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.
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 (email@example.com) if you have questions regarding this.
Fall 2023 Group Counseling
The following groups will be offered for the Fall 2023 semester. All groups are held virtually unless otherwise noted. Please call 212-998-4780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of our groups.
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This group covers executive functioning skills that are intended to support students in managing a variety of common concerns related to ADHD symptoms, including time management and organization of tasks, procrastination, perfectionism, and approaching tasks that are more tedious or time-consuming. In addition to being skills-based, this group offers a process-oriented space for students to share their experiences and receive support from other group members.
Academic Success for Tandon/Brooklyn Based Students
Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm - IN PERSON
This group is focused on enhancing one’s understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how it impacts one’s school performance. Furthermore, this group provides a safe environment to process ADHD related issues in order to support students in achieving their personal, academic, and career goals. For eight weeks, each session will have specific topics (e.g., understanding ADHD, self-monitoring and stress management, goal setting and planning, organization, career decision making and exploration, social skills, communication and assertiveness, and time management).
Chilling Out: A CBT Approach for Anxiety
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.
Facing your Fears: CBT Exposure Therapy for Social Anxiety
Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm; Thursdays, 12pm-1pm
Most progress in the academic journey requires social effectiveness, when relating to others is anxiety provoking, you can miss out on social opportunities which can expand your life. Exposure therapy is a systematic behavior therapy that will guide you to work through your fears step-by-step. 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 and cultivate authentic social style.
- Learn effective calming strategies to regulate anxiety
- Learn an effective model of social relating
- Gain support & positive feedback on how to cultivate an authentic social style.
Finding Vitality: A CBT Approach for Depression
This skills-based group focuses on increasing your ability to manage symptoms, identify triggers, and increase coping strategies to manage depression.
Developing Wise Mind: DBT
Mondays, 3pm-4:30pm; Wednesdays, 3pm-4:30pm
This DBT-based skills training group will teach students how to regulate emotions with constructive coping skills.
Making Peace with Food
Wednesdays, 5pm-6:30pm; Thursdays, 3pm-4:30pm
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.
Choices and Change
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.
Students' Recovery Group
This group offers a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment for students to process their experience of living a sober lifestyle. The group aims to bolster students’ support systems and maintain their sobriety from alcohol or other substances.
Trans, Gender Non Conforming, Non Binary Process Group
This group provides gender non-conforming and transgender students a safe and
supportive space to discuss their personal experiences. Some issues that are addressed in group are social/medical transitioning and dealing with microaggressions and dead naming.
Queer Connections: Exploring Sexuality
This group provides a safe space for students of all gender identities to seek support and insight around their sexual orientations and coming out.
LGBTA +/MENA Group
This discussion group provides a safe space for individuals who identify as Middle
Eastern/North African and LGBTQIA+ to develop connections, share experiences, and build community.
Students of Color Process and Support Group
The group will serve as a space for undergraduate and graduate level students of color to explore and discuss their sociocultural identities (i.e, race, orientation, nationality, religion, SES, gender identity) in the context of personal experiences, world events, navigating academia and our ever changing society.
Asian-American, Asian, Pacific Islander (AAPI) Group
This group is a weekly psychotherapy group focused on processing racial identity and racism, sharing experiences, gaining support, and connecting with others.
First Generation Student Support Group
This group offers an affirming space for students who are the first members of their
family to attend college to discuss and process the dynamics, intersectionality, rewards, and challenges of this unique experience.
Graduate Student Support Group
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.
Law Students' Support Group
This group will provide a space for law school students to process their law school
experiences and to provide and receive support. It will focus on stress management, coping strategies, self-care, and law school-related concerns.
Dental and Nursing Students Support Group
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.
Dungeons & Dragons Therapy Support Group
This therapy support group is designed to create a safe, structured opportunity for participants to practice clinical skills, form meaningful connections, explore and connect with parts of their identity, solve problems, tell a personal and collaborative story, and have a little fun using the format of the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game. This is a closed group that will run weekly for 1.5 hours per session. Open to all, regardless of previous experience with D&D!
Women Identified Survivor Support and Empowerment
This group is designed to provide support to women-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.
Male Identified Survivor Support and Empowerment
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.
Unpacking Unhealthy and Abusive Intimate Relationships
This support group provides a safe, confidential space for students who have
experienced unhealthy or abusive intimate relationships to process what it means to be in a healthy relationship. The group will explore the relationship spectrum, warning signs of abusive behaviors, the different forms of abusive behaviors, and relationship boundaries. This group will also focus on developing ways to cope with the trauma of experiencing unhealthy and abusive relationships. Group members will not be required to share their trauma narratives in group, though some may choose to share.
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.
Gratitude and Acceptance: An ACT Approach to Building Self Worth
Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm - IN PERSON
This group will draw from ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - to explore how to use one's life goals and values to address everyday challenges and by gaining perspective on how to use psychological flexibility as a guidance through life's difficulties. Skills and strategies will be taught on how to move from self-doubt to self-esteem, from feeling stuck to moving towards growth.
Difficult Family Relationships Group
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
Mondays, 1pm-2pm OR Thursdays, 10am-11am
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.
Growth Through Connection
This group is appropriate for undergrads who would like to improve the quality of their relationships with other people. Unfulfilling relationships (professional, friendship, or romantic) may lead to feelings of disconnection and negatively affect mental health. This group will help participants learn about their current patterns of interaction and discover new ways of making better connections with others.