Brief Counseling & Groups

Resiliency Group

The Student Advocacy Resource Center & the Curry Health Center are hosting a FREE Resiliency Group during the fall semester. Resilience is a way to access hope during difficult times and is a skill anyone can learn to strengthen. This dynamic group will focus on developing self-compassion and self-awareness to help you recognize your own abilities to adapt to life stressors. Through this group, you will find pockets of wisdom you did not know you had!

The group will incorporate a mix of engaging activities to involve every sort of learner, from group discussion to quirky creative projects.

Call or email Tammy or Shaunagh for more information or to join the group. We will start meeting Thursday, October 5 from 3:30-5pm in CHC 168. The group will run for 8 weeks.

Shaunagh (SARC): 243-6429, shaunagh.mcgoldrick@mso.umt.edu 

Tammy (CHC): 243-4330, tnorman@mso.umt.edu

Brief Counseling

A survivor of sexual assault, relationship violence, or discrimination may experience emotional consequences that seem overwhelming. Some survivors experience nightmares, others blame themselves for what happened, and some may experience depression or anxiety. SARC counselors are available to help you come up with coping strategies to support healing. You are not alone and we are here to help.

SARC counseling services are free and *confidential. Our brief counseling typically extends for eight sessions, but you may begin to feel better equipped to cope after fewer sessions. You may also want to see a counselor for more than 8 sessions. If that is the case, we can refer you to long term therapy in the community.

Counseling is provided by trained clinical interns in the Psychology, Social Work, and Counselor Education Departments, as well as by licensed and qualified SARC staff. You can walk-in to the SARC office during the week between 9-4pm to talk to someone, or you can call us at (406) 243-4429 to schedule an appointment. You can also call the 24-hour support line, (406) 243-6559, anytime you need to talk to someone. The support line is staffed by trained Peer Advocates and Clinical Interns who can provide you resources and emotional support.

SARC believes in empowering a survivor to make their own choices. We are flexible in our approach to counseling and work collaboratively to find the best way to support your healing. To learn more about our counseling services, please call us at (406) 243-4429.

Below are a few exercises you can try on your own if you are struggling.

Some of our current favorites:

Self-Compassion Break with Dr. Kristin Neff: http://self-compassion.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/self-compassion.break_.mp3

Breathing Exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdbbtgf05Ek

Self-Care Calendar

*There are limits to confidentiality. These limits exist to keep you and others in our community safe. These limits include reports of child abuse, elder abuse, and intent to harm self or others.