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Each semester, we offer a variety of group therapy experiences. A common theme for group participants is wanting to learn how to change thinking, feelings, and/or behaviors to feel better about themselves and cope more effectively with life. Other common group themes include helping participants to better understand themselves and how they relate to others, as well as developing skills for dealing with certain problems. We offer other informal group activities throughout each semester.

What to expect from group counseling:

Group counseling can provide a supportive and challenging environment where members can discuss their concerns with peers and professionals. Over time, students begin to care about and trust one another in the group environment. Under the facilitation of the group counselors, the group is able to give support, offer alternatives, or gently confront the person in such a way that the group member gains 1.) a new understanding of the issues that brought them to counseling; and 2.) a new experience in relationship with other group members. This allows members to find the assurance and confidence it takes to try new things outside the group environment.

What to expect in your pre-group meeting with counselors:

It is important to meet with the group leaders prior to starting any counseling group. It is equally important that you are placed in a group that is suitable for you and your needs. In this meeting the leaders will discuss what to expect from group therapy in more detail and answer any questions that you might have.

Groups Offered:

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Be{YOU}tiful

An interpersonal support group for women designed to help build self-confidence by exploring the strength of individuality.

Healing Art

Art Therapy group for the college student that shows how art is used to enhance your emotional expression and mental well being.

Out of the Shadows

Interpersonal support group for African American men that identify as gay or bisexual. This is a closed confidential group. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Counseling Center.

TARDIS

This group is for anyone who wishes to find support and education about their depression, general anxiety, and/or social anxiety.

Trans+

Interpersonal support group for individuals that identify as Transgender, Agender, Gender Fluid, GenderQueer, Nonbinary, or other Gender Noncomforming identity. This is a closed confidential group. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Counseling Center.

Under the Umbrella

A lunch social support group for those that identify on the Autism Spectrum and/or need to enhance and improve their social skills. If you are unsure if this group is for you, please contact the Counseling Center for more information.