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 (gc914@nyu.edu) 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 gc914@nyu.edu.

Fall 2022 Virtual Group Counseling

The following groups will be offered for the Fall 2022. The days/times of these groups are coming soon! Please call 212-998-4780 or email gc914@nyu.edu if you are interested in any of our groups.

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Anxiety

Chilling Out: A CBT Approach for Anxiety

Thursdays, 1pm-2pm
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 or 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.

  1. Learn effective calming strategies to regulate anxiety
  2. Learn an effective model of social relating
  3. Gain support & positive feedback on how to cultivate an authentic social style.

Depression

Finding Vitality: A CBT Approach for Depression

Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm
This skills-based group focuses on increasing your ability to manage symptoms, identify triggers, and increase coping strategies to manage depression.

Emotion Regulation

Developing Wise Mind: DBT

Mondays, 3pm-5pm or Wednesdays, 3pm-5pm
This DBT-based skills training group will teach students how to regulate emotions with constructive coping skills.

Eating Concerns

Making Peace with Food

Wednesdays, 5pm-6:15pm or Thursdays, 3pm-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.

Substance Use

Choices and Change

Tuesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm
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

Thursdays, 4pm-5pm
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. 

Identity

Trans, Gender Non Conforming, Non BInary Process Group

Mondays, 5pm-615pm
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.

Coming Out Group

Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm
This group provides a safe space for students of all gender identities to seek support and insight around their sexual orientations.

LGBTA +/MENA Group:

Day/Time: TBD
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

Fridays, 3:30pm-5:00pm
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.   

First Generation Student Support Group

Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm
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.

Trauma

Women Identified Survivor Support & Empowerment

Tuesdays, 2pm-3:15pm
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

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.

Storytelling Group

Thursdays, 3pm-4:30pm, Held in-person
This is a group for all gender identities who have experienced sexual violence and are in a place in their healing where they can share their story in a room with supportive people who have experienced trauma. Participants often find connection, meaning, understanding and support through sharing their story. Hearing other stories of trauma can be difficult but it can be powerful to give and receive compassion. Participants must be at least six months from their trauma experience and be able to attend all sessions without exception, as this is a key factor in creating a safe, consistent and supportive space to share. Participants must also be participating in individual weekly therapy, either on or off campus and must be able to attend two screenings with the group facilitator.

Unpacking Unhealthy and Abusive Intimate Relationships

Wednesdays, 2pm-3:15pm
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.

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.

Relationships

Difficult Family Relationships Group

Mondays, 3:30-4:45pm
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

Mondays, 3pm-4pm or Thursdays 3:30pm-4:30pm
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

Tuesdays, 3pm-4:15pm
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.

Graduate Student Support Group

Thursdays, 4pm-5:15pm
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.

Law Students' Support Group

Running Spring 2023
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.

Performers' Group

Day/Time: TBD
This is a group for undergraduate & graduate performing arts majors (singers, actors, dancers, musicians) to process and support each other around issues related to training for and pursuing a career in the performing arts. Themes of the group may include: imposter syndrome, performance anxiety, dealing with injuries and illness, sustaining motivation and dealing with rejection.

Dental and Nursing Students Support Group

Running Spring 2023
This group will provide a space for dental and nursing school students to process their experiences and to provide and receive support. It will focus on stress management, coping strategies, work/life balance and career related concerns.

New Groups Coming Soon!

  • Athlete’s Support Group
  • Good Mood Group: Support for Mood Disorders

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