The grad student support group provides opportunities for support, community, connection and celebration.  Topics discussed in the group may include (but are not limited to) personal, professional, and family relationships, academic concerns and achievements, adjustment to grad school, stress, thriving, self-esteem/confidence, identity development (personal and professional), career issues, and social and cultural identities.  Informational screening is required. 

Facilitator:    Randy Patterson  

Day and Time:   Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  September 11th—November 27 

Location:     In person.  Call 336-334-5874 for brief informational pre-screening.   

For women students who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image concerns and seek to form a space and community to mindfully explore authenticity and body autonomy. 

Facilitator:   Jennifer M. Whitney, Ph.D., LCMHCS (she/her)   

Day and Time: Wednesdays @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm   

Start/Stop Dates: Meets weekly throughout the semester  

Location:  In person. Call 336-334-5874 to schedule a screening appointment for this group.   

Feel sad, isolated, angry, stressed? Want to improve relationships and how you talk about your emotions? Men’s Group is a supportive space for men to connect and share about personal experiences.  

Facilitator:     Thomas Zigo, LCSW (he, him) and Claudio Caceres, LCSW (he, him) 

Day and Time:   Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  September 19th – November 14th  

Location:  In person. Call 336-334-5874 to schedule a screening appointment for this group.   

For students experiencing sadness or depression to better understand their symptoms, learn coping strategies, and connect with others.  

Facilitator:     Thomas Zigo, LCSW (he, him) 

Day and Time:   Thursdays from 12:30pm – 2:00pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  September 21st – November 16th  

Call 336-334-5874 to schedule a screening appointment for this group.   

A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program designed to give college students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) the knowledge and skills necessary for academic, personal, and social success. 

Facilitator:     Nicole Forrisi, LCMHC (She/Her) 

Day and Time:   Wednesdays from 3pm-430pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  September 6th-October 26th 

Location:       SHS 015 Ground Floor  Call 336-334-5874 for brief informational pre-screening.   

Restoring union with the body and reclaiming the body as one’s own through asana (poses) and dhyana (meditation) is the foundation of this group.  Coming back into the body is part of coming back into wholeness during trauma healing.  The time consists of guided meditation, minimal asana with positive self-affirmation, and time for sharing.  This group is intended for survivors of trauma. 

Facilitator:     Alunda Amick LCAS, LCMHC, NCC, RYT-500 (she/her) 

Day and Time:   Fridays 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Start/Stop Dates:  September 1- December 15th

Location:   In-person SHS Ground floor, Room 015. Please call 336.334.9839 to schedule a screening appointment for this group.

This group will create a community for people to heal together. Our goal is to provide a space of connection and support for survivors who have been impacted by sexual violence (sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, etc.) Our victim advocate will help facilitate discussions on trauma, shared & individual experiences, resources, and more.  

Facilitator:     Aysia Evans, M.Ed. 

Day and Time:   Every 1st Tuesday starting September (Monthly)  4:00pm – 5:00pm

Start/Stop Dates:  September 5th-December 5th 

Location:      In-person Student Health Services, Ground floor, Room 015

A place for LGBTQIAP+ people to explore the unique experiences, challenges, and strengths that come along with their identities. This group aims to help people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and romantic orientations be their authentic selves. 

Facilitator:      Nicole Forrisi, LCMHC (She/Her) 

Day and Time:   Tuesdays 2:30pm-3:30pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  Tuesday, September 5th-Tuesday, November 28th 

Location:  Campus Ministries room 214   

A drop in space to talk through relationship concerns

Facilitator:     Jennifer Brown 

Day and Time:   Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 

Start/Stop Dates:   Wednesday September 6th- Wednesday November 15th 

Location:    1st Floor in Student Health Services, Room 158

Do you get overwhelmed by your emotions? Do you wish you had more strategies to cope with challenging emotions? Emotions can be confusing, frightening, or overwhelming when we don’t have the skills to navigate them. To survive, some ofus have learned unhelpful methods to try and cope with our challenging emotions. This group (DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy) teaches helpful skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness to support you in effectively responding to your emotions. Join us to learn and practice new skills to begin to build more emotional resilience!

Facilitator: Cranford Burke
Day and Time: Mondays 1-2:30
Start/Stop Dates: September 11-November 20
Location: SHS 2nd Floor Counseling and Psychological Services

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This group is intended to support (undergraduate and graduate )international students to discuss the unique challenges that international students face. It provides a space to explore cross-cultural adjustment issues and how those impacts your daily life. It also provides an opportunity to connect with other students from around the world and to build friendships. The group will improve your coping skills, strengthen your connection with the international student  community and increase your knowledge of resources to make the most of your time here at UNCG. 

Facilitator: Claudio Caceres, MSW, LCSW (He-him)    

Day and Time:  Wednesdays Oct 4th, Oct 18th, Nov 1st, and Nov 15th @ 3:30pm – 4:45pm  

Start/Stop Dates:  Wednesday August 23rd/ Wednesday November 15th

Location:    SOEB 301    

This weekly group is open to all Latin-identified students, regardless of identities, nationality, or racial/ethnic background. A supportive atmosphere to make new connections, engage in fun activities and conversations around topics that are relevant to Latinx students. A willingness to engage and honor group members’ privacy are the only requirements to attend.  

