Group Counseling

Group therapy provides a safe and confidential place to explore concerns around various issues. Talking to other students who have had similar experiences offers support, healing, and perspective. Groups typically consist of 6-8 students meeting weekly.  All groups at NYU are led by trained therapists. For some students, attending a group is one of the most powerful and rewarding experiences they have during their NYU years.

NYU Students have the extraordinary opportunity to participate in groups on a variety of topics.  Please see the full list of groups with descriptions below.

To sign up for a group or obtain more information call the main counseling phone line at (212) 998-4780.  During this call you can be scheduled for a brief 20 minute meeting with the group facilitator to learn more about the group, have any questions answered, and collaboratively decide if the group is a good fit for you. Groups are available at no cost to all registered NYU students.

Fall 2016 Group Schedule

MONDAYS

Understanding Self and Others (Grads), 4:30-6:00
This group is appropriate for graduate students who are dissatisfied with their social lives.

Difficult Family Relationships Group, 6:00-7:00
This group offers students support for managing difficult family relationships.  For example, this could include student with parents who are constantly calling or texting or parents who may have a mental health condition.

Identity and Self, 6:00-7:00
This is a safe space for students to think about and examine various aspects of their identity and intersections of identities. Students will have the opportunity to explore their reactions to current events or personal life experiences.

Choices and Change, 6:00-7:30
This group provides a nonjudgmental opportunity for students to discuss concerns about their substance use, identify motivations and triggers, and consider making changes in their behavior.

TUESDAYS

Gender Non-Conforming & Transgender Process Group, 5:00-6:30 New Group
This group provides a safe space for students to discuss their personal experience as they related to gender identity.

Developing Wise Mind: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, 3:00-4:30
This skills training group will teach students how to regulate emotions with constructive coping skills

Survivor Support and Empowerment, 5:00–6:30
This support group provides a safe space for students who are survivors of sexual assault. The group aids in coping with the impacts of sexual trauma on day-to-day life.

Behavioral Interventions for Students with ADHD, 6:00-7:30
The group will be focused on skill-building surrounding issues such as organization, planning, time management, procrastination, and sustaining effort and focus.

Cannabis Harm Reduction Support Group, 7:00-8:00
The group is designed to help students explore their cannabis(marijuana) use in a supportive, nonjudgmental environment using a harm-reduction approach. The group is a good fit for students who are curious about their relationship with cannabis, are considering making changes, or would like support around decreasing or eliminating  use.

WEDNESDAYS

Chilling Out: A CBT Approach for Anxiety, 2:00 - 3:00
This skill-based therapy group helps those who have anxiety problems, such as panic attacks, general worrying, or out-of-control thoughts. Participants will be able to share their current stressors as well as learn techniques to face their everyday anxiety.

CBT for Depression 4:00-5:00
This skills-based therapy group focuses on increasing your ability to manage symptoms, identify triggers, and increase coping strategies to manage depression via lectures, handouts, and skill-based homework assignments. 

Getting to Know You: A CBT Approach to Social Anxiety, 4:00-5:00PM
This group is for people who have severe anxiety in social situations, such as speaking in public, going on job interviews, or asking someone for a date. The group uses proven techniques to help you feel more comfortable in these situations.

Making Peace with Food, 5:00-6:15
Do you obsess about your weight and shape? Never feel thin enough? Spend too much time thinking about what you will, or won't, eat next? This group is for students with eating problems who want to explore, understand and change these frustrating ways of coping.

Developing Wise Mind: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, 6:00-7:30
This skills training group will teach students how to regulate emotions with constructive coping skills

Living with Loss, 6:00-7:00
This group helps students who may be feeling isolated in their grief, providing a safe, supportive space to talk about death and loss with others who share similar experiences, and helping students with the rebuilding of new relationships.

Living at your Best with Chronic Conditions, 6:30-8:00
This group offers students support for managing chronic medical conditions (invisible or visible) by assisting with symptom management via mindfulness/self-hypnosis techniques, self-advocacy, self-care and relaxation skills, and tools for managing exacerbations

Beginnings and Endings: a group for graduating seniors, 7:00-8:00
This group offers students support for transition from the college to next steps.

THURSDAYS    

Survivor Support and Empowerment, 1:30–3:00
This support group provides a safe space for students who are survivors of sexual assault. The group aids in coping with the impacts of sexual trauma on day-to-day life.

Making Peace with Food, 3:00-4:15
Do you obsess about your weight and shape? Never feel thin enough? Spend too much time thinking about what you will, or won't, eat next? This group is for students with eating problems who want to explore, understand and change these frustrating ways of coping.

Growth through Connection (Undergrads), 6:00-7:30
This group is appropriate for undergrads who are dissatisfied with their social lives, often because they have difficulty initiating relationships (acquaintances, friendships or romantic relationships) or have difficulty achieving the quality of relationships they would like with other people.