Group Counseling

Spring 2019 Group Offerings:

  • General Concerns Group (main campus): This group will provide a safe environment to work on any problem and learn about about yourself and other people. It may be helpful to anyone who is curious about their interpersonal patterns, feels dissatisfied with their current relationships but can't seem to change them, or has difficulty managing important interpersonal dynamics, such as introductions, communication, trust, intimacy, or assertiveness.  The group provides a great outlet for self-discovery and for learning how to participate in healthy interpersonal relationships.
  • General Concerns Group for Graduate Students (Ballston campus) This group is similar to the General Concerns Group, yet is for graduate students only.
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

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


If a student is already receiving individual counseling at SCS, the student should speak with his or her counselor to discuss group counseling opportunities. A student who is not currently receiving individual counseling should contact SCS (703) 526-6861 and inform support staff about their 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.