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, joining a group is one of the most powerful and rewarding experiences they have during their NYU years.
All groups are being held virtually for the Fall 2020 semester.
Sign Up for a Group
To sign up for a group, call the main counseling phone line at (212) 998-4780. Prior to joining a group, 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. 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. Most groups start at the beginning of the semester and close mid-October.
Fall 2020 Virtual Group Counseling
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
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
Two sections: Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm & Thursdays, 12pm-1pm
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.
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.
Health & Wellness
Fridays, 1:30pm-3pm – Open enrollment all semester, join anytime.
This group offers students ongoing clinical and peer support for managing chronic medical conditions (invisible or visible). 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.
Living with Loss
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.
Loss and COVID-19
This group will provide a space for students to process their grief and gain support. It is open to students who have experienced loss of a loved one due to COVID-19.
Developing Wise Mind: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Two sections: Mondays, 3:30pm-5pm & Tuesdays, 3:30pm-5pm
This DBT-based skills training group will teach students how to regulate emotions with constructive coping skills.
DBT for Relationships
This group focuses on the use of DBT-based skills within close relationships including: partnerships, friendships and families. It will provide students a space to discuss the difficulties experienced within these relationships and teach students how to use their coping skills to manage distress, regulate emotions and create effective interpersonal communication. Prior DBT group experience required.
Making Peace with Food
Two Sections: Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:45pm & 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.
Transgender, Gender Nonconforming & Non-Binary Group
This group provides gender non-conforming and transgender students a safe and supportive space to discuss their personal experiences.
Coming Out Group
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm – Open enrollment all semester, join anytime.
This group provides a safe space for students of all gender identities to seek support and insight around their sexual orientations.
Students of Color Process & 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.
Growth Through Connection (Undergrads)
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
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.
Difficult Family Relationships
Two sections: Mondays, 4pm-5pm & Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm
This group offers students support for managing difficult family relationships. For example, navigating complicated family dynamics such as estrangement. Students will learn effective communication and boundary setting in this 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, relationship boundaries and 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.
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
Thursdays, 1pm-2pm – Open enrollment all semester, join anytime.
This group offers a safe, supportive and nonjudgemental 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.
Survivor Support and Empowerment for Women
This support group provides a safe space for students that identify as women who are survivors of sexual assault. The group aids in coping with the impacts of sexual trauma on day-to-day life.
Survivor Support and Empowerment for Men
This support group provides a safe space for students that identify as men who are survivors of sexual assault. The group aids in coping with the impacts of sexual trauma on day-to-day life.
Transgender, Gender Nonconforming & Non-Binary Survivors Group
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.