Group Counseling

Group therapy is a powerful tool for growth and change. The power of process groups lies in the unique opportunity to receive multiple perspectives, support, encouragement and feedback from other individuals in a safe and confidential environment. These interpersonal interactions can provide group members an opportunity to deepen their level of self-awareness and learn how they relate to others. It is often the treatment of choice for anxiety and depression.

Summer 2016 Counseling Groups

Life Hacks  - 3 week group

This group is intended to support students in developing skills and strategies for managing stress, anxiety and depression.

Different themes each week:

  • Self-care
  • Managing challenging thoughts
  • Skills for tolerating distressing situations

June 7-21 Tuesdays at noon for one hour
July 12-26  Tuesdays at noon for one hour

Spring 2016 Counseling Groups

Interpersonal Process Groups:
Monday 3:00-4:30pm         
Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm   
Thursday 11:45am-1:15pm   

Stress Less: Live More!
Are you feeling overwhelmed and finding it difficult to do the things that matter to you? In this 5 week group, we will learn skills that can be helpful for getting through life’s ups and downs.
Date/Time Tuesdays 3-4pm

What UST students are saying about their group experience:   

I would recommend group counseling to a friend:    88% said they agree or strongly agree. 9% neutral. Only 3% said disagree.


What aspects of the group experience were the most helpful to you?

Being able to provide help and also get help for my issues


Being honest and somewhat held accountable for it pushed me toward really trying to change.


Knowing differences between people developed empathy in me


I just enjoyed being able to communicate with others that were going through similar situations as I was.


Being able to share things that I never get to share is very relieving and builds confidence for me to share outside of group


The feedback from the group as well as hearing other people's stories. Both really helped me to figure out how I can handle situations better






Please comment on anything you wish you had known about group before you entered the group?

Nothing. Part of the experience was not knowing what to expect

How fulfilling it would be to be honest and vulnerable but also very challenging, and emotionally overwhelming

How unstructured it is.



If you have ever used counseling other than group counseling, please describe any unique benefits of the group counseling experience.

I received feedback and support from my peers, others students who struggle or have struggled with what I'm going through. It reminds me I'm not alone

I have social anxiety and it's good to talk about that in individual counseling, but in group you get hands on experience to work on it with others.

Group helped me feel more connected and valued.

Group challenged me to interact with others in a really vulnerable way. This made it easier for me to then go be with others because if I could do this difficult things, I could do that comparatively easy one.

Social confidence. Practice sharing feelings

Helps you appreciate others' experiences and lives

Links to helpful information about Group Counseling and how to get the most out of your group experience:

  Contact Counseling and Psychological Services, or speak with your counselor, regarding your interest in any of these groups!

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