A supportive and safe place for students
The University Counseling Center offers various therapy and support groups at different times of the academic year. These groups are intended to give students a forum to discuss issues with peers in a supportive, safe environment, which fosters healing and growth.
Some people may have concerns about talking in a group. However, group therapy is a powerful means to mental health, empowerment, and confidence. Groups are not a second-choice treatment option, but instead are considered the preferred method of treatment for certain people, conditions, and presenting problems.
Our group leaders are licensed mental health professionals who are well trained and feel passionately about the groups they facilitate. If you would like to learn more about our professional staff, click here.
What You Need to Know About Getting in a Group:
The UCC staff are always looking for participants for whom a group would be helpful. Your therapist may talk with you about or recommend a group during your first appointment or after you have been meeting with them for a while. Your therapist would not recommend a group unless they feel it is appropriate for both you and the group you join. Thus, if your therapist is recommending a group, you can be assured a highly qualified mental health professional has carefully considered this option and feels it is best for you!
While you will never be required to attend a group against your will, there may be periods of time in which a group is the only treatment option available. During these times, if you prefer to go elsewhere for individual treatment, we will assist you in finding a provider outside the UCC and who may be able to see you sooner than one of our staff. You may also have the option to go on a waiting list with the University Counseling Center and when a therapist has an opening, they will contact you.
In some cases, you may be treated in both group and individual therapy. Your therapist will talk this over with you if they think this is the best option.
If you are interested in joining a group or just perusing what we have to offer, please click here for our up-to-date listing of current groups.
If you have questions, need additional information, or have ideas for additional groups we should offer, please contact us.