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Explore + Grow: A Process Group for Undergraduate Students

  • 205 Waterman Street Providence, RI, 02906 United States (map)


This eight-week group offers a space for undergraduate students to explore personal and relational challenges and grow into more helpful ways of relating to self and others.

Members help co-create a connected and supportive space to practice and strengthen self-awareness, self-compassion, healthy communication, assertiveness, boundary setting and an overall improvement in relational effectiveness.

In groups, the interplay among participants provides a rich practice space to better get to know and improve how we relate to ourselves and others.

As group sharing unfolds, members practice being present in their bodies, connecting to and vocalizing their emotional experiences with others, and experience being seen and heard.

Group meetings open with a brief mindfulness practice, followed by a fluid group exploration. Commonly explored topics might include self-doubt, anxiety, stress, depression, family issues, dating, career concerns and interpersonal relationships.

You’ll emerge from this group with a more compassionate understanding of your own relational patterns and better practiced towards deeper connection to help you nurture healthier and happier relationships throughout your life.

Enrollment includes:

  • Individual initial meeting to clarify your goals for the group

  • Eight weekly group meetings

  • Individual final meeting to clarify and integrate lessons learned from the group.


205 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02906


Fall cohort meets weekly on Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm from October 1st. to November 19th. Spring cohort starts March 2020.


$80 per session; accepting Brown Student Health insurance

Group Therapist

Michelle Vitale is a licensed counselor and coach working with adults navigating transitions or challenges in their lives, work, or education. Her practice aims to help clients design what’s next and transform their challenges into opportunities for greater learning, possibility, and growth.

Her work with clients blends both compassion and practical skills that holistically support personal and professional development; her clients build clarity, confidence, and take bold action in a fulfilling direction.

Michelle received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her work in counseling, she studied Business Administration at Babson College, worked in the private sector (PricewaterhouseCoopers), and spent a year researching women’s leadership in Chile as a Fulbright Scholar.

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