Brief Counseling & Groups

Survivor Support Group

The Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) is hosting a FREE Survivor Support Group this semester. This group will connect survivors of relationship violence and sexual assault with others that have endured similar experiences. PLUS: Learn how to treat yourself with more self-compassion & kindness. Open to all UM students!

JOIN OUR WEEKLY ZOOM GROUP
FIRST MEETING: WEDNESDAY FEB 17TH
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

RECURRING MEETING SCHEDULE TBD @ FIRST MEETING


Please contact us if you are interested
but unable to attend the first meeting!

Please contact the SARC office for more information and to reserve your place.
Call 406-243-4429 (main office) or email sarc@mso.umt.edu 

Healthy Relationships Group

The Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) is hosts a FREE Healthy Relationships Group this semester. You will learn skills to improve your relationships - identify values and goals, improve communication skills and boundaries, and learn the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship.

There are no Healthy Relationships groups offered this semester, but you can express interest in this group or obtain more information by contacting the SARC office 406-243-4429

 

 

Resiliency Group

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 emotional-awareness to help you recognize your own abilities to adapt to life stressors including healthy boundaries. 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.

There are no resiliency groups offered this semester, but you can express interest in this group or obtain more information by contacting the SARC office 406-243-4429

Brief Counseling

The SARC office is providing remote/telehealth services for the 2020-2021 academic year in an effort to reduce interactions and possible exposure to COVID 19. Please call the main office 406-243-4429 to find out how to access services.

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.