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Please Note: The UCC will only be providing remote group counseling services until further notice.


About Group Counseling

The UCC provides several options including support groups, group therapy, and workshops. Unlike individual counseling at the UCC, there is no limit to the number of times you can come to group.  These resources are ideal because they are free and because you can use them over the phone, with your computer, or through text. Moreover, these services were developed and are provided by highly trained and compassionate therapists.

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.

All the Feels: A BIPOC Student Support Group

Wednesdays from 12-1:30pm

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

*This group meets in-person.

Beyond Binaries

Thursdays from 2:30-4pm

A weekly support group for transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming folx.

Building a Community of Women in STEM

Mondays from 4-5pm

A space where women & femme-identified students can connect.

Building Resilience

A space for BIPOC to share oral histories, cultural practices, passions, foods, interests and art while exploring healing through community.

* Not currently offered

Chai & Chat*

Thursdays from 4-5pm

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.

Faith + Doubt

Tuesdays from 3-4:30pm

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

"Let's Talk": Drop-in Support Group

Fridays from 12-1pm

A space where students can drop- in for as needed support around social, academic, and life stress, and to learn about other supportive resources available to promote mental and emotional health and overall wellbeing.


learn more and register For a support group

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.

Don't Panic!  *

A psychoeducational and skills group for those suffering from panic attacks. Clients will learn about anxiety and panic and learn to change anxious thinking and face their fears.

* Offered Fall and Spring semesters only


Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm

Embody is a semester-long group for women and femmes who want to create a more peaceful and affirming relationship with their bodies. The group is feminist-oriented and trauma-informed. 

Graduate Student Self-Compassion Group

Mondays from 1:30-3pm

Self- compassion & meaningful connection with other graduate students experiencing imposterism or lack of belonging.

Growth Through Connection

Using mindfulness & attention to interpersonal dynamics, members foster personal growth & more authentic, satisfying relationships.

* Starting Fall semester

International Graduate Student Group

Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm

Participants provide social and emotional support for personal and academic success, acknowledging the unique challenges of being an International graduate student.

Loneliness and Connection

Mondays from 3-4:30pm

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

Men's Self-Compassion

Mondays from 3-4:30pm

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

Merging Paths of Wellness

Incorporating mindfulness and authenticity, members share support, strategies & information on diverse chronic mental health diagnoses they live with.

* Starting Fall semester

Reclaiming our Voices *

This is a 9- week closed group for female identified people who are survivors of interpersonal violence.

* Offered Fall and Spring semesters only

Skills Group

Thursdays from 1-2:30pm

Learn and practice coping skills for both short- term crisis and longterm growth, using practical strategies to improve well- being and relationships. Members must be in individual counseling.

The Space Between Us

Tuesdays from 10-11:30am

Cultivate more satisfying relationships by paying attention to relational patterns and cultural context.

Striving and Thriving in Grad School (Women/ Femme)

Thursdays from 10-11:30am

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

Surviving and Succeeding in Grad School (All gender)

Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm

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

Women's Self-Compassion

Wednesdays from 2-3:30pm

Nurture your self- compassion through mindfulness, self-exploration, and fostering community with other women and femmes.

Schedule your intake

Coping Skills-Based Workshops

Research and experience have shown that a practice of mindfulness and meditation has a number of helpful side effects, including relaxation, increased self-compassion, and increased focus.

Feel Better Now

Participants will learn a variety of effective and practical skills they can use to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression as well as the distress of these challenging times.

Mental Coaching for Success

This FREE workshop for undergraduate and graduate students is designed to help students gain practical skills to help with planning, organization, time management, focus, and avoiding procrastination.

Mindful Resilience

This is a FREE 4-week virtual workshop series that teaches strategies to help develop or strengthen resiliency, focusing on emotional intelligence, stress management, and radical self-love.

Mindful Work/Life Balance

The workshop is designed to introduce participants to mindful strategies for balancing work-life stress.  Come learn effective coping tools for navigating the responsibilities of different life roles as well as techniques for managing stress and anxiety.

Radical Self-Compassion for BIPOC Students

This is a FREE 2-day workshop series for U of U BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) graduate and undergraduate students.  Workshops will focus on using mindful self-compassion as a source of healing and resistance.

Register for mindfulness workshops

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 Gretchen Anstadt using the button below or by phone at 801-581-6826.

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Last Updated: 8/5/22