Behavioral Medicine offers various workshops and groups to help you address a variety of mental health related needs. Participating in one of these options will help decrease isolation and expands your support network, while gaining effective coping skills.

To obtain more information and/or to attend one of our groups or workshops, please call our office at 617-353-3569 and ask to speak with the Group Coordinator. If you are currently meeting with one of our clinicians, feel free to ask them about the groups program.

Body & Self (Eating Issues Support Group):

Would you like to have a more balanced relationship with food, your body and yourself? This 6-week group will provide a safe place for students with similar concerns to explore where these issues developed, their function and ways to improve your relationship with food, your body and yourself.  We will discuss how issues related to self-esteem, emotions, relationships, authenticity, and managing stress connect to and impact your relationship with food. Connecting with others in the group can be a powerful part of change and healing.  With a deeper understanding of your struggles with food, your body and yourself, you will work towards challenging old ideas and developing new coping skills.  Students are encouraged to practice these skills and apply them between group sessions.

Date: Mondays

Time: 2:00-3:00PM

Location: 930 Commonwealth Ave., Behavioral Medicine Satellite Clinic

Led by: Ilana Licht, PhD

Building a Stronger You:

This 4-week group is designed for students who are interested in learning how to cope with painful and strong feelings in a more effective manner.  Participants will learn and practice dialectical behavioral therapy skills related to distress tolerance and emotion regulation.  While participants are welcome to discuss relevant personal life experiences and concerns, this psychoeducational group functions similarly to a class format in which the group leader teaches skills and then group members brainstorm ways to practice them and share their experiences of using the skills.  Students are encouraged to practice these skills and apply them between group sessions

Date: Thursdays

Time: 2:00-3:00PM

Location: 930 Commonwealth Ave., Behavioral Medicine Satellite Clinic

Led by: Ilana Licht, PhD

Graduate Student Support Group:

Graduate students often struggle to have a space where they can authentically share their feelings and concerns about life. This 6-week support group is designed to provide a confidential space where you can receive support and feedback from your peers. Topics discussed in this group may include adjusting to and leaving graduate school, academic and career concerns, coping with stress, relationships and identity development.

Date: Fridays

Time: 3:30-4:30PM

Location: 930 Commonwealth Ave., Behavioral Medicine Satellite Clinic

Led by: Ilana Licht, PhD

Grief Group:

This 8-10 week group is designed for students who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. It is a process-oriented group that invites members to share their feelings of grief and to be supported by other students who have experienced similar losses. Students interested in attending will be invited to an individual one-time session with the group facilitator to discuss the group in further detail and to determine if the group feels like a good fit.

Date: Mondays

Time: 6:00-7:00PM

Location: 930 Commonwealth Ave., Behavioral Medicine Satellite Clinic

Led by: Nate Pardue, LICSW

LGBTQ+ Support Group:

This 4-week support group provides a safe space to explore and talk with others about the joys and challenges of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning.  This confidential and affirming group is an opportunity to connect with each other and offer emotional support. We will explore themes, such as relationships with family, friends, and partners, coming out, being out, identity, and ways to embrace all parts of your identity.

Date: Tuesdays

Time:  3:30-4:30PM

Location: 930 Commonwealth Ave., Behavioral Medicine Satellite Clinic

Led by: Rachel Oppenheimer, LMHC

Managing Anxiety:

Do anxious thoughts and feelings dominate your daily experiences? Do you lay awake at night worrying about tasks you need to complete or the future?  Do you avoid social situations for fear of judgment? This 4-week, skills-based group is designed for students who want to learn techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy strategies, to help manage and live with anxiety.  Group members are encouraged to share experiences, discuss assignments, and offer support to each other as you work toward making changes and learning to live effectively with anxiety.  Students are encouraged to practice these skills and apply them between workshop sessions

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 3:00-4:00PM

Location: 930 Commonwealth Ave., Behavioral Medicine Satellite Clinic

Led by: Ilana Licht, PhD

Mindfulness Meditation:

This 4-week group, specifically designed for emerging adults, is based on the mindfulness program, “Koru,” loved by Duke University students.  Practicing mindfulness can help reduce stress, increase mental and physical wellness, and help you make decisions that are guided by your inner wisdom.  Group members are encouraged to share experiences, discuss assignments and offer support to each other as you learn to integrate and practice mindfulness skills in your life.  Students are encouraged to practice these skills and apply them between workshop sessions

Date: Thursdays

Time:  4:30-5:30PM

Location: 930 Commonwealth Ave., Behavioral Medicine Satellite Clinic

Led by: Ilana Licht, PhD

Navigating Relationships: 

This 4-week group is designed to create a safe environment to better understand yourself, explore relationship patterns, and learn skills for navigating relationships.  Topics discussed will include communication styles and skills, setting boundaries, actively listening and validation.  Group members are encouraged to share experiences, discuss the application of skills and offer each other support.  Students are encouraged to practice these skills and apply them between workshop sessions.

Date: Tuesdays

Time:  2:00-3:00PM

Location: 930 Commonwealth Ave., Behavioral Medicine Satellite Clinic

Led by: Ilana Licht, PhD