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.

Graduate Students USO

  • Wednesdays | 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays | 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays | 5-6:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Students USO

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

International Students USO

  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Tuesdays | 3-4:30 p.m.

AAPI Students USO

  • Open to undergraduate students
  • Thursdays | 1-2:30 p.m.

Specialty Groups

ED Skills Group

This group is for students struggling with disordered eating that will help participants build healthier lives. The group will teach mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and strategies for reducing social comparisons.

  • Mondays | 3-4:30 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.

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.

Graduate Women Support Group

This group is for anyone who identifies as a Graduate/PhD woman or transwoman dealing with the stress and anxiety of trying to balance life and relationships with Grad school.

  • Tuesdays | 1-2:30 p.m.

Survivor Group

A group for students who have experienced IPV related 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.

Building Resiliency

Start by learning skills to manage emotional distress and impulsive behaviors by using DBT techniques, moving in to learning about acceptance and minfulness and end with learning how to employ self-compassion to be able to maintain boundaries and skill use.

  • Tuesdays | 1:30-3 p.m.

ADHD Support Group

Learn skills to successfully stay focused and tap into the gifts of the faster than normal ADHD mind to better work for you.

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

PRIDE

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

  • Tuesdays | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Latinx Voices

This group is meant to be a safe space for Latinx students to share their stories, struggles, and successes of everyday life at NCSU. Students are welcome to discuss experiences related to their identity, cultural values, academics/career, family, relationships, and more. Students will learn about themselves, gain support from peers, and work on improving their self-care and life balance.

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students – Tuesdays | 5-6:30 p.m.

Pack in Action Recovery Group

Maintain abstinence from addictive behaviors, including substance use, gambling, gaming, porn/masturbtation, etc. 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.

  • Wednesdays | 2-3:30 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, nonbinary, genderqueer, genderfluid, or agender.

  • Thursdays | 1-2:30 p.m.

Rigidity to Flexibility

Radically Open DBT-based skills group. Designed for highly perfectionistic, rigid, rule-governed individuals who struggle with authentic emotional expression and building close, connected relationships.

  • Thursdays | 1-2:30 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.

ACT-Based Skills Group

Activity based, participatory group. for 6 weeks. Covers skills of self-compassion, mindfulness, centering values, and defussion. Helping students work towards meaningful lives in spite of negative thoughts, painful experiences, and fears.

  • Thursdays | 3-4:30 p.m.

Expressive Arts Group

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

  • Thursdays | 3-4:30 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 decisions around alcohol/drug/gambling/internet/gaming/porn/masturbation etc. . Students explore how use has led to difficulties, affects behavior, and ways to prevent recurring problems.

  • Fridays | 2-3:30 p.m.