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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 3:00-4:30pm (in person - SSB)

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

Healing Connections 

Tuesdays 3-4:30pm (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 1:00-2:30pm (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.

All the Feels: BIPOC Student Support Group

Thursdays from 12-1pm (in person, Union Bldg, Rm 293)

A group for all gender BIPOC students to drop- in and foster community and gain support from other BIPOC students.


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.

Chronic Illness

Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm (virtual)

Provides support to those experiencing chronic or long-term illnesses. A formal diagnosis for your condition is not required.

Chai & Chat

Wednesdays from 4-5pm (virtual)

A support group to provide a safe space for international students to share their experiences and discuss difficulty, challenges and amusement.

Only offered to international students.

Men of Color Support Group

Thursdays from 11am-12pm (in person - SSB Room342)

A space for men of color that feel isolated, disconnect to the university, are questioning academic abilities, and have difficutly expressing or showing emotions. 

*This is an in- person group. Register for more information.



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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

Mondays from 1-2:30pm (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 3-4:30pm (in person-SSB)

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


To Be So Lonely

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

Explore concerns, clarify values & consider cultural factors in maximizing well- being by deepening interpersonal connection.


Women & Femme Self-Compassion

Wednesdays from 2-3:30pm (in person - SSB)

Nurture your self- compassion through mindfulness, self-exploration, and fostering community with other women and femmes. This group explores self- critical thinking, self- esteem, sociocultural identities and socialized expectations and norms.


Reclaiming our Voices 

Wednesdays from 2-3:30pm (in person - SSB)

This is a 9- week closed group for female identified people who are survivors of interpersonal violence. This is a structured group providing psychoeducation on trauma and trauma responses, managing symptoms, and processing socialization and narrative sharing. Offered during fall and spring semester.

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. 


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.

Understanding Self and Others  

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

Participants learn about themselves and how to relate with others in order to build more satisfying relationships in your life. The group offers support, encouragement and feedback from others in a safe environment. 

Skills Group

Thursdays from 1-2:30pm (virtual)

This is a psychoeducational group in which participants learn and practice coping skills for both short- term crisis and longterm growth, using practical strategies to improve well- being and relationships. 


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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: 2/6/24