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Counseling Center
University of Mississippi

Group Therapy

Students often find themselves feeling isolated or alone in their challenges, experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Group Therapy allows students to feel understood, supported, and encouraged by their peers in a safe, supportive, and confidential space. Groups are free for currently enrolled students, meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes, include up to 10 participants, and are facilitated by clinical staff members. The UCC offers a variety of groups based upon the unique needs and interest areas of the University students.

If you are interested in a group, please contact the Counseling Center to learn more!

General Therapy

This group helps students to address a variety of presenting concerns in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support Group

This group provides a safe and supportive opportunity to connect and heal with others who have experienced unwanted sexual contact and/or other forms of sexual trauma. Two survivor support groups will be offered, one for men and one for women.

Graduate Support Group

This group is a safe and confidential space for graduate students to gain perspective and insight into themselves, learn appropriate coping skills for stressors, and normalize their experiences of being a graduate student.

LGBTQ+ Group

This group offers support, unity, and a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to voice concerns, share struggles and triumphs, and gain support from peers and counselors.

Recovery Support Group

This is a group for individuals who are maintaining abstinence from all substances. Individuals will learn ways to enhance motivation, challenge faculty beliefs, enhance coping skills, and ultimately change behaviors related to alcohol and substance use. This group offers credit for the CRC.

Healing From Unhealthy Relationships Group

This group offers students who have been impacted by an unhealthy relationship a safe and supportive space to process and heal. The group will focus on allowing space for members to connect with each other and explore the healing process. Topics discussed in a group may include empowerment, self- exploration, social support, building healthy relationships, and advocacy and resources.

Women’s Support Group

This group offers a safe space for women to come together and support one another through shared challenges, stressors, concerns, & successes in managing life. This group may include discussions related but not limited to academics, relationships, societal pressures, and everyday life.

Feeding Your Feelings Group

This group is for females who struggle with disordered eating, body image issues, and perfectionistic thinking. Join us to discuss healthier techniques of nourishing your body and your self-worth while managing pressures to look and feel a certain way.

Dealing With Distress Group

This is a skills-based group that focuses on teaching students how to manage chronic negative emotions and/or behaviors (suicidal thoughts, self-harm, etc.) through distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness skills.

Have an idea for a group not listed? Let us know!