Group Counseling

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What is Group Therapy/Support?

It is a type of therapy where a group of students with similar concerns and/or identities meet in-person for about 60-90 minutes, with a staff therapist. Group members talk about their concerns while receiving/providing feedback, which involves expressing your feelings to others about what they say or do in the group. Interaction between members is anticipated and provides each person an opportunity to learn about and try out new ways of interacting and relating. Alternatively, some groups focus on providing information and teaching skills to help members learn to better cope with their concerns.

How are Groups Helpful?

Groups can help you:
Realize you are not alone and reduce isolation
Develop and practice social skills
Find your voice
Relate to others in healthier, more effective ways
Express your feelings and accept feedback from others
Put things into perspective
Be your authentic self

*If you are a student at UNCG, you are eligible to participate in a group. However, some groups have a specific focus and may not be relevant for you. You will have the opportunity to meet with a group facilitator to see if group is right for you.

Fall 2018 Free & Confidential Groups

If you are interested in a group, please contact the Counseling Center at 336.334.5874.

*Pre-Registration is required for KORU ONLY. To Register, Please Use the University Workshop and Event Calendar.

*All groups (except KORU) require a screening to be scheduled in-person (Gove Student Health Building, 2nd Floor) or by calling 336-334-5874. You must register online for KORU here and click on ‘view all workshops,’ select ‘3 Month Schedule’ and search ‘KORU’.


Sista Talk

Support and discussion for women of color who have faced similar experiences.

Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm

Start Date: 1/31

End Date: 4/25

Empowerment Circle

For survivors of difficult life experiences to learn skills for connectivity, support, and healing (topics chosen by group members)Facilitated by CVRC.

Fridays 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Spartan Blues

For students experiencing sadness or depression to better understand their depression and learn coping strategies.

Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 pm

Start Date: 2/5

End Date: 4/16


Engage in supportive discussion on member-guided topics like identity, relationships, coming out, etc. Held in confidential location.

Thursdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Start Date: 1/24

End Date: 4/18

USO:Understanding Self & Others

Process patterns of relating to others by reflecting on how you impact and are impacted by others, receiving feedback from group members and facilitators.

Fridays 2:30- 4:00 pm

Start Date: 2/1

End Date: 4/12

DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Learn how to manage intense emotions, replace harmful coping strategies, and improve unstable relationships.

Fridays 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Start Date: 2/1

End Date: 4/19

It's Complicated

To address challenges of having family members with mental illness; Unpredictability, taking on adult roles, worrying about siblings, and feeling alone and/or ashamed.

Fridays 1:00 - 2:30pm

Start Date: 1/25

End Date: 4/19


For women who struggle with body image/ disordered eating: it’s a space in which to mindfully explore authenticity and body autonomy.

Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Start Date: 1/31

End Date: 4/17


Learn skills to manage symptoms of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder regardless of diagnosis.

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Start Date: 2/6

End Date: 4/17

Graduate Student Support

Support around the grad student experience including social and mood concerns and the emotional impact of academic challenges.

Mondays 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Start Date: 2/7

End Date: 4/22

Circle of Healing

A non-clinical support group for survivors of violence that links together power and positvity through healing

Thursdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Survivor to Thriver

A non-clinical support group for LGBTQ+survivors of violence.This is a place to bring your authentic self and connect with others in your healing journey.

Mondays 5:00pm - 6:00pm