75% of lifetime cases of mental health conditions begin by age 24 if left unsupported and managed.
Students struggle with an overwhelming number of tasks and issues to deal with while transitioning to a new environment, and often have little support throughout the process.
Our goal is to provide students with the emotional support they need to thrive, stay motivated, and grow. Our groups offer students a place for vulnerable conversations and meaningful connections with others focused on their mental health and well-being.
Our Shimmer Groups draw off of years of peer support and group therapy research. We believe in the power of connecting those with similar identities and experiences. Learn more about the evidence behind Shimmer Groups.
Shimmer Student Mental Health & Personal Growth Groups are for any individual in graduate or college education. Together you'll:
✨ Motivate and feel supported in improving yourself and taking care of your mental health.
✨ Have meaningful conversations and find other students who care about growth.
✨ Learn about your values, emotional regulation, self-care, and work-life balance.
Our curriculum is carefully developed by a licensed mental health therapist, Sharon Kim LMHC, and an expert group psychiatrist doctor from UCSF, Amin Azzam MD.
We use a mix of theory, discussion, exercises, and support to develop meaningful connections, honest conversations, and a community you can feel supported by.