Facilitator: Cecilia Gonzalez Barber, LCMHC-A   

Day and Time: Wednesdays, 3:45 -4:45 pm 

Start/Stop Dates: August 30th – November 15th, 2023  

Location: SHS  2nd Floor Counseling and Psychological Services 

This semester we will be reading is “At the Dark End of the Street: A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power” by Danielle L. McGuire. This book club will be dialogue based and focused on the importance of highlighting the voices that are often silenced in the political movements that have shaped the lives of many today. We will be discussing the contents of the book and the way these concepts have shaped our idea of violence and sexual harm. TW: The contents of this book may be difficult to discuss and contain themes of violence, sexual assault/rape, racism, and abuse. 

Open to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Facilitator:      Aysia Evans, M.Ed (She/Her) 

Day and Time:   Thursdays 3:30p-5:00p 

Start/Stop Dates:  September 28th – November 16th

Location:    In-person Student Health Services, Ground Floor in Room 015. Please email Aysia Evans for more info. Space is limited! 

Sista Talk is a  Support/discussion group for African American Women  to discuss shared experiences and provide support to one another around daily stressors, social justice issues, relationships and other topics of interest.  

Facilitator:     Lori Hinsley, Ph.D  

Day and Time:   Thursdays 3:30-4:45  

Start/Stop Dates:  September 21-November 16th 

Location:     In Person : Call 336-334-5874 for brief informational Pre- Screening.   

Engage in art-based activity for self-expression, stress reduction and emotional awareness. All art supplies are provided.  

Facilitator:     Kristin Norden, MSW, LCSW 

Day and Time:   Thursdays 3:00-4:30pm  

Start/Stop Dates: August 31st-November 30th   

Location:     Associated Campus Ministry Building Room 214   


Join us for a workshop series on ecotherapy! Together we will explore opportunities to enhance our wellbeing and connections with nature. During this three part workshop series, we will learn what Ecotherapy is and practice some tools to do it on our own. We will explore indoor and outdoor approaches (such as walking to a campus outdoors Natural space).  

We will offer a variety of nature based tools and techniques. No experience necessary! All are welcome as we look for ways to enhance our wellbeing and our connections as a community and as part of our natural ecosystem.  

Facilitator:  Nicole Forrisi LCMHC (She/Her),  Dr. Meredith Powers (She/Her)  

Day and Time:   September 11th, 18th, and 25th 2:30pm-4pm 

Start/Stop Dates: September 11th, 18th, and 25th   

Location:    SHS 015 Ground Floor  

This is a 1-hour-workshop offered 3 times in the semester. This workshop offers the opportunity to discover the power of vulnerability as the key to innovation, creativity, and personal growth; we will explore the ways to cultivate shame resilience to develop self-worth and authenticity. This workshop is based on the Shame-Resilience Theory (STR) and the work of Dr. Brené Brown.  

Facilitator:  Cecilia Gonzalez Barber, LCMHC-A    

Day and Time:  Tuesday September 26th at 1:00pm 

Location: Zoom 

 Date and Time: Thursday October 26th at 3:00pm      

 Location: Zoom  

Day and Time: Wednesday November 8th at 12:00 pm  

Location: Zoom  

This series of three workshops will provide both support and tools for managing and living well with bipolar disorder.   

Facilitator:   Randy Patterson   

Day and Time:   Fridays 12:15-1:30 

 #1 Date:  Updated 9/14/23 – Session #1 Cancelled for tomorrow: Friday, September 15 at 12:15 

 #2 Date:  Friday, September 29 at 12:15 

 #3 Dates:  Friday, October 27 at 12:15 

Location:      Counseling and Psychological Services 

SHS Room  224

This workshop series will offer a safe and supportive environment for the sharing the experience of grief. Several expressive art modalities will be used to explore the individual experience of grieving significant losses.  

Facilitator:     Jennifer Brown 

Day and Time:   Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 

Start/Stop Dates:  September 19th, October 17th, November 21st 

Location:       1st floor, SHS Room 158

 This workshop series will provide support and tools for managing  chronic illness while in college.  

Facilitator:    Kristin Norden  

Day and Time:   Fridays 2:30-3:45pm   

Start/Stop Dates: October 13th, October 20th & November 3rd    

Location:      Counseling & Psychological Services, 2nd floor Room 224 

This workshop series will help students identify what depressive symptoms look and feel like, learn new coping skills, and develop an ongoing plan to manage depression. 

Facilitator:     Thomas Zigo 

Day and Time:   Wednesdays 3pm – 4pm 

Start/Stop Dates:  October 25th, November 1st, November 8th  

Location:  Counseling & Psychological Services, SHS Room 224 

Let’s Talk

“Let’s Talk” is a drop-in service that offers informal, private consultation with a UNCG Counseling and Psychological Services counselor. 

Let’s Talk consultations are … 

  • FREE for UNCG students 
  • Offered first-come, first-served (no appointment necessary) 
  • Typically about 20-25 minutes in length 
  • Informal, and not a substitute for counseling 
  • Not appropriate for urgent concerns or mental health emergencies 

Let’s Talk is not a substitute for counseling and is not mental health treatment. Let’s Talk counselors can listen to specific problems, help explore solutions, and introduce you to what it’s like to speak with a member of our staff.  

If you are having an urgent concern or are in a crisis, please call 336-334-5874 or 911 or utilize one of these crisis resources (link to crisis resource list) 

Let’s Talk Drop-In Sites 

Office of Intercultural Engagement, EUC Suite 062 

Thursdays 3-4:30pm 

The Nursing and Instructional Building, Room 345

Mondays 11:30-1:30.

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2nd Floor, Gove Student Health Services

107 Gray Drive, Greensboro, NC 27412

PHONE: 336.334.5874

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