Group Counseling

Spring 2017 Group Offerings:

  • Grief and Loss Support Group - an on-campus support group for students who have experienced the death or lass of an immediate family member.  This group aims to support affected students in increasing their understanding of the grief process and healing.    
  • Understanding Self and Others - the group will provide a safe environment to better understand yourself and others.  Discover how to improve your communication style and navigate social challenges.  The group provides a great outlet for self-discovery and for learning how to participate in healthy interpersonal relationships.  
  • HEAL: Hope, Empower, Accept, Live - A support group of survivors of sexual violence.  The focus of the group will be on providing support to group members, normalizing experiences, and exploring ways of building positive self-esteem and healthy coping mechanisms.   
  • Anxiety Management Group - Anxiety looks and feels very different to people - and so whether you feel nervous in large crowds, can't sleep before an exam, worry about what others think of you, or experience panic during times of high stress, this group will provide a safe space in which to share your experience of anxiety.  Student will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety and practice ways to cope.
  • Beyond The Mirror - A supportive group for students to help increase self-esteem and develop a healthier relationship with food and weight.  This focused support group where students share common frustrations, needs and concerns, as well as provide each other support in developing healthier attitudes and feelings towards food and your body.
  • International Students Support Group - This group will provides a safe space for international students to explore the impact of their transition into the U.S. and MU, identify community resources, and examine the acculturation process.  The group will foster a sense of community while also exploring feelings of rejection, isolation, and frustration that may arise from being far away from home.

Please email us or call (703) 526-6861 for more information.

How Group Counseling Can Help

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 issues
  • 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

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


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.

Counseling Center

Berg Hall, Suite 1014
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207


(703) 526-6861
Fax: (703) 284-3816
Contact Us

Summer Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Regular Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Daily Walk-In Hours (summer excluded)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
Wednesdays: 10a.m - 12 p.m ; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m