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.

Group Sessions

  • 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 improved higher quality of life.

    Kennesaw Campus, Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:15pm
    Kennesaw Campus, Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:15pm
    Marietta Campus, Thursdays, 3:00pm-4:15pm
  • 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, Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45pm

  • Group members will learn mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. This DBT Skills Group is structured to teach healthy coping skills to persons struggling with emotions, relationships, and/or impulsivity. 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. 

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

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

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

  • Do you want to SHOW UP, BE SEEN and LIVE BRAVE? Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, LMSW, The Daring WayTM curriculum is a 12-week group that will cover topics including values, trust, vulnerability, self-compassion, empathy, connection, shame, courage and gratitude. This group is facilitated by a Certified Daring WayTM Facilitator- Candidate.

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

  • This 6-week group is intended to assist an individual in healing, emotional growth and transformation through an array of art forms. Open forum to express emotions and share your experience of your creation. No art experience is needed and/or required. Art supplies will be provided. 

    Kennesaw Campus, Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:30am

  • A 12-week psychoeducational and experiential group for survivors of physical and emotional trauma. It will focus on helping participants create stability and safety by discussing common reactions to trauma and learning effective coping techniques. Expressive arts, meditation, and relaxation strategies will also be utilized.

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

  • Do you have trouble controlling your stressful thoughts? Are you nervous in social situations? Do you often feel judged?  These are common feelings here at KSU. This group will let you work with others to address anxious thoughts in a nonjudgmental environment. Don't let anxiety manage you, learn how to manage anxiety.

    Marietta Campus, Mondays, 2:00pm-3:00pm

  • An empowering and supportive group for Black female-identified students. The weekly group seeks to provide a safe space in which students can explore issues such as anxiety/stress, depression, relationships, and other mental health concerns. The goal is to enhance self-care, foster empowerment, and learn ways to navigate invisibility.

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

  • SPECTRUM is a support group for students who are on the Autism Spectrum and students who identify as neurodiverse. The group fosters opportunities for peer engagement, identity-development, and skill-building (i.e. social, academic and life skills) while navigating college.

    Kennesaw Campus, Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm
    Marietta Campus, Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • 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. This is a place to share your feelings and experiences and speak with others who are going through similar life challenges.

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

  • Taking Pride in who you are! 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, 3:30pm-4:45pm

  • A therapeutic yoga class, hosted in partnership with the Department of Sports and Recreation, that is designed to promote holistic well-being 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.

    Kennesaw Campus
    Student Recreation and Activities Center, AR3
    Fridays, 11:15am-12:05pm

Campus Support Groups

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) and the Office of Victim Services (OVS) are collaborating this semester to offer a support group for survivors of sexual violence and/or dating violence. Come feel at home with other survivors. The support group will be a safe space to share your story, experiences, and hopes. The group will include activities to promote coping, healing and empowerment.

    Snacks will be provided!

    Contact the Office of Victim Services at or call (470) 578-4257 for more information.                     

    Group Dates: 
    Tuesday, September 17th
    Tuesday, October 15th
    Tuesday, November 12th
    Group Time:  5:00pm-6:00pm
    Group Location:  University Village 6137 

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  • This ongoing monthly support group is open to LGBTIQ students. It provides a safe open space to share, discuss, support, and learn from one another.

    September 26 at 1:00pm
    October 31 at 1:00pm
    November 21 at 1:00pm

    Location:  LGBTQ Conference Room

    Visit OwlLife for more information. 

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