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Support Circles

Social, emotional and spiritual health support circles

ASU Counseling Services and the Council of Religious Advisors (CORA) wants to support every aspect of your wellness. Support circles are virtual, drop-in, group support, at no cost to you. If you have an idea for a support circle you would find useful, let us know.  We are building new offerings as needs present.

These, 60-minute support circles are designed to assist with coping, by providing discussion and skills for those in attendance. Support circles do not provide mental health treatment. Identified spiritual communities hosting support circles will be listed. No belief requirements necessary, foci of these circles are on increasing your hope, getting support and finding restoration through spiritual wellness.

If you would like to speak with an ASU mental health provider, call us at (480) 965-6146 or schedule a tele-counseling appointment through My Health Portal. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact 911 or EMPACT at (480) 921-1006 for emergency mental health services.

Summer Semester 2022 weekly session

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Starting September 14,  Women of Color Support Circle with Dr. Amina Simmons, PhD, Counseling Services.  Supportive, drop-in connection for women of color.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Support Circle, with Jennifer Gray, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop in connection for graduate students.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
LGBTQIA+ Support Circle, with Mark Kent & Beth Rosenburg, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop in connection for LGBTQIA+ identified students.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Men of Color Support Circle, with Quincy Stewart. Supportive, drop-in connection for men of color.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Support Circle for students affected by the carceral system, with Rhonda Pruitt, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop in connection for students affected by the carceral system.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Native Health Virtual Talking Circle, Hosted by Claudia Dagnino with AISSS. The session delivers a spiritual presentation and a traditional smudging ceremony. In addition, participants have an opportunity to share how things are going. The Talking Circle is led by a culturally qualified Native Health staff. Please register here
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(Starting on October 7, 2021)

Habits for Life- Building Organization and Time Management, with Rhonda Pruitt, LPC. Join this drop-in support circle and learn skills to improve keeping a schedule and routine, organizing, prioritizing, staying on task, or follow through with task or projects. Take away tips, hacks, or strategies you can use in college and throughout your life.

12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Sophomore Experience Support Circle ,with Desirai Browning. Come and join your peers to discuss your experience as a sophomore at ASU and talk about ways that we can support one another.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black/African Student Support Circle ,with LaToya Grigler, LPC, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop-in connection for students who identify as Black/African.
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Loss and Grief Support Circle ,with Misa Yanagisawa, LCSW. This support circle is for students who have experienced loss and grief. Loss isn't only death of a loved one (including pets), but also serious medical issues of self/loved one, loss of financial stability, loss of cherished dream, loss of safety and anticipatory grief. This support circle offers a safe space to listen to, support and respect each other.