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About Group Counseling

The UCC provides several options, including support groups, therapy groups, and psychoeducational groupss. Unlike individual counseling at the UCC, there is no limit to the number of times you can come to group.  These services were developed and are provided by highly trained and compassionate therapists. Moreover, these resources are free and and easily accessible, either in person or from your computer or phone. 

Types of Group Counseling

Support groups

Support groups provide an atmosphere conducive to sharing your concerns with others whose lives are impacted by similar issues. The focus is on providing a space for validation, encouragement, and mutual understanding. Support groups do not emphasize dynamics occurring between members, nor do they emphasize change. 

Faith + Doubt

Mondays from 3:00-4:00pm (in person - SSB)

Provides support to those who are exploring and/or questioning their spiritual/religious/philosophical take on life.

Healing Connections 

Tuesdays 2-3:30pm (virtual)

This is a group for students who mourn the death of a loved one. It provides a safe space and a supportive community where participants can express and process grief reactions, and examine how the loss changes them and their life.


Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm (virtual)

This is an LGBTQIA+ support group open to anyone under the queer umbrella, aiming to empower, support and build community so that no one feels alone or unseen in their various identities.

First Generation Student Support Group

Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00pm (in person, Student Services Bldg.)

An all-gender weekly group to gain support, engage in discussion about relevant topics, and foster community connection.


Beyond Binaries

Thursdays from 2:30-4pm (in-person)

A weekly support group for transgender, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and gender-queer folx to safely explore identity & create a supportive community.

* Email the group facilitator, Keri Frantell, at, for information about group location.


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Therapy, psychoeducational and interpersonal process groups

These types of groups go beyond providing a space for sharing feedback and support. They allow participants to gain multiple perspectives, practice skills, try out new behaviors, and learn how to have more satisfying relationships. Interpersonal dynamics occurring between members may be emphasized, often leading to enhanced personal growth.

Graduate Student Self-Compassion Group

Tuesdays from 2:00-3:30pm (virtual)

The group fosters self- compassion & meaningful connection with other graduate students experiencing imposterism or lack of belonging. Students also discuss themes of loneliness and isolation in their programs and from others given their program demands.


Loneliness and Connection

Mondays from 3-4:30pm (in person, SSB)

An interpersonal process group where members explore concerns, clarify values & consider cultural factors in deepening interpersonal connection.


Men's Self-Compassion

Mondays from 3-4:30pm (in person - SSB)

Men jointly explore masculinity & vulnerability through mindfulness & compassion instead of self-criticism, guilt & shame.

BIPOC Graduate Student Group

Tuesdays from 10:00-11:30am (in person-SSB)

An all gender weekly group to gain support, engage in discussion about relevant topics, and foster community connection.


Dungeons and Dragons

Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm (in person - SSB)

Participants address interpersonal goals such as making connections, building trust, and deepening relationships while playing the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons.


Mindful Pathways: Navigating Anxiety Together

Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm (in person - SSB)

This group offers a supportive environment where members learn evidence-based techniques to manage anxiety effectively. Through skill-based sessions and peer support, participants gain practical tools to navigate life's challenges with greater confidence and resilience..



Wednesdays, from 4:00-5:30pm (in person - SSB)

Group explores who we are in relationships, and addresses chronic interpersonal stress caused by people pleasing, relationship anxiety and co-dependency.

Surviving and Succeeding in Grad School (All gender)

Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm (virtual)

Participants from various disciplines provide social & emotional support for achievement of personal & academic goals. 

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Additional Resources

If you have a smartphone, there are also various apps you can install.  You can also connect with a Crisis Counselor at any time to receive free 24/7 support: Text HOME to 741741 (US and Canada)



For general questions about group services, please contact Claudia Navarro by phone at 801-581-6826 or click the button below to send an email.

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Last Updated: 5/3/24