Group Counseling

Through weekly discussions, group counseling provides a safe space to focus on how problems in your life influence day-to-day activities and 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. Visit our office during Let’s Hoot hours for an initial consultation. Once you have had your initial consultation, potential group members will be scheduled to briefly meet with the group leader to determine if the group is a best fit for the student's needs.

If you are a continuing client of CPS, talk to your counselor on your next appointment about joining a group.

 SPRING Semester 2019 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 setting boundaries, communicating needs, and 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, Tuesdays 2:00pm-3:15pm 

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

    Marietta Campus, Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:15pm 

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based practice that has been proven 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 3:30pm-4:45pm

  • 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 2:00pm-3:15pm

    Kennesaw Campus, Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a relatively new, widely studied form of therapy which helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, self-defeating behaviors, and/or anything else that causes you problems.  The aim of ACT is to limit the ways these run your life, so you can pursue a full and meaningful life.

    Kennesaw Campus, Tuesdays 11:00am-12:15pm

  • 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

  • Our Stress Management group will teach you basic skills to manage stress and anxiety. Learn CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) techniques so that you can learn how to cope with anxiety, learn better sleep hygiene, and begin to control the thought processes that lead to anxiety. Learn to relax!

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

  • 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. Frequent topics include coming out, family conflict, religious conflict, dating and finding community.

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

  • TransSupport is a group developed for transgender, gender fluid and nonbinary identifying persons. Issues of isolation, coming out, transitioning, relationships, family conflict and conflict with the LGBT community will be addressed. If you or anyone you know identify in these groups, this is the place to share your feelings and experiences and speak with others who are going through similar life challenges.

    Kennesaw Campus, Fridays 2:00pm-3:15pm

  • PTGG: A 6-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.  Expressive arts, meditation, and relaxation strategies will also be utilized.

    Kennesaw Campus, Mondays 2:00pm-3:15pm 

  • Mindfulness skills for anxiety will meet for 6 weeks and will consist of developing a meditation practice to begin easing the symptoms of anxiety. No meditation experience is required. The group will provide psycho-education about anxiety, guided breathing techniques, relaxation exercises, guided meditations and tools to incorporate presence and gratitude into your daily life. The group is a wonderful adjunct to therapy and has no religious correlation.

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

  • 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. 

    Students interested in attending group may speak with their counselor or email our case manager at 

    Marietta Campus, Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm

    Kennesaw Campus, Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm

  • A therapeutic yoga class, hosted in partnership with the Department of Sports and Recreation, that is designed to promote holistic wellbeing by cultivating an intentional self-care practice and developing the mind-body connection. Participants will engage in restorative yoga practices, including breath techniques, postures and meditation.

    This is an OPEN group and an initial consultation is NOT required.

    Kennesaw Campus Student Recreation and Activities Center AR3

    Fridays 11:15am-12:05pm

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