About Group Counseling
Types of Group Counseling
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.
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.
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 KFrantell@sa.utah.edu, for information about group location.
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.
Therapy, psychoeducational and interpersonal process groups
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.
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.
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.
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.