• Group counseling services are based on availability. To learn about receiving this service, you will participate in a 20-30 consultation meeting.
  • Please call 352-392-1575 (8am-5pm) to arrange a brief consultation.
  • Learn more about brief consultations.

Share your experiences with a small group of your peers and a counselor.

During the online sessions, members listen to each other’s concerns and openly provide feedback, while the facilitator guides the conversation. These interactions help you gain an understanding of yourself and others, explore new ways of relating with others, and learn more about the ways you interact. Groups are as effective and in some cases, more effective than individual therapy. Many clients find group helps them to feel a greater sense of connection to others and normalizes what they are going through.

This is not a drop in appointment. Attendance is limited and a full semester’s commitment is required. Prospective telegroup members will be scheduled to attend a group therapy online screening appointment with the group leader(s) prior to attending.

Online Group Counseling Fall 2020

General Therapy

Release feelings about distressing experiences, develop insights about interpersonal patterns through support and feedback, create connections, and build trust in yourself and others. Open to all students. All USO groups are held online during Fall 2020.

Mondays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Release feelings about distressing experiences, develop insights about interpersonal patterns through support and feedback, create connections, and build trust in yourself and others. For graduate students.

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Mindful Living & Coping Skills

This group provides information about the nature of anxiety and opportunities to explore and challenge thinking patterns that reinforce anxiety. We build coping skills together so that you feel safe as we practice graduated exposure and reduce avoidance behaviors that get in your way. This group will assist you in facing your anxiety symptoms and learning practical ways to reduce the distress you experience.

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Learn and practice Meditation, a time- tested method for helping people quiet their minds, feel more relaxed, and non judgmentally focus on the present.
Led by Drs. Felicia Brown & Jill Vella

Peer Support

For exploring voices, visions, plurality, presences, premonitions, and other extreme, “unusual,” poetic, spiritual or otherwise alternative beliefs, perspectives, or experiences.
For more information, please visit: counseling.ufl.edu/experiential/
Led by Drs. Sunni Lutton & Jim Probert
Develop awareness of personal and relational patterns, view life experiences from many angles, and create new ways of seeing, thinking and doing. To learn more about Intentional Peer Support please visit intentionalpeersupport.org/what-is-ips

Tuesdays

Develop plans for maintaining wellness and for addressing signals of increasing distress. Group emphasizes hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support. To learn more about WRAP please visit mentalhealthrecovery.com/wrap-is

Led by Drs. Sunni Lutton & Jill Vella

Sexual Orientation & Gender

Explore issues related to sexual orientation and gain support in integrating your identity with other areas of your life.

Led by Dr. Carlos Hernandez & Colby Hampton

Explore the challenges and joys of integrating one’s gender identity and expression. Process your unique journey through self-awareness and exploration leading towards a greater sense of self-acceptance.

Led by Dr. Carlos Hernandez & Taylor Morris

Specific Populations Groups

During the unique experience of graduate school, receive support to survive and flourish, and have a place to discuss your stresses and joys.

Led by Drs. Shinlay Rivera & Spurty Surapaneni

Discuss cultural, career, educational, relational and financial concerns unique to international students and identify available resources to help you.

Led by Dr.Shu-Yi Wang & Jonathan Huffman

Black women are empowered in discussing concerns facing them today and in gaining rituals, self-care, and connectedness for conquering negative patterns.

Led by Dr. Analesa Clarke & Savoury

Themed Groups

Workshop format. This 5 week group works to educate and engage White people in antiracist action. The focus is on self-reflexivity and increasing awareness of our socialization in white supremacist culture.
Led by Dr. Clark Slagle
Share grief experiences while receiving support from others who have lost a loved one. Develop personal approaches to the grieving process.

Led by Drs. Shinlay Rivera & Sunie Kim

This is a skills and support based group that focuses on
a) learning about ADHD/ADD
b) identifying ways in which ADHD/ADD affects daily functioning and many aspects of life
c) Gaining skills and tools to cope with symptoms and enhance the quality of life.
The group is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.
Note: Students must have a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD (by a psychiatrist or comprehensive evaluations) to be considered for this group.

Led by Drs. Sneha Pitre and Saloni Taneja

For women with eating disorders who would like to examine their lelationship with food and their bodies, and who are in or have been in individual therapy.

Led by Drs. Jennifer Stuart & Ana Cikara

Women survivors continue their healing journey through connection with other survivors and in learning practices for self-care empowerment.

Led by Drs. Julie Abrams-Bernier & Shinlay Rivera

Discuss your use of alcohol and other drugs in a non-judgmental setting. Develop an understanding of drugs of abuse and potential effects, and identify warning signs.

Led by Jessica McGrath



We asked clients: “What do you want other students to know about group?”

  • “My experiences in group have made me more accepting of myself…”
  • “(Group) really helped me to have a healthier college experience.”
  • “It made me feel cared about and motivated me to change my behavior.”
  • “My whole perspective changed and I learned more than I could have ever imagined.”
  • “Group helped me feel connected with others not only in therapy, but in every aspect of my life.”
* If you are looking for something that does not require an appointment or weekly commitment check out our workshops. Our workshops are led by CWC associates who teach you coping skills and wellness habits that support mental health.


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