Counseling Center

Forest Trail

Group Counseling

General Information about Groups

Each semester the Counseling Center sponsors several structured, support or process groups. Typical groups consist of 4 - 10 students along with a staff facilitator that meet for approximately 1.5 hours once a week. Before joining a group, students will have an opportunity to visit individually with the group leader(s).

Groups offer a helpful alternative or supplement to individual counseling by encouraging participants to interact with others who have similar concerns. Groups are ideally suited for addressing interpersonal concerns and provide an effective environment to learn new skills and strategies.

Members often realize that they are not alone in their difficulty and may receive support and feedback from others. Group leaders may provide information to help address members' concerns and facilitate a process where group members can learn from each other.

Groups are designed to be a confidential and a safe place where members can learn and experiment with different behaviors (e.g. interpersonal interactions, relaxation techniques, thought changing techniques, and coping strategies, etc.)

How do I join a group?

If you are already receiving services at the Counseling Center, inform your counselor that you are interested in joining in a group. If you are not currently receiving services at the Counseling Center, come to the center located on the second floor of DePaolo Hall to complete the paperwork indicating your interest in joining a group. After completing this paperwork, an appointment will be scheduled for you to visit with a counselor so that you can discuss your interest in joining a group.

Additional Information

For additional information, contact the Counseling Center at 910-962-3746 or come by the center, located on the second floor of DePaolo Hall. The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

Groups Offered


Me, Myself, and Us, (Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:15pm)
Gain support and hear how others manage challenging situations.  Group will focus on how problems in your life influence day-to-day activities and relationships. 

Thriving with Amxoetu, (TBD)
Learn to live with anxiety and thrive!  Your will learn about:  your anxiety and how trying to control anxiety can keep you stuck; finding your values; and making choices based on your values. 

Modern Family (Wednesdays, 2pm - 3pm)

Struggles with families is an inevitable part of everyone's life.  In this group, you will talk about difficulties with family members and better understand the impact of family dynamics on your well-being while providing a place to practice new relational strategies. 

For more information please come by DePaolo Hall second floor, Room 2079, or call (910) 962-3746.