Support Groups

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We currently have 4 counseling and support groups available to students.

"Cup of Tea" Support Group for Women

Join us for talk story time over a cup of tea. We discuss adjusting to UH Hilo, Hawaii, and America while having a warm cup of tea. This is a great opportunity to talk story with other women. If you would like to attend, please call Kerith Edwards at 932-7465. Groups are held in Counseling Services (Student Services Building, 2nd floor, E-203). This group is open to both UH Hilo and HawCC female students.

Social Confidence Course

This non-credit course is an opportunity to build social skills and confidence in a safe, private setting. Group begins in September. Please contact Alex Jardon at 932-7465 for more information.

Anger Management Course

Life presents many challenges and some of us tend to become angry when faced with stressful situations. This 4-week course will help you identify triggers for anger and healthier ways to respond rather than react. For more information, contact Leslie Armeniox, Ph.D. at 932-7465.

Support Group for Non-Traditional Students

Taking time out for yourself and getting support from others are great antidotes to the stress and strain of college. This support group is designed to address your unique challenges and is led by Leslie Armeniox, Ph.D., a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years experience leading psychotherapy groups.

* Begins in September. For more information, contact Leslie Armeniox at