Group Therapy Offerings for Spring 2023

Starting at the beginning of February 2023, the CSDC will be offering 3 process groups. Process group therapy offers students a safe, welcoming, and consistent opportunity to process and share experiences with others while connecting around various topics. Students must be currently residing within the state of Hawaiʻi to participate.

Each group will run weekly throughout the semester for 90 minutes each week. Students are asked to participate in all group sessions to receive maximum benefits. If you are interested in being a part of one of these groups, please call us at 808-956-7927 to schedule a pre-group meeting with the one of the group facilitators. Groups will be closed to new clients once the groups meet enrollment capacity.

Graduate/Non-Traditional Students Group
Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Zhen Li, Ph.D. and Keali'i Kauahi, M.A.

In this semi-structured process group for graduate and non-traditional aged students, members gain insight, personal growth, and support from bringing their concerns to the group for feedback. Interactions with others in group also provide an opportunity for members to explore new ways of thinking and interacting in a safe environment. As part of the group experience, members often explore a variety of issues, such as setting boundaries, navigating stress and work life balance, accepting oneself, and building emotional connection. This helps them understand themselves and others better and improve their existing and future relationships.

Healthy Relationships Group
Thursdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Alexander Khaddouma, Ph.D. and Tommie Laba, M.A.

A confidential therapeutic space for students to discuss, process, and develop skills to cultivate healthy relationships, including with friends, romantic partners, family members, and more. Students will explore strategies for clarifying their relationship values, internalizing realistic expectations, negotiating adaptive boundaries, communicating effectively, resolving conflict, and assuming personal and relational responsibility.


Women of Color Group
Thursdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Woolee An, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Eaton, M.A.

A safe and therapeutic space for women of color to process and deepen understanding of personal experiences and gain support from other women of color.