Groups

Group Therapy

Click here for a quick look at Fall 2022 Group Offerings.

Counseling services provides both general interpersonal therapy groups and topic based groups to support your well-being! Group is designed to help students connect and build community while learning new coping skills in a safe, supportive, accepting space.

So, what is Group Therapy all about?

You are important, your well-being and mental health are important, group provides a great space to grow and nurture you!

  • Connectedness: Having a safe place to talk to others about your concerns. A place that supports acceptance.
  • Universality: Feeling you’re not alone and realizing that others share the same problems, challenges, fears.
  • Feedback: Group is a safe place to learn how you’re perceived by others and a chance to practice being assertive communication by giving others feedback. Group can help you find your voice!

Students are encouraged to bring problems big and small to group, if it’s important to you it’s important in group!  Some common themes students explore in group include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Feeling uncomfortable in social situations
  • Family stressors
  • Relationship problems
  • Identity and developmental exploration
  • Academic stress
  • Dealing with uncomfortable feelings
  • Grief and loss

The bottom line is that group helps students connect and feel less alone in their struggles while providing a space to work on problem solving and positive change.

What can YOU get out of group?

Students tell us they get a lot out of group. Read what students are saying about their group therapy experiences!

What Students Say About Group

A group screening is required prior to joining a group. Screening appointments can be scheduled by calling University Counseling services, 414-229-7429 or by contacting Lynn Mucha, LCSW mucha@uwm.edu.