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In group therapy students meet together as a group to describe, discuss and learn from their problems under the supervision of a therapist.

  • Many students are surprised to learn they enjoy group work as much if not more than individual therapy.
  • Research shows that for many issues group therapy is just as effective as individual therapy. 

Some of our groups require an intake screening first, while others are open. To learn more click the group below or email us at:


Counseling Center Groups for Spring 2018



2:30-4:00 pm

Understanding Self & Others

Culp Center, Meeting Room 2


12 noon-1:30 pm

Tools for Change

Culp Center, Meeting Room 4A


12 noon-1:30 pm

SMART Recovery

Culp Center, Meeting Room 4A


9:45-11:00 am

Trans Support Group



4:00-6:30 pm


Culp Center Meeting Room 4A


Group descriptions

Understanding Self & Others. A process therapy group for students wishing to gain insight into personal & interpersonal dynamics in their lives.  Also well-suited for anixety, depression and self-esteem issues. Open group, but initial interview required.

Starts Monday, January 29, 2018.

Contact Dan Jones to join:  


FemSex. A group to explore one's own sexuality and relationship identity, as well as one's intimate relationships/partnerships with others. Closed group.

Info session (highly recommended): Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm, D.P. Culp Center, Meeting Room 4A.

Starts Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Contact Kate Emmerich:  


Trans Support Group. A support group for students who personally identify as transgender. Open group, but interview required.

Starts Thursday, January 25, 2018. (Call or email for location, (423) 439-3333.)

Contact Beth Evelyn Barber:


SMART Recovery. Science-based addiction recovery group for students that seek to empower themselves to take responsibility for their own recovery through every day behavioral changes.  SMART can help with any addictive behavior. Open group.

Info session: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 12 noon, D.P. Culp Center, Meeting Room 4A

Starts Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Contact:  Cam Chapman,


Tools for Change.  A group to help students learn tools to cope with life. Open group.

Starts Tuesday, February 13.

Contact:  Diana Kuehl,




Other Recommended Campus Groups

Outside the BoxA social group for neurodivergents, friends and allies.  Bring your lunch.

Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in Disability Services, D.P. Culp Center, Room 333.

Contact:  Mary Little,


Open Space. A support group for integrating and celebrating your identity as both LGBTQ and religious/spiritual. Snacks provided!

Starts Tuesday February 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The Presbyterian Campus House, 1412 College Heights Rd.

Supported by PFLAG



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