Wellness

Counseling & Psychological Services

Do you have a lot of Facebook "friends" but are still feeling disconnected?

Whether with friends, family or romantic partners, if our relationships aren't happy and meaningful, we're not happy.

Joining an Understanding Self and Others group might be the answer. Confidential groups help men and women learn to relate more positively with others and understand themselves better. Through weekly "face-to-face" meetings, you will have the opportunity to explore your issues in a safe environment.

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Therapy Group

This group will present a unique opportunity for gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals to explore life challenges. It will provide a safe environment in which to address a variety of issues (e.g., coming out, spirituality, family relationships, depression, self-esteem, abuse, etc.). Goals of the group include: reducing isolation, finding support and making changes. Group times change with every semester to best accomdate changing member schedules, be sure to call the counseling center for more information on when this group meets.

Transgender Therapy Group

This group is similar to the "Understanding Self and Others" group in that a variety of issues will be explored in a safe and supportive environment. Some of the issues will be unique to gender-variant students. Goals of the group include: reducing isolation, finding support and making changes. Group times change with every semester to best accomdate changing member schedules, be sure to call the counseling center for more information on when this group meets.

For more information contact Sheri Clark at 262-3180 (CLARKSL@appstate.edu) or visit our website for more information http://counseling.appstate.edu

Miscellaneous Outside Resources

LGBTQ+ and Substance Abuse — a very informative article from Advanced Recovery Systems that discusses the reasons behind increased substance abuse rates among LGBTQ-identifying individuals. Offers recovery resources geared towards LGBTQ+ people.

Disclaimer: All links listed are provided as information only with no endorsement intended, implied or otherwise. The content and perspectives presented in these linked sites are not necessarily those of The Office of Multicultural Student Development or Appalachian State University.