Group Counseling

Group counseling is an exciting way to experience personal growth through enriching interpersonal connections with fellow students. You can expect to receive and provide feedback and support to others and strengthen your relationship-building skills. Additionally, group has been shown to be an effective form of treatment for anxiety, depression, and many other mental health concerns.

While verbal participation is not required during group, students generally find that they get out of group what they put into it, and we encourage students to participate at their own pace. Over time, group members are encouraged to push themselves into trying new behaviors and ways of thinking. In this way, we see group counseling as a “laboratory” to experiment with new ways of being in the world and with others.

Groups generally run about an hour and fifteen minutes, include between 4 and 8 students at any given time, and are co-led by two mental health professionals.

To join a group, students first need to receive an Initial Appointment, at which time they can speak with their counselor about their interest in one of our groups.

Fall 2016 Groups:

         Summerville Campus: 
         Understanding Self & Others Group for Undergraduate Students           
         Time: Thursdays, 1pm to 2pm
         Co-led by Dr. Mark F. Patishnock, Director, Licensed Psychologist & Elizabeth Humphrey, M.A., Counselor.

         Health Sciences Campus:                   
         Understanding Self & Others Group for Graduate and Professional Students          
         Time: Fridays, Noon to 1pm          
         Co-led by Brittany Bing, M.A., Licensed Associate Professional Counselor & Dr. Elena Petrova, Licensed Psychologist