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Because of the accelerating COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing stay-at-home order from the State of Illinois, Knox College has made the decision to teach the entirety of spring term remotely. More Information

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Group Sessions


Counseling Center

Furrow Hall

175 West Knox Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Group sessions can be a very powerful therapeutic experience. They are facilitated by one of our counselors and present a way for students to learn from their peers and recognize that they are not alone. Group members will be able to hear other perspectives, provide/receive support, and apply new coping techniques, all in a confidential setting.

Students can join our groups at any time so long as there are seats available. They can be psychoeducational (focuses on educating clients about their areas of concern and developing best practices for the individual) or process (assist individuals in identifying more about who they are and the role they play in their life regarding the topic, along with developing best practices for themselves).

Joining a Group

An intake or a group assessment session with a counselor is required before joining a group. You can schedule this by contacting Counseling Services at 309.341.7492 or

If you are interested in a particular group, mention it to the counselor during your session. If you are already seeing a counselor, feel free to voice any interest in a group during a regular session. 

Winter Term 2020 Groups

Please contact Counseling Services at 309-341-7492 if you have any questions about a group. 

Out of the Blue:

  • Saturdays at 10:30am – Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th, & 29th

This is a group for students who experience a depressed mood that interferes with their everyday life. The focus will be on education and practical techniques. Each session will have a topic, but will adjust to the needs of group members that week.

  • Facilitated by Marsha Dace, LCPC

Unwind the Anxiety:

  • Saturdays at 11:45am – Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th, & 29th

This is group for students who experience excessive anxiety or worry. The focus will be on shared experiences and practical techniques. Each session will adjust to the needs of group members that week.

  • Facilitated by Marsha Dace, LCPC

Don't Touch My Hair:

  • Mondays at 4:15pm – Feb. 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th

"Don't Touch My Hair" is a group designed for black identifying women to discuss and support each other regarding the complexities of navigating being a black woman at a predominantly white institution and in the world.

  • Facilitated by Janell McGruder, LCPC

Love Your Selfie:

  • Mondays at 5:30pm – Feb. 3rd, 10th, 24th, & Mar. 3rd

This group focuses on improving self-esteem and self-confidence through learning and practicing practical tools and strategies that will help students get to know themselves and achieve their goals.

  • Facilitator: Megan Downs, LCPC

Creative Healing:

  • Tuesdays at 4:15pm – Feb. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, Mar. 3rd

This group focuses on the positive benefits of artistic creation as a healthy coping mechanism. Art has been shown to relieve stress and decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression. Not artistic? No problem! This group isn't about talent, but rather about finding balance through self-expression.

  • Facilitator: Niharika Anant, LPC

Survivors of Sexual Assault:

  • Date/Time: TBD

This is a group for individuals who are survivors of sexual trauma. This group provides a safe space for students to receive support and discuss their trauma without fear of being judged.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, come to Counseling Services during business hours. After business hours call Campus Safety (309.341.7979) or call 9-1-1. Click Crisis Sessions for more information.

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Printed on Monday, March 30, 2020