Ohio University

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.