Group Counseling and Support Are Available

Posted on 8/31/2009 8:47:01 AM

Sometimes a problem is better addressed through group counseling than with an individual counselor.

Research has shown that group counseling is as effective as individual counseling. Talking with other students who have similar experiences provides support and perspective. A number of counseling, support, and growth groups are offered at the Counseling Center in G31 Suites on Maple East. These groups usually include between four and 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), an sessions usually last thirty to forty-five minutes. To schedule this meeting or for more information: contact the Counseling Center at (724)357-2621, stop by G31 Suites on Maple East, or contact Christy Newberry at

Groups being offered this semester include Women’s, Men’s, Graduate Student, Interpersonal (co-ed), Hope and Healing (sexual assault survivors), and Meditation.