Sometimes concerns are better addressed through group counseling than with an individual counselor. There are still openings in two of the Counseling Center's groups for this semester: the Interpersonal Group and the “Not Just Straight” Group.
Research has shown that group counseling is as effective as individual counseling. Talking with other students who have similar experiences provides support and perspective. The following counseling, support, and growth groups are offered at the Counseling Center in G31 Suites on Maple East. These groups usually include four to nine students and are facilitated by one or two therapists. Group facilitators work to provide a safe, confidential environment where members are free to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and concerns as they are comfortable. Participation in these groups requires an initial meeting with the group facilitator(s), usually 30–45 minutes. To schedule this meeting or to ask questions, contact the Counseling Center at (724) 357-2621, stop by G31 Suites on Maple East, or contact Patti Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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