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. – 3 p.m. (exception of Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
General USO Groups
Understanding Self and Others (USO)
Understanding Self and Others is a supportive space intended to help students process complex thoughts, feelings, ideas, and experiences (personal, academic, and professional), focus on personal growth, build self-esteem, and give and receive feedback from other group members and facilitor(s). These interactions offer an opportunity to gain insight, knowledge, and skills and explore new ways of thinking and interacting in a safe, confidential environment.
- Open to graduate students
This group is designed for Asian, Pacific islander, and South Asian American identified undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for support and insight through connection.
For students who would like to address a variety of anxiety-related concerns (e.g. panic attacks, generalized anxiety, test anxiety).
- Receive education on anxiety
- Learn coping skills to manage anxiety-related symptoms
Designed to promote knowledge and skills for navigating relationships of all types.
- Learn about your relational style and how early life experiences contribute to patterns of interacting
- Beginning to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy relationships
- Build skills for developing positive and rewarding relationships with friends, partners, and family members
For students who would like to learn quick and useful tools to manage stress, psychological pain, anxiety, and other challenges.
- Learn to recognize your internal thoughts and feelings
- Gain insight and develop a sense of what you would like to change in your life and how to accomplish it
- Practice mindfulness and improve coping skills.
For students who would like to address a variety of depression-related concerns (e.g. low mood, fatigue, numbness, negative thinking, concentration problems, withdrawal from friends or activities).
- Receive education on depression
- Learn coping skills to manage depression-related symptoms
For students who would like to learn and practice mindfulness.
- Learn to apply mindfulness techniques to manage, stress, enhance focus, improve immune function and overall well-being.
- Practice brining awareness to the present moment with compassion
- Practice mindfulness and improve coping skills
Experiential group, covers skills of perspective taking, self-compassion, mindfulness, identifying values, and committed action. Goal is to help students live a meaningful values based life in spite of negative thoughts and painful experiences.
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
Start by learning skills to manage emotional distress and impulsive behaviors by using DBT techniques, moving in to learning about acceptance and mindfulness and end with learning how to employ self-compassion to be able to maintain boundaries and skill use.
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.
Learn skills to successfully stay focused and tap into the gifts of the faster than normal ADHD mind to better work for you.
Support and skill-building for those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Undergraduate and graduate students welcome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore life issues, worries, and concerns in a small, safe, confidential setting. Share support and caring with other students in the LGBTQ++ community.
Self exploration and stress reduction through art, movement, music, and poetry.
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.