Group Counseling

You do not have to be a current client of the Counseling Center in order to attend group therapy sessions. Groups are free and unlimited in duration, based on the student needs and appropriateness in the group. Students may contact the group leads (email addresses provided) to learn more about and participate in the groups.

For the current school year, the Counseling Center is offering the following groups:

LGBTQ+ Group

  • Ran by Mr. Cole Jaeschke, LCSW-C (cole.jaeschke(at)
  • Co-facilitated by Ms. Charlene MacPherson, LCSW-C
  • Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. ET

“This support and psychoeducational group provides a safe, empowering, and confidential space for all those navigating sexual and/or gender identity development and acceptance. Drop in once, every week, or whenever you can to receive support with identity, coming out, relationship issues, etc. All are welcome!”

No need to sign up beforehand. Just go to at the day/time listed above!

Therapeutic D&D—A Role-playing Game Group

  • Ran by Ms. Charlene MacPherson, LCSW-C
  • Co-facilitated by Mr. Cole Jaeschke, LCSW-C
  • Wednesdays at 4 p.m. ET

“Love Dungeons & Dragons, or want to learn how to play? Want to connect with other Johnnies in a fast and fun way? Come join the fun! No experience necessary.”

Prior sign-up is required. Limited slots, so don’t delay! To sign up and receive the link to participate (or if you have any questions about this group), email charlene.macpherson(at)

Additional groups may be scheduled based on student interest. If you have a topic or focus area for a group, please let us know!