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Group Therapy

Counseling & Psychological Services offers a variety of different groups each semester including process groups, support groups, and skills-based groups. Group counseling empowers students to give and receive feedback and support while working through individual concerns in a safe and confidential environment. Group therapy consists of 5-10 members and group facilitators. If you are interested in group, please call 740-593-1616 to set up a consultation.


Process Groups

Process Groups are helpful in addressing a variety of issues, including loneliness, depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, and interpersonal challenges. Group members share experiences, give and receive feedback and support, and explore new ways of relating to others in a safe and confidential environment. 


    Understanding Self & Others (USO)

    This group is helpful for students wanting to improve relationships, communication skills, and increase self-awareness, along with those struggling with anxiety or depression.



    Graduate and non-traditional students can connect with others around their unique experiences and receive support as they manage stress, anxiety, depressive, or other symptoms, and relationship concerns.


Support Groups

Support Groups are designed to help students whose lives are impacted by similar issues, to come together and receive information, support, and guidance from one another. These groups focus on providing a space for validation, encouragement, and mutual understanding. They present a safe space for exploration of thoughts, feelings, and reactions. 


    Finding Your Way: Grief & Loss

    Those grieving the loss of a loved one can connect with others experiencing loss, feel less isolated in their grief, receive support, and strengthen ability to cope.



    This is a support group for transgender, gender non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid individuals. Members can find connection with others, receive support, and also learn about resources that may be useful to them.


    Sexual Assault Survivors

    This group provides a safe environment for female survivors of sexual assault where they can continue on their healing journey, receive support, develop coping skills, and increase feelings of empowerment in their lives.


    True Selves

    Students of color can connect with their peers and process issues uniquely impacting their well-being, experience as a greater sense of community and belongingness, and discuss impact of events in community and nationally.



    Out, Questioning, Allied (OQA)

    Members of the LGBTQ community can discuss concerns they may have related to mental health challenges, stressors, sexual orientation, or gender identity in a safe environment, and receive support from others.


    International Graduate Women

    This group is a space for international graduate women to explore concerns related to self in relation to others; stressors of graduate school; acculturation; and support one another. The focus will be on enhancing mental well being and taking risks toward forming more meaningful connections.

Skills-Based Groups

Skills-Based Groups provide a space in which students can learn and practice tools for enhancing their well-being and managing specific concerns. These groups are usually more structured and involve more direct instruction from the group leader.  


    ACT Your Mood

    This group incorporates principles from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help individuals manage depressive and anxious symptoms.


    Finding Balance

    Learn and practice skills that will help a person navigate their world more easily including: mindfulness, skills to manage distressing emotions and thoughts, and skills that can help a person have more effective relationships.


    Resisting Distraction

    Learn about attention differences and connect with peers to practice strategies that will improve focus and reduce distraction, within a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework.