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Group Counseling

As of Fall 2022, Shepherd University Counseling Services now offers Group Counseling opportunities!

Group counseling is another way of expanding our mental health offerings to students who share similar concerns, experiences, and are willing to participate with peers in self-improvement. Group is an opportunity to learn new skills, make suggestions and receive helpful feedback from other group participants, under the direction of a group leader.

Group leaders may be qualified mental health professionals, Counseling Services interns, peer leaders, fellow students, and more, who can share their unique expertise, facilitate group lessons, and ensure healthy boundaries around the group topic.

Group members are invited but not obligated to share their stories and experiences for the benefit of the group. Group leaders and members are expected to maintain confidentiality to promote an emotionally safe space to learn and grow.  Group counseling sessions should always be safe, respectful, and inclusive.

Group Counseling Opportunities

Please check out our Group Calendar to see when & where to join one of our group offerings! All groups are open to new members, except Depression & Anxiety (to join, see the group info below). We look forward to seeing you!

Mental Health Orientation

This group provides an introduction to mental health, available resources provided by Counseling Services, provide practical skills to identifying symptoms, developing coping strategies, and maximizing supports.

Depression & Anxiety Group

(By invitation from a counselor only. If interested, please complete a RamPulse to meet with a counselor.) This group focuses on education to increase understanding of these conditions, developing effective coping skills, and increasing support specific to Depression and Anxiety related symptoms.

Mindful Movement Group

This group will engage your mind and body in guided exercises to promote mindfulness inside and out. Mindfulness is known to reduce overall stress and improve quality of life.

Rams Recovery

This group meets monthly to promote the wellbeing of those who are in recovery from substance use or other addictions and their loved ones. The goal is to de-stigmatizing having addiction struggles, tools for active recovery, and support for concerned others.

Group Calendar