Support Circles

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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.

Spring 2021 weekly session schedule

MONDAY

MONDAY

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
Resilient Hope, with Misty Falkner, Assistant Director of Campus Christian Center. Sessions focus on a practical look at hope in our lives- mentally, physically and spiritually. No faith affiliation necessary.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Support Circle, with Jennifer Gray, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop in connection for graduate students.

TUESDAY

TUESDAY

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
International Students Support Circle: Open to all International Students, with Ernest Victor and Lalitlha Victor with AGORA. The purpose of this support circle is to be a family to those who are away from their families in a different cultural context. To encourage them with a homely atmosphere away from their homes especially during their break and in between the semesters.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Unburdened, with Hannah Parmelee, and Claire Allensworth Oasis at ASU at Tempe Church of Christ . A supportive and safe space to process thoughts, emotions, and needs without critique.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mandarin Speaking Support Circle, with Joyce Chen, LAC, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop-in connection for students who want to connect with other students in Mandarin.

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LGBTQIA+ Support Circle, with Mark Kent & Emma Doney, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop in connection for LGBTQIA+ identified students.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
International Students Spiritual Support Circle, with Ben Joseph, Friends of Internationals and Charles Boyle, International Students Club. Supportive, drop-in, spiritual-focused connection for international students. No faith affiliation necessary.

THURSDAY

THURSDAY

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spiritual Support Circle, with CORA Members. Supportive, drop-in, spiritually focused sessions with leaders from different faiths groups each week. No faith affiliation necessary.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Life Hacks for Managing Stress, with Samantha Kingma, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop in connection for students looking to improve their ability to manage stress.
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 https://forms.gle/w1GRh2jq75YmasaJA.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trauma Informed Mindfulness, with Sanghoon Yoo, The Faithful City. Help increase your stability and resilience in body, mind and spirit, utilizing various mindfulness exercises. No faith affiliation necessary.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Generation Support Circle, with Lilia Miramontes & Ashley Preves, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop in connection for first generation students.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
International Students Support Circle, with Misa Yanagisawa, LCSW, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop-in connection for international students.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
First Year @ ASU, with Dr. Kimberly Caouette, PhD, Counseling Services. Supportive, drop-in connection support for international students.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
General Support Circle ,with Counseling Services. Supportive, drop-in connection for any ASU student.
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.