Coordinator of Group Counseling Services:
Jeff Daily, Psy.D.
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Hello, my name is Jeff! I'm a Staff Psychologist and coordinator of the counseling groups we offer at Holy Cross. Counseling groups are a composed of a small group (usually 4-9) of students who meet along with two of our therapists in a safe, comfortable environment to work towards personal growth and their mental health goals. Groups offer a great way to enhance a student's experience at Holy Cross through peer support and an exchange of ideas and insights. They can powerfully remind us that we are not alone as we face our challenges.
Here are a few compelling reasons that you should consider group treatment at Holy Cross:
- Groups tend to be rated among the most-liked counseling services
- Peers often "get it" and can offer new perspectives
- Groups are confidential services and are at no additional cost to students
Though themes of groups vary depending on which group you join, a wide-range of topics are open for discussion in groups. These include but are not limited to adapting to challenges or transitions in life, improving relationships, managing painful feelings, and exploring our identity.
What Groups are currently offered?
Let's Talk: Interactive group to give & receive support and feedback from peers, build trust with others, and connect around current concerns.
Stress & Anxiety Group: A six week series great for those looking to learn skills to manage symptoms of anxiety and stress.
Connections: Group to build social connections, enhance communication with others, or promote comfort in social environments.
LGBTQIA+ Support Group: Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and all other members of the community. In collaboration with the Chaplain’s office, this is a confidential space for current students to come together for support and connection.
TGNC+ Support Group: Support for transgender, gender-nonconforming, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, questioning, and all other members of the community. In collaboration with the Chaplain’s office, this is a monthly group to connect with one another, share experiences, offer and receive support, and build community at Holy Cross.
Healing Circles: Support for Sexual Assault Survivors: Offered monthly, this group assists those in our community who identify as a survivor of sexual assault. In collaboration with the Chaplain’s office, this group creates a safe space where survivors can share their stories, experience the support from others who know their experience, and move towards healing.
How to Contact Me
If you are interested in learning more or joining a group, let’s talk! Call (508) 793-3363, stop by our office, or let your current individual counselor know of your interest.