSW-I & Charles Todaro, M.A.

    Do you want to slow down? Accept and better manage challenging emotions? Spend more time living in the present moment? Mindfulness can help! Mindfulness is a tool that anyone can use at any time. It encourages us to slow down, accept things as they are, cope well with problems or difficulties, and simply appreciate what’s in our life right now.

  • In Focus (ADHD coaching, support group)

    Thursdays 3-4:30 p.m., June 9-July 7 (In-person): Jodi Thomas, Psy.D. & Thomas Roche, M.A.

    In Focus is a five-week group that offers education and peer support for students who experience difficulties commonly associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Group meetings are interactive and help students develop skills for succeeding in school, career, and daily life. Group topics include: goal setting, procrastination and time management, mood management, self-care, and relationships. Please contact Jodi ( or Thomas ( to sign up, as space is limited to 10 participants.

  • Success pizza: international student group (support group)

    First Friday of the month: 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (In-person)

    Marquez Wilson, PsyD, Taylor Mckneely, M.A., and OISS staff

    College life can be stressful. This can be made more difficult when adjusting to a different culture and other factors that come with being an international student. This support group is open to all UNR International students. The group is run by Dr. Hilary Son and Dr. Marquez Wilson from Counseling Services, along with OISS staff and will offer a safe, supportive space to discuss your experiences with fellow International students. Manage the stress of college life and adjustment better! Join us for supportive conversation! Pizza provided. Please contact Adilia Ross at to register.