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.

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

Fall 2019 Groups

Academic Issues


Thursdays, 6pm-7:30pm
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

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

Wednesdays, 3:30pm-5pm
This skills-based group focuses on increasing your ability to manage symptoms, identify triggers, and increase coping strategies to manage depression.


Living with Loss

Mondays, 6pm-7pm
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.

Eating Concerns

Making Peace with Food

Two Sections: Wednesdays, 5pm-6:15pm & 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.

Emotion Regulation

Developing Wise Mind: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Tuesdays, 6pm-7:30pm
Thursdays, 6pm-7:30pm

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


Identity and Society

Fridays, 3pm-4:30pm
This group provides a space for students to think about and examine aspects of their marginalized sociocultural identity(ies) and intersections of identities. Students will have the opportunity to explore and process their reactions to current events and/or personal life experiences.

Transgender, Gender Nonconforming & Non-Binary Group

Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm
This group provides gender non-conforming and transgender students a safe and supportive space to discuss their personal experiences.


Growth Through Connection (Undergrads)

Tuesdays, 6pm-7:30pm
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.

Difficult Family Relationships

Mondays, 6pm-7:15pm
Tuesdays, 3:30pm-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.

DBT for Relationships

Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm
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.

Substance Use

Students Recovery Group

Thursdays, 12pm-1:30pm
This group offers a safe, supportive and non-judgemental 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.

Choices and Change

Tuesdays, 3pm-4:30pm
This group provides a nonjudgemental opportunity for students to discuss concerns about their substance use, identify motivations and triggers, and consider making changes in behavior.


Chronic Conditions

Fridays, 1:30pm-3pm
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.

Survivor Support and Empowerment for Women

Thursdays, 1:30pm-3pm
Fridays, 2pm-3:30pm

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

Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm
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 non-conforming, and Non-binary (TGNC/NB) Survivor Support and Empowerment

Fridays, 12pm-1pm
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.

All gender-specific groups (e.g. women and men) are inclusive of women and men of cisgender and transgender experience.



(212) 998-4780



(646) 997-3456