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 mid-September unless otherwise noted.

Fall Semester 2017 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 12:30pm-1:45pm

    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!

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

  • 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 2:00pm-3:15pm

  • 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-4:15pm

  • The group will incorporate a combination of guided breathing exercises, meditations, relaxation exercises and basic yoga postures to assist in the healing process of depression and anxiety. This group is a wonderful compliment to individual psychotherapy by adding to you toolbox of skills. The group does not require any meditation and/or yoga experience and will be offered in a welcoming environment.

    Kennesaw Campus Thursdays from 2:00pm-3:15pm (starting October)

  • 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

  • A 4-week psychoeducational and experiential group for survivors of trauma. It will focus on helping participants create stability and safety by discussing common reactions to trauma and learning effective coping techniques. Participants will be able to identify their current coping level and move towards developing resiliency in response to trauma. Participants will not be required to disclose the details of traumatic event for the purpose of group. Meditation and relaxation strategies will also be utilized.

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