This is a support group for exploring ongoing adjustment to college life. The group will focus on themes that emerge from its members and may include: finding a new friend group; living with roommates; assimilating new academic expectations; being away from family and familiar supports; dealing with loneliness, isolation, sadness or depression; figuring out self-care; exploring campus life and its subcultures; navigating stress and anxiety that commonly arise with transitions.
This group is co-facilitated with Samantha Becker, LICSW.
Barbara is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of college and graduate students. Her clinical practice focuses on the general challenges of college life, including anxiety, depression, life stage transitions, family issues, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ and gender identity issues, and loss. Barbara completed her MSW and Certificate of Advanced Clinical Supervision at Smith College School for Social Work, Certificate of Art Therapy at the Phillips Graduate Institute, and MA in Visual Anthropology at USC.
Barbara’s office is extremely private, with no exterior signs indicating a therapist office. The front door has a security code so no strangers off the street can enter, and there is typically only one client at a time in the waiting room. The windows, office walls, and doors have special soundproofing, so even if someone were outside, they cannot hear any conversations. Her office is a safe and comfortable space, specially designed to meet the needs of college-oriented young adults.