Group Therapy

Fall Support Spaces:

Weekly support space for our students of color led by Dr. Abena Berry (former therapist at Health and Wellness Center). 

We understand the importance of having a safe space to talk about your experiences and feel understood even without having to navigate a White space.  This group is specifically designed as a space to provide care and support to students of color

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Weekly Group. 

  • Wednesdays 
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CT)

A group space is often the best way to work on problems, especially when the problems stem from or impact your relationships with other people. A group gives you contact with a few of your peers, along with a therapist or therapists, who are not part of your everyday life. Group can allow you a place to give and receive support, ask for honest feedback, and try out new behaviors. It is designed to be a safe environment where you can test out different ways of acting with others. 

Read more about our current groups below.

Understanding Self and Others Group

Do you want to improve your relationships or feel better about yourself? Are you interested in connecting in a deep and meaningful way with others? Are you noticing a pattern in your experiences that you’d like to change or understand better? Would you like honest feedback about how you relate to others? These interpersonal process groups will provide a supportive space to explore your feelings, connect with others, and practice new behaviors that can ultimately lead to more fulfilling relationships and increased confidence/comfort with yourself.  The times and days of the week for the Fall 2020 Semester are listed below. This group is for Illinois Residents ONLY:

Tuesday Group, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Felix Deiss, MA & Kasey Schultz-Saindon, PhD

If you would like to learn more or are interested in joining these groups, please call the Health and Wellness Center at 847-735-5240, email, or schedule a Counseling Services Initial Consultation through the:

Lake Forest Student Health Portal