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Hamel Health and Counseling Center





Groups are one of the most effective tools for addressing issues common among college students. Aside from helping you realize that you are not alone, groups offer you a number of benefits.


Counseling Services offer several groups on a variety of topics throughout the fall and spring semesters, listed by topic to the left. If you are interested in designing a group or have a topic ideas or areas of wellness that you believe could benefit from the structure of a group meeting, please feel free to contact us. 

By participating in a group, you can:

  • Share your feelings and hear the experiences of others
  • Understand and be understood by others in similar circumstances
  • Obtain professional resources
  • Discover new ways of coping with your own thoughts, feelings and behaviors’
  • Renew your sense of hope and ability to deal with challenges in your life
  • Make new friends and break down feelings of isolation 


Who facilitates the groups?

  • All of our groups are facilitated by members of the Hamel Health and Counseling staff.

 Are groups confidential?

  • Yes. Participation in a group is confidential; all group members also are required to keep information private—shared only among other group members, and never outside the group.

How do I get more information and/or sign up?

  • Contact Hamel Health and Counseling at (978) 837-5441 with any questions. You may also email a facilitator directly. 

 Referral/Screening Process:

  • Any currently enrolled Merrimack student is eligible to participate in a group. The group facilitator will meet individually with interested students for a screening appointment to determine a mutual fit between the group and the student.