Group Counseling

Group counseling provides a safe and effective environment where you can learn about yourself and how you function in relationships. Groups allow you to both give and receive feedback from others who are experiencing similar issues. Groups are led by a clinical staff member and typically have 5-8 members.

To join a group, a few steps are needed. Initially each potential group member must have an Initial Consultation with a CPS counselor. After that meeting the potential member must briefly meet with the group leader to determine if the group is a best fit for the student's needs.

Most groups will start Early February unless otherwise noted.

Spring Semester 2018 Groups are listed below.

  • Do you want to learn more about yourself and improve your ability to form and maintain relationships?  Common themes discussed include adjusting to college, managing stress, and family improving relationships with family, friends, or partners. In addition to improved interpersonal relationships, people who participate in this group frequently report improved mood, increased self -esteem, decreased anxiety, and overall better functioning.

    Kennesaw Campus  Mondays from 3:30pm-4:45pm

    Kennesaw Campus  Thursdays from 2:00pm-3:15pm

    Marietta Campus Thursdays from 2:00pm-3:15pm

  • Do you often feel judged? Are you nervous in social situations like attending class and eating in the commons? These are common feelings here at KSU. This group will let you work with others and learn how to share your experiences in a nonjudgmental environment. You know the “real” you and we want to help show that to others!

    Kennesaw Campus  Wednesdays from 2:00pm-3:15pm

    Marietta Campus  Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:45pm

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based practice that has been proved to be effective in reducing emotional distress and suffering and has found to be helpful in treating personality, mood, and anxiety disorders. This DBT Skills Group is structured to teach healthy coping skills to persons struggling with emotions, relationships, and/or impulsivity. Group members will learn mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. 

    Kennesaw Campus Mondays from 12:30pm-1:45pm

  • This group is designed to help those on the Autism Spectrum explore key skills to improve your academic career, relationships, and identity. We will also focus on how to better navigate college life with managing your behaviors.

    Kennesaw Campus Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:45pm

  • A therapeutic group designed to relieve stress through an intentional self-care practice. Participants will engage in restorative yoga practices, including breath techniques, postures and meditation. This group cultivates holistic wellbeing by fostering a mind-body connection and supporting the development of stress management skills.

    5 week group beginning 2/1/2018

    Kennesaw Campus Thursdays from 10:30am-11:30am

  • Feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed?  Learn to relax and feel better through practicing mindfulness and meditative drumming.  Instruments are provided and no musical experience is required.

    Kennesaw Campus  Wednesdays from 12:00pm-1:15pm

  • This ongoing weekly process group is open to LGBTIQ and Sexual or Gender Identity Questioning students. It provides a safe open space to share, discuss, support, and learn from one another.

    Kennesaw Campus Tuesdays from 3:30pm-4:45pm

  • This group is intended to be a confidential venue within which students can discuss their disordered eating and severe body image issues, obtain support and encouragement from others, and to learn how to recover and be healthier.  Students already in recovery yet looking for additional support in their journey or those who desire recovery but are struggling to achieve it are welcomed.

    Kennesaw Campus  Tuesdays 2:00pm-3:15pm

  • Depression and anxiety are two of the most common issues experienced among college students.  This group is designed to help students learn to reduce and manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression through a variety of tips and techniques.

    This is a 4-week group beginning Feb 8th and March 8th. 

    Kennesaw Campus Thursdays 3:30pm-4:45pm