Interacting with others can be a great way to learn and practice new ways of coping, thinking and engaging. Group counseling is an ideal fit for many students and may be for you. You’ll join 6 to 10 other Jaguars, along with counseling staff, to address specific areas of concern. Several types of groups are offered throughout the semester, often focusing on coping strategies, self-care, communication, social skills, and managing depression, anxiety, and/or stress. Group sessions typically last 60–90 minutes and are free of charge. Groups are offered in both telehealth and in-person formats. The availability of in-person services will be based on the public health situation.
If you are also using CAPS’ individual counseling services, let your counselor know if you are interested in a group. They will offer their recommendations and may schedule a pre-group meeting with the group leader.
Types of groups
Understanding Self and Others
Learn new ways of relating to others, share your experiences, express fears and concerns, and get support and feedback.
Cultivating Mindful Self-compassion
Learn to increase your capacity for self-compassionate responding to improve emotional well-being, build resilience, and cultivate more adaptive approaches to life challenges.
Here. Queer. Let’s Talk About It!
Meet with peers within the LGBTQ+ community for emotional support, discuss mental health concerns that impact you, and exchange helpful resources with others.
Mindfulness-based Art Therapy Space
Connect with peers and learn mindfulness meditation techniques through art.
Community Healing Space
Connect with others in a supportive environment, share your experiences, and explore mental health resources.
Learn the foundation of five different approaches to managing the stresses of life.
Mindfulness-based Stress Management
Learn about mindfulness and practice meditation techniques that can help reduce stress levels.