Current Counseling Groups

Interested in learning more or getting started with a group? Give us a call at 919.515.2423 (during triage hours*) to speak to a triage clinician and ask about joining a group. If you are already connected to a counselor, please speak with the counselor first.

*Triage hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (exception of Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

We also offer drop-in spaces throughout the semester that do not require registration. Visit drop-in spaces to learn more.

General USO Groups

Understanding Self and Others (USO)

Understanding Self and Others is a process group where you can learn about how you relate to others and experiment with new ways of relating. In the process you can grow as a person and learn how to develop more satisfying relationships.

Latinx USO

Open to both undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Latinx.

  • Tuesdays | 5-6:30 p.m.

Expressive Arts and Creative USO

Open to undergraduate students and utilizes short expressive arts and creative experiences, along with processing, based on group members presenting concerns.

  • Wednesdays | 2:30-4 p.m.

Graduate USO

  • Mondays | 4:30 -6 p.m.
  • Thursdays | 4:45-6:15 p.m.
  • Fridays | 10-11:30 a.m.

Undergraduate USO

  • Mondays | 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays | 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays | 1-2:30 p.m.

International Student USO

  • Tuesdays | 3-4:30 p.m.

Specialty Groups

Women of Color

Explore and discuss topics related to identity, emotional and social health, role expectations, and relationships as a woman of color – with other women in a safe and supportive setting.

  • Graduate – Mondays | 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Undergraduate – Tuesdays | 4-5:30 p.m.

The Shop

The Shop is an authentic space for students who identify as black men. The group exists on a foundation of respect, community, and authenticity. All black male students are invited to come join a community that accepts and empowers their identity.

  • Mondays | 4-5:30 p.m.

Survivor Group

A group for students who have experienced traumatic life events. Members learn insights about how past experiences impact their current life and learn skills to manage emotions.

  • Tuesdays | 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

ADHD Support Group

Learn skills to successfully stay focused and figure out ways to make the ADHD mind work for you.

  • Graduate – Tuesdays | 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Undergraduate – Wednesdays | 3-4:30 p.m.

PRIDE Group

Explore life issues, worries, and concerns in a small, safe, confidential setting. Share support and caring with other students in the LGBTQ++ community.

  • Tuesdays | 4-5:30 p.m.

Nourish to Flourish

This weekly group focuses on building curiosity, acceptance, and trust in our relationship to food, feelings, self, and others. We will learn to view our bodies, abilities, and emotions from a more balanced and nurturing perspective while liberating ourselves from the constraints and narratives of diet culture. 

  • Wednesdays | 3-4:30 p.m.

Expressive Arts Group

Self exploration and stress reduction through art, movement, music, and poetry.

  • Wednesdays | 3-5 p.m.
  • Thursdays | 2-4 p.m.

Neurodiversity Social Hour

Support and skill-building for those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Undergraduate and graduate students welcome.

  • Thursdays | 3-4:30 p.m.

Building a Healthy Pack

A process group for students who want to further explore their relationships with others/relationship dynamics. This group is intended for students who seek a space to gain understanding on how to better navigate interpersonal relationships and foster healthy connections with others. 

  • Thursdays | 3-4:30 p.m.

Transcending and Connecting

A support-based counseling group for students who identify on the trans spectrum. This includes anyone whose gender identity does not align with the sex assigned to them at birth (or not all the time), including but not limited to someone who is transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, or agender.

  • Thursdays | 12:30-2 p.m.

Pledge to Service and Self: Veterans Group

Find community and support navigating the unique experience of life as a student Veteran at NC State. Join us for confidential group sessions to connect with others. All student Veterans welcome!

  • Fridays | 9-10:30 a.m.

Pack in Action Recovery Group

Maintain abstinence from addictive behaviors, including substance use, gambling, and gaming. You will be in a supportive and safe place, among other students in recovery, where you can develop strategies and tools to support your own recovery.

  • Fridays | 1-2:30 p.m.

Perfection Trap

Examine identity issues, self-esteem and body image concerns, relationship issues, and academic expectations related to perfectionism.

  • Fridays | 1-2:30 p.m.

Come As You Are (CAYA)

Work on making healthier alcohol/drug/gambling/internet and/or gaming decisions. Students explore how use has led to difficulties, affects behavior, and ways to prevent recurring problems.

  • Fridays | 2-3:30 p.m.