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Groups at CAPS

Group therapy offers a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore a range of topics such as interpersonal relationships, isolation, anxiety, depression, difficult life events, and self understanding. Research shows that group therapy is as effective - and sometimes more effective - than individual therapy for many mental health or emotional concerns. Group members have the option to re-enroll in group therapy at CAPS each semester.
If you are interested in joining, would like to suggest a group, or just want to hear more about group therapy, reach out to Hilary Hla at

Chaotic Families Group

The Chaotic Families group offers students support for managing difficult family relationships and dynamics. Students may find that they resonate with the term “chaotic family” for different reasons, including experiencing significant familial loss or transition, being exposed to abuse, or coming from a family system where individuals suffer from chronic physical or mental illness, including addiction. This group aims to offer a safe space in which students can share experiences, support one another, develop effective communication and boundary-setting skills, and examine the way chaotic family dynamics affect current relationships and sense of self.
Email Hilary Hla, Psy.D. at to inquire and/or schedule a screening to learn more about the group.  Click here to see the flyer for this group.


Community Conversation on February 23rd

Mixed and Multiracial at Swarthmore?  Join an open conversation about invisibility, hypervisibility, belonging and erasure. Click here to see the flyer for this event.
Lunch will be served
Date: February 23, 2023
Time: 12 – 1:30 pm
Location: IC Dome

Sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence 
Facilitated by Nasim Chatha, LCSW ( from CAPS