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. All groups at NYU are held weekly and led by counselors. For some students, joining a group is one of the most powerful and rewarding experiences they have during their NYU years.

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Sign Up for a Group

Students interested in group therapy will first need to schedule a brief 15-minute phone screening with a counselor. The counselor will ask you a few questions to make sure you are being referred to the most appropriate group. During this call, you will also be scheduled to meet 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.

To get started, call us at (212) 998-4780 to schedule a group screening. These can not be booked on the SHC portal.

Groups are available at no cost to all registered NYU students. Currently, students must reside in certain states to attend groups. Please reach out to Genny Cuocci ( if you have questions regarding this.

For Additional Information

For more information about the CWS Group Program or questions about joining groups, please contact Genny Cuocci LCSW, CASAC at (212) 992-5678 or

Summer 2023 Group Counseling

The following groups will be offered for the Summer 2023 semester. All groups are held virtually unless otherwise noted. Please call 212-998-4780 or email if you are interested in any of our groups.

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Eating Concerns

Making Peace with Food

Day/Time: TBD
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.

Substance Use

Choices and Change

Tuesdays, 2:30pm-3:15pm
This group provides a nonjudgmental opportunity for students to discuss concerns about their substance use, identify motivations and triggers, and consider making changes in behavior.


Male Identified Survivor Support and Empowerment

Fridays, 2pm-3pm
This group is designed to provide support to men-identified survivors of sexual violence in a safe, confidential and empathetic space. We will focus on developing ways to cope with trauma triggers, unpack ways to navigate current family/friendships/romantic relationships, discuss how to set healthy boundaries, and explore other topics of interest to the group.

Health and Wellness

Chronic Conditions

Fridays, 3:30pm-5pm
This group offers students ongoing clinical and peer support for managing chronic medical conditions (invisible or visible / diagnosed or undiagnosed). The group will explore and process combating isolation, ableism, Spoon Theory, Mind-Body Connection, perception of self/relationship to condition, processing grief, relationship to peers and challenges navigating resources. Join anytime during the semester.


Difficult Family Relationships Group

Mondays, 3:30pm-4:45pm
This group offers students support for managing difficult family relationships and the complicated dynamics that shape life with parents, siblings and extended family. Students will learn effective communication and boundary setting in this group, and explore the effects their family had upon their current self.

Living with Loss

Tuesdays, 12pm-1pm
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.

Graduate Student Support Group

Thursdays, 3pm-4:15pm
Graduate school can be a uniquely challenging time--networking, career planning, balancing academics with other life roles and responsibilities, and navigating relationships with advisors and classmates are just a few of the stressors graduate students typically experience. It is not uncommon to struggle with imposter syndrome and to feel isolated, stuck, and uncertain about dissertations and career trajectories. This group will provide a safe and confidential space for graduate students of any discipline to authentically share their experiences, connect with peers, and receive support and feedback from each other.

Dental and Nursing Students Support Group

Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm
This group provides students a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment to discuss various academic and clinical stressors related to dental and nursing school. Participate in a warm and confidential space throughout the semester to receive support regarding personal and professional issues.

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