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Group Counseling

Group counseling is an effective way to receive information, support, and assistance regarding many issues of concern to students, such as:
 
  • Managing relationship issues
  • Managing family issue
  • Making friends
  • Stress management and coping skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Eating concerns and body image
  • Grief and loss
  • Adjusting to college life
    Identity issues
 For additional information regarding group counseling, please see the following:

Is group therapy right for me? 
Common myths and misperceptions about group therapy

The Counseling Center offers various counseling groups, psycho-educational groups, and support groups during the fall and spring semesters. Contact the Center at (703) 526-6861 or visit our Facebook Page for more information regarding group offerings.

Participation
If a student is already receiving individual counseling at the Counseling Center, the student should speak with his or her counselor to discuss group counseling opportunities. A student who is not currently receiving individual counseling from the Counseling Center should contact the Center at (703) 526-6861 and inform the receptionist about his or her interest in group counseling. In both cases, an initial, one-on-one appointment will be scheduled with a group leader before referral to group counseling.