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.

Common Concerns About Group Counseling

I don’t think I could share in front of other people. 

Most students feel this way before beginning group therapy! It can sound intimidating to talk about personal issues in front of other people. Group facilitators are trained to help create a safe and supportive environment designed to create a comfortable space for students to give and receive care. Most students find that it gets much easier to share after one or two sessions! 

I won’t get as much focus on my concerns in a group

Part of what makes group therapy so powerful is that your concerns are often similar to what other students are struggling with. Although we encourage you to engage and advocate for yourself, students often find they can benefit by hearing how others are struggling with the same concerns.  

I will have to share all my deepest thoughts & feelings immediately. 

Not at all! Although you will get the most benefit from group by sharing vulnerably, you are only expected to share as much you feel safe and comfortable to do so. It can be helpful to start by sharing small reactions or by expressing care to others.  

Group doesn’t work as well as individual therapy

Studies show that group therapy is as effective as individual therapy, and in some cases can be more effective.  

Currently Offered Psychotherapy Groups

This is a therapy group where 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. 

Spring 2023 Group Times:
Tuesdays 1:00-2:30PM  
Thursdays 2:30-4:00 PM  

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 is facilitated by Jenai Copeland & Michael DiBianca and will meet Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00PM throughout the Spring 2023 semester. 


Join us as we embark on a quest for adventure & riches while also delving into the realm of insight, exploring personal growth, and creating community. This Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) inspired therapy group is a space where you can jump into a fantasy world, explore different ways of relating with others with your personalized character, and achieve personal growth through navigating puzzles and an exciting storyline with peers. No previous D&D experience necessary.  


This group meets Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00PM. If you would like to join or to learn more, please contact or .


Feeling like you have to bottle up how you’re really doing because of what others will think? Join us for Men’s Group, a therapeutic space where students can connect with other men around shared experiences, practice vulnerability, and learn effective ways to deepen relationships.  


This group meets Mondays from 2:00-3:30PM. All students who identify as male are welcome to join. If you would like to join or learn more, please contact or .

Currently Offered Support Groups

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 is facilitated by Dr. Oluwatofunmi Oni and will meet Tuesdays 4:00-5:00PM throughout the Spring 2023 semester.


This group is for anyone who identifies or wonders if they are LGBTQIA+ or queer. Whether you are clear about your identity, questioning, or far from sure, this group offers a queer space for students of all backgrounds to confidentially discuss and explore aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity in safety. Group topics are as varied as the participants but have included: discerning an identity, coming out/inviting in, family, religion, dating, etc. This group offers an opportunity to be with others like yourself.  

This group will meet Fridays 1:00-2:00PM throughout the Spring 2023 semester and is facilitated by Dr. Mike Zebrowski.

This group is a safe, supportive, and affirming space for Two Spirit, Trans, and Nonbinary students of all backgrounds to discuss and explore aspects of gender identity and gender expression. Group supports wherever you might be on your gender path – defining a new identity, trying out a new name or pronouns, considering gender affirming care, or simply wanting to feel understood and celebrated for being exactly who you are. 

This group will meet Thursdays 1:00-2:00PM or Fridays 3:00-4:00PM throughout the Spring 2023 semester and is facilitated by Dr. Mike Zebrowski. 

This is a group for folx 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 is designed to be a safe space for women of color to gather and support one another while discussing issues relevant to their lived experiences. 

This group is facilitated by Dr. Andrea Obah & Janae Cephas and will meet Mondays 4:00-5:00PM throughout the Spring 2023 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 is facilitated by Dr. Michelle Kirton will meet Fridays 10:00-11:00AM throughout the Fall 2022 Spring 2023 semester.  

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

Four sections of this group will be offered throughout the Spring 2023 semester on the following dates and times:  

2/13 – 2/28: Mondays, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

3/7 – 3/28: Tuesdays, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

4/3 – 4/17: Mondays, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

4/25 – 5/9: Tuesdays, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

This workshop series offers four sessions that help students learn valuable self-help skills. Students may choose to attend one or all the sessions offered. Dates and times for the four session topics are below:   


Friday February 17th 2:00PM
Wednesday March 8th, 3:00PM
Tuesday April 4th, 1:00PM
Monday April 17th, 10:00AM 

Distress Tolerance 

Friday February 24th, 2:00PM
Wednesday March 15th, 3:00PM
Tuesday April 11th, 1:00PM
Monday April 24th, 10:00AM 

Emotion Regulation 

Friday March 3rd, 2:00PM
Wednesday March 29th, 3:00PM
Tuesday April 18th, 1:00PM
Monday May 1st, 10:00am 

Interpersonal Effectiveness 

Friday March 10th, 2:00PM
Wednesday April 5th, 3:00PM
Tuesday April 25th, 1:00PM
Monday May 8th, 10:00am 


Executive Function Junction is a drop-in workshop appropriate for any students who are struggling with attention-related issues like focus, procrastination, poor study skills, low motivation, difficulty multitasking, avoidance of work, and in need of organization strategies for time management and planning. Students in need of support, tips and tricks will be able to meet other students having the same concerns, work collaboratively to increase accountability, and build community over shared experiences. 


Students will need to see a counselor first for one same-day appointment to discuss their needs and appropriateness for the group. 


This group meets Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:00pm starting March 14th.  

This is a 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. 

Three sections of this group will be offered throughout the Fall 2022 Spring 2023 semester on the following dates and times: 

2/16 – 3/9: Thursdays, 1:00PM-2:00PM
3/8 – 4/5: Wednesdays, 11:00AM-12:00PM
4/6 – 4/27: Thursdays, 1:00PM-2:00PM
4/19 – 5/10: Wednesdays, 10:00AM-11:00AM 

TUCC also offers several workshops facilitated by our peer educators. For more information, about please see our Peer Education Workshops