Group Counseling

Spring 2020 Counseling Center Support and Workshop-Style Groups

The Counseling Center typically offers a number of choices for group counseling, including both skills-based and process-based groups. Group titles are listed below. Click here for full descriptions.

  • Thrive!
  • Understanding Self and Others
  • Women's Group
  • Expressive Arts
  • Finding Your Calm
  • Coping Mindfully

What Should I Know about Group Counseling?

Group counseling can be a helpful experience for students. The power of group lies in the support and feedback given by other group members and by the therapists. Groups generally consist of between four and ten members, and are led by one or two therapists. While joining a group can feel intimidating, many mental health professionals believe that group treatment offers advantages which cannot be found in individual counseling or therapy. But don't worry, in a group you would not be coerced to speak about any issues you wish to remain private.

We offer several types of groups. Examples are shown below. New groups are often developed as needed. Not all groups are active currently, but please feel free to call the Counseling Center if you see a topic that you would like to inquire about.

TOPICS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

  • Assertiveness
  • Transitions to Pepperdine
  • Self-discovery
  • Men's Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress Management