Group Therapy

Please note that all of our groups are being offered virtually in Summer of 2022. 

Group therapy provides students with an opportunity to connect with and receive support from other students who are experiencing similar concerns. It is an effective way to learn from others and build strategies to navigate personal challenges and difficult emotions. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a range of groups to support students, including general therapy groups, structured groups, and identity-based groups. We invite you to review our current offerings and consider which group may be a good fit for you!

If you are interested in participating in a group or learning more about the options, please contact our office. Prior to joining a group, you will participate in an Initial Consultation during which you can discuss your interest and learn more about the available options.

We will begin to discuss group therapy options with students at the start of the semester, and our groups will remain available for students to join until they are full. Please note that our groups are currently being offered virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summer 2022 Group Therapy Schedule

Live Your Life

Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm

Phil Eiseman and Allison Funk

The Live Your Life Group is a weekly group devoted to helping students encounter depression and anxiety (and related issues) differently in the pursuit of living a full and meaningful life. The weekly group sessions will be comprised of short educational components, group discussions, and experiential exercises. There are also LIFE exercises (LIFE stands for Living In Full Experience) to complete in between group meetings to help you apply what you are learning to your everyday life. Come join us to learn how to welcome all of your internal experiences (thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and memories), even when they are uncomfortable, in order to live your life in a way that is meaningful to you.

Understanding Self and Others (USO) for Graduate Students

Thursdays, 1-2:30pm

Shereen Ayoubi and Keshani Perera

USO for Graduate Students is designed to help graduate students explore issues and dynamics that are affecting their personal lives. Specific areas of focus are generally determined by group members and may include relationships, intimacy, boundaries, communication, and self-awareness. This group also provides an opportunity for members to practice new ways of behaving within a safe and encouraging environment where they can receive and provide feedback and support.