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 2021 Group Times:
Mondays 2:00-3:30 PM
Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 PM
Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 PM
Thursdays 2:30-4:00 PM

This group is open to students of all gender identities who are survivors of sexual and relationship violence. The group will offer support and solidarity to survivors and will teach coping skills to promote emotion regulation and distress tolerance.

This group will meet Tuesdays 10:30-12:00 PM throughout the Fall 2021 semester. 

This group is for students who have lost someone and would like a space to connect with others who have had similar experiences.  Students in this group gain support and learn coping strategies with other students who have suffered a significant loss in their lives. They learn about the grieving process and work through significant losses with other students who understand what it feels like. This group will discuss issues such as social responses to loss, changing life roles, grief across cultures and religions, and more.

This group will meet Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 AM throughout the Fall 2021 semester.

 

Currently Offered Support Groups

This group is an opportunity to join with students who want to build community, grow networks, and add to one's resources. Themes may include: navigating unfamiliar situations, juggling finances and socializing, managing responsibilities and guilt, translating abilities to college success and empowerment through connecting with help and support. 

This group will meet every other Monday from 3:00-4:30 PM throughout the Fall 2021 semester. 

This group brings together graduate students to gain support and advice in navigating the unique challenges that come with pursuing graduate education. 

This group will meet Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 PM through the Fall 2021 semester. 

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 1:00-2:00 PM throughout the Fall 2021 semester. 

This group provides a supportive space for individual who identify as immigrants (1st gen, 1.5 gen, 2nd gen, etc.). Students are provided opportunities to receive support related to the immigrant experience, such as family stressors, bicultural identity issues, identity development, U.S. immigration issues, and more.

This group will meet Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM throughout the Fall 2021 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 Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 PM throughout the Fall 2021 semester. 

A space for TU student-athletes to process their experiences and seek support.

This group will meet every other Thursday 4:00-5:00 PM in Towson Center-Fishbowl Lounge throughout the Fall 2021 semester.

Currently Offered Workshops

This group meets for the entire semester, but 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 10:00-11:00 AM throughout the Fall 2021 semester.

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

Six sections of this group will be offered throughout the Fall 2021 semester on the following dates and times:

  1. 9/13-10/4: Mondays 11:00-12:00
  2. 9/28-10/19: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00
  3. 10/15-11/5: Fridays 3:00-4:00
  4. 10/27-11/17: Wednesdays 11:00-12:00
  5. 11/9-11/30: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00
  6. 11/12-12/10: Fridays 3:00-4:00 (skipping the week of Thanksgiving break)

Four 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.

Six sections of this group will be offered throughout the Fall 2021 semester on the following dates and times:

  1. 9/17-10/8: Fridays 2:00-3:00
  2. 9/29-10/20: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00
  3. 10/11-11/1: Mondays 3:30-4:30
  4. 10/26-11/16: Tuesdays 9:30-10:30
  5. 11/8-11/29: Mondays 3:30-4:30
  6. 11/10-12/8: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 (skipping the week of Thanksgiving break)


For information about our Connecting During COVID "CDC" Group.
For information about our Peer Education Workshops