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 2017 Groups:

ADHD Group, TBD

The group will be focused on skill-building surrounding issues such as organization, planning, time management, procrastination, sustaining effort and focus, and cognitive restructuring of negative automatic thoughts that may interfere with students' work efforts and productivity.

Chilling Out: A CBT Approach for Anxiety, TBD

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.

Getting to Know You: A CBT Approach to Social Anxiety, Wednesdays, 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.

Getting a Grip: A CBT Approach for Depression, TBD

This skills-based group focuses on increasing your ability to manage symptoms, identify triggers, and increase coping strategies to manage depression.

Making Peace with Food, Wednesdays, 5:00-6:15pm or Thursdays, 3:00-4:15pm

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.

Difficult Family Relationships Group, Mondays, 3:00-4:00pm 

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. 

Developing Wise Mind: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30pm and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

This DBT-based skills training group will teach students how to regulate emotions with constructive coping skills.

Living with Loss, Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

This group helps students who may be feeling isolated in their grief. It provides a safe, supportive space to talk about death and loss with others who share similar experiences.

Identity and Society, TBD

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. 

Adulting: A Group for Graduating Seniors, Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm

This group offers NYU seniors support for the transition from college to their next step. 

International Students Group, Mondays, 2:00-3:00pm

Adjusting to NYU/NY can be hard. The International Students Group provides support to address everyday stress of adjusting to a new environment, discusses tools to help alleviate stress/anxiety with acculturation, and facilitates understanding new cultural norms.

Growth through Connection (Undergrads), Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

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. 

Recovery and Me, Tuesdays, TBD

This group is for students who are sober and seeking to bolster and maintain their recovery from substance abuse/dependence in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Choices and Change, Tuesdays, TBD

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. 

Female Identified Survivor Support and Empowerment, Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm and Thursdays 1:30-3:00pm

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.

Male Identified Survivor Support and Empowerment, Fridays, 3:00-4:30pm

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. 

 

To sign up for a group or obtain more information call the main counseling phone line at (212) 998-4780. During this call you will 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. 

Manhattan

Phone

(212) 998-4780

Brooklyn

Phone

(646) 997-3456