Group Counseling

Group Therapy

All groups are free and open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Counseling Center offers a wide selection of groups (see below for group listings). 

We also offer short-term workshop seminars (3-4 sessions) to build personal and interpersonal skills, and semester-long workshop seminars focused on personal growth and support.

What is Group Counseling?

Group experiences provide opportunities to:

  • identify with others who share similar concerns
  • increase self-awareness and self-acceptance
  • improve the quality of your life, work, and personal relationships 

How do I sign up for a group?

  • Some groups you can immediately register for by calling the Counseling Center at 410-704-2512. Other groups require meeting with an individual therapist first. Let our administrative staff know which group you want to join, and they will get you registered or schedule you for an initial appointment.
  • If you already have a scheduled appointment, talk with your counselor about your group of interest.

For more information about our groups, please email , the Coordinator of Group Services.

Currently Offered Psychotherapy Groups

This is a therapy group. In it, you will learn about yourself, how you relate to others, and how others relate to you. It is a unique experience of connection and trust, as members work to achieve personal and interpersonal goals for growth. 

Four separate groups meet throughout each semester.

Fall 2022 Group Times:
Mondays 2:00pm-3:30pm
Tuesdays 2:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesdays 1:30pm-3:00pm
Thursdays 2:30pm-4:00pm

Currently Offered Support Groups

Whether you are out, questioning, or not even sure, this group is for LGBTQIA students of all backgrounds to confidentially discuss and explore aspects of gender identity and sexual orientation in a safe space.

The group is support-based and is designed to encourage open discussion about:

  • gender
  • sexuality
  • coming out
  • relationships
  • family
  • community
  • other areas of your life that may be difficult to discuss elsewhere

This group will meet Fridays 1:00pm-2:00pm throughout the Fall 2022 semester. 

This group is for Two Spirit, Trans, and Non-binary students of all background to discuss and explore aspects of gender identity and gender expression in a safe space.

This group will meet Fridays 3:00pm-4:00pm throughout the Fall 2022 semester

This is a group for folks who identify as cis- and trans- Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC) to discuss issues relevant to them and seek support from other women of color to cultivate the spirit sisterhood and community among TU students.

This group will meet Mondays 4:00pm-5:00pm throughout the Fall 2022 semester. 

Currently Offered Workshops

This drop-in group meets for the entire semester and focuses on self-reflection and skill building to help students learn to be kinder to themselves. It addresses a range of concerns, including low self-esteem, negative self-talk, difficulties with body image, and other forms of not accepting oneself.

This group will meet Fridays 10:00am-11:00am throughout the Fall 2022 semester.

This three-session workshop helps students learn coping skills for anxiety informed by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. 

Three sections of this group will be offered throughout the Fall 2022 semester on the following dates and times: 

  1. 9/12 – 9/26: Mondays 1:00pm-2:00pm
  2. 10/24 – 11/7: Mondays 1:00pm-2:00pm
  3. 11/21 – 12/5: Mondays 1:00pm-2:00pm

This four-session workshop seminar helps students learn valuable self-help skills focused on topics such as:

  • Stress
  • Mindfulness
  • Coping skills
  • Understanding and managing emotions
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Distress tolerance

Four sections of this group will be offered throughout the Fall 2022 semester on the following dates and times:

  1. 9/12 – 10/3: Mondays 10:00am-11:00am
  2. 9/30 – 10/21: Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm
  3. 10/11 – 11/1: Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm
  4. 10/26 – 11/16: Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm

Three session weekly workshop seminar in which students will learn about mindfulness and have opportunities within the group to practice the skills.

This workshop is an introduction to meditation, including relaxation and visualization practices for reducing stress, improving concentration, and increasing self-acceptance.

Three sections of this group will be offered throughout the Fall 2022 semester on the following dates and times:

  1. 9/15 – 10/6: Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm
  2. 10/12 – 11/2: Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm
  3. 11/9 – 12/7: Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm

For information about our Peer Education Workshops