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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

These groups provide a safe and supportive opportunity to connect and heal with others who have experienced unwanted sexual contact and/or other forms of sexual trauma.

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.

SMART Recovery Group

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a science-based program designed to help individuals resolve problems related to any addiction (alcohol, drugs, eating, gambling). This is an abstinence-based program and offers credit for the CRC. It meets virtually on Thursdays @ 1 p.m.​​​Meeting ID: 942 5228 6444

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.  

International Student Group

This support group is for international students. Many international students face challenges due to cross‐cultural adjustment like homesickness, loneliness, academic distress, language difficulties, different levels of social and academic success than what they are used to, and more. This is a safe and supportive environment to come talk about these concerns or others you may have during your time at the University of Mississippi.

Grief Support Group

This group is designed to be a therapeutic space for students who have experienced grief and loss. The group will be an opportunity for students to share their stories and hold support for their peers.

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