Counseling Services

Kathryn Jones Mar 27, 2019 5:35 pm

How to Succeed at Overloading

I have overloaded three out of four semesters at Arcadia—by choice. Overloading is when you take more than 18 credits per semester; the usual course load is 16. We aren’t allowed to overload while doing FYSAE, so my first Spring semester was normal. First-semester freshmen are not allowed to...

Default News Image

Feb 22, 2019 Mary Alice DiFilippo

Eating Concerns Awareness

Take part in our Eating Concerns Awareness event, part of the National Eating Disorders Week #ComeAsYouAre Think you might have an eating issue-take a screen given by our Arcadia counseling staff. Join the Active Minds group and make a heart to post.  Join the Counseling staff and...

Default News Image

Jan 30, 2019 Mary Alice DiFilippo

AU Lead/Boosting Interpersonal Effectiveness

This is an AU Lead series workshop. Join the counseling staff and improve your skills in relationship strategies, saying "no", establishing priorities and dealing with interpersonal conflict.  RSVP to by 2/21.

Default News Image

Jan 18, 2019 Mary Alice DiFilippo

CALM: Come And Learn Mindfulness

CALM is a group to relax, manage stress, cultivate compassion for yourself and others.  Learn how mindfulness can quiet your internal critic and change the relationship with yourself.

Default News Image

Jan 17, 2019 Mary Alice DiFilippo

Interpersonal Support Group

A space for students to offer mutual support to each other and encourage the exchange of genuine and honest feedback. Group members are able to increase self-awareness and develop more meaningful connections with people in their lives.

Default News Image

Jan 17, 2019 Mary Alice DiFilippo

Graduate Student Mindful Self Compassion Group

Learn new tools for self-acceptance and building inner strength and resilience. This group is for graduate students and a certificate of attendance will be granted for those attending 8 or more sessions.  Space is limited to 12 students so email today for a spot

Default News Image

Jan 17, 2019 Mary Alice DiFilippo

Social Skills Group

Do you feel overwhelmed when attending social events and activities on campus?  Not feeling connected with others on campus and unsure how to make friends? Come be a art of a welcoming and inclusive group. The group practices social skills with peers, discusses challenges related to college...

Default News Image

Jan 17, 2019 Mary Alice DiFilippo

Queer Space

Queer Space is a LGBTQIA+ safe, non-judgemental group for graduate and undergraduate students.  The group explores and discusses LGBTQIA+ related issues including gender, family, current events, identity and expression.

Caitlin Joyce May 14, 2018 10:48 am

Finding Inner Peace with Invisible Illness

When one thinks of the phrase “coming out,” usually the first topic that comes to mind is sexuality. However, there are multiple aspects of one’s identity than can be difficult to talk about, elements of ourselves which are not often visible to those around us. These identities can incorporate a...

Kathryn Jones Feb 26, 2018 3:48 pm

Managing Mental Illness While Abroad

As a person who’s dealt with mental illness for most of my formative years, deciding to study abroad was one of the biggest and scariest decisions of my life. Around 10th grade, my mental health was at an all-time low. I was tired of living as a captive to my own brain, so I begrudgingly decided...

Olivia Armacost Feb 16, 2018 5:25 am

In Control— or Controlled?

“I am the one thing in life I can control.” Riding the train back to Arcadia for my second semester, this phrase found its way into my mind and lingered (courtesy of the superb lyrics of Lin Manuel Miranda and the ever-powerful delivery of Leslie Odom Jr. in Hamilton). A simple-but-true doctrine...