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Group Counseling

Group counseling is an especially useful approach for addressing many issues commonly experienced by college students. It is often the treatment of choice for people who identify difficulties in interpersonal relationships, social anxiety, stress, and low self esteem.

If you would like more information about joining a Counseling Service's group, please come to Walk-in Hours to speak with a counselor. If you already have a SHAC counselor, please speak with your current counselor about your options for group. A pregroup interview with group leaders is required for all groups.


Interpersonal Process Groups

  • Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30 PM
  • Fridays 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Friday 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Special Topic Groups (see descriptions below) 

  • Grief Recovery: Mondays 3:30-5:00 PM
  • Mixed Heritage: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm
  • Trans Support: Thursday 3:30-5:00pm 

Skills Groups (see descriptions below)

  • Focused Study Under Stress: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Get out of your Head: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 PM and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM 
  • Reducing Social Anxiety: Fridays 1:00-2:30 PM
  • Learning Disability/ADHD Assessment Informational Group  Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm 

Interpersonal Process Groups

Group therapy is an ideal setting where students can work on personal growth, develop insight about interpersonal relationship patterns, and receive support and feedback from peers. Process groups promote greaters self awareness, authenticity,a nd provide a safe environment in which to practice new behaviors. Groups are facilitated by two leaders and are offered throughout the year. A pre-group interview is required for participation. 

Grief Recovery Group

Grief is something we will all experience, whether from a death, end of a significant relationship or any number of other losses. In this group you will receive information on what to expect as you grieve and learn about healthy ways to cope. 

Mixed-Heritage Group

A group for biracial and multiracial students. students in interracial relationships, and student-parents of mixed race children. This group aims to decrease identity, confusion, increase self-esteem and awareness around identity development and explore healthy coping skills when faced with racisim and discrimination. 

Trans Support Group

A group for students who identify with trans; including genderqueer, gender nonconforming, agender, bigender, pangender, two-spirit, and questioning.

Focused Study Under Stress Group

Group and individualized coaching on How to Focus and Be Productive Even When Life Is Overwhelming. You will Identify strategies that work for you and overcome roadblocks that keep you from putting them into practice. Finally, you will meet with one of three co-leaders to create an individualized plan.

  • Improve concentration
  • Reduce procrastination 
  • Calm anxiety, fear of failure, and “I just don’t feel like it”

(To establish good habits, at least 3-6 sessions are recommended).  

Get Out of Your Head Group

This group offers an opportunity to increase your comfort and skill at connecting with others through knowledge and practice.  There is an emphasis on mindfulness, reducing anxiety and shame as you participate at your own pace.


Reducing Social Anxiety Group

You are not alone. This group offers an opportunity to increase your comfort and skill in connecting with others through both knowledge and practice. There is an emphasis on mindfulness, reducing anxiety and shame, and participating at your own pace.

ADHD and Learning Disability Information Meetings

A one-tinme meeting to learn about SHAC's services for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and learning disorders. Includes a brief individual consultation. Call 503.-725-2800 to schedule.