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Group Therapy

Ongoing group therapy provides a caring context in which you can talk confidentially with other students who share your concerns or experiences. A group can be a wonderful source of feedback, support, good humor, and creative ideas for how to cope with personal or interpersonal challenges. Therapy groups are confidential and are led by Counseling Center clinicians.

If you are interested in participating in a psychotherapy group, please contact the Counseling Center to schedule an Initial Consultation appointment. During that appointment, please share your interest in group. Unless noted, students are required to attend an Initial Consultation and pre-group meeting before attending an ongoing therapy group. These meetings help to determine if the group of interest is a good fit for you at the time. If you have ideas for an additional group that would interest you, please let us know!

 

Groups Offered Therapy Groups

These are the Summer 2021 Group offerings. Groups are available for students physically located in DC, MD, and VA. All Groups will be held virtually.

Understanding Self & Others: Insight-Oriented Process Groups
Do you want to express yourself better in relationships? Do you want to build stronger and more meaningful relationships? Do you feel anxious, lonely, or isolated in the midst of so many people? Do you want to make changes but are not sure how to do so? These are common experiences for many students. This group is designed to create a safe environment for students to better understand who they are, explore relationship patterns, and try different ways of relating with other people all within a safe and confidential setting. Possible topics of discussion can include trust, intimacy, anxiety, anger, sadness, and isolation.

Group 1 (General Group): Tuesdays, 3:00-4:15 pm
(Facilitators: Robert Ortega, M.A. and Nick Tailsman, M.A.)

Group 2 (Graduate Student Group): Fridays, 3:00-4:15 pm 
(Facilitators: Mariam Gregorian, M.A. and Joy Hunter, M.A.)

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Is Group Therapy Right for Me?

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