Support Groups

Counseling and Psychological Services offers support groups throughout the semester. In compliance with public health guidance and to keep our community safe, CPS now conducts all services remotely. 

Spring 2020 Schedule

Are you in the middle of a downward spiral of body negativity during this challenging time? If so, then know that you are not alone in your experience. This virtual support space will help students gain valuable information and useful suggestions on how to improve body image, enhance self-esteem, and develop a sense of compassion and self-respect. It may be especially useful for students who have previously experienced body image concerns and disordered eating.

This support space will begin with a brief check in followed by exercises and activities you can do to boost your own positive body image. The focus will not be on symptoms or whether you want to change your body or not, but rather on reminding you that you can love yourself exactly as you are. Each session will end with a mindfulness or deep breathing exercise.

Due to the open and online nature of this support space, this support space is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a skill building support space; not group therapy.

This virtual support space will take place on a weekly basis on Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm, starting Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 and will be facilitated by Annette Santiago-Espana, Ph.D. and Jennifer Drapkin, Ph.D.

For more information, or to receive the link to join us, please contact Dr. Annette Santiago-Espana at as3149@cumc.columbia.edu  with "Body Positivity" in the subject line.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Coming soon!


If you don’t find something that meets your needs, please check back. We will add to our virtual offerings in the days to come.  Or email Anne Goldfield, Associate Director of CPS for Community Outreach, with your suggestions at ag255@cumc.columbia.edu