Support Groups

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

"Cup of Tea" Support Group for Asian and Asian-Pacific Islander Women Students

Join us for talk story time over a warm 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 Xiaohui Yang at 932-7465. Groups are held in Counseling Services 201 (Student Services Building, 2nd floor). This group is open to both UH Hilo and HawCC female students.

Social Confidence Group

This group is an opportunity to build social skills and confidence in a safe, private setting. Group begins in February. Please contact Counseling Services for more information.

LGBT Support Group

Everyone needs someone who can relate and understand in a place where they can be themselves and test their ideas. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) support group is a safe space for individuals to explore thoughts and feelings about sex, gender, sexual identity, relationships, society, and what it means to be an LGBT person in the world today.

The LGBT Support Group will begin meeting again in February. Please call David Herzog at 932-7465 for more information.

Psychotherapy Group for Graduate and Professional Students*

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

* Begins in February. Contact Leslie Armeniox at for more information.