• 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 Summer 2021

All Groups are for Summer Session C (May 10-August 6) unless otherwise specified.

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 Summer 2021.

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

 

Through creative mediums (e.g., music, poetry, photography, collage, metaphors, writing, guided imagery, etc.), you will have opportunities to develop insights about yourself and others, explore your cultural identities, and process feelings about challenging experiences. No previous art experience needed. All creative supplies will be free online resources we will share.

Led by Drs. Emi Lenes & Shu-yi Wang

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.

Led by Drs. Saloni Taneja& Sneha Pitre

Release feelings about distressing experiences, develop insights about interpersonal patterns through support and feedback, create connections, and build trust in yourself and others. This group is specifically for black graduate students.

Led by Dr. Analesa Clarke

Based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), this group aims to help members become aware of patterns of how they view themselves and others, when they make unhelpful interpretations and engage in behaviors which perpetuate unhelpful thinking. Members will learn to develop alternative and helpful ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that will reduce psychological distress and enhance well-being.
Led by Drs. Geoff Lee & Saloni Taneja

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

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

Led by Drs. Jim Probert & Jill Vella

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

Specialty

Black womxn need a healing space to express, explore and embrace their true selves. Group members will discuss current issues, address old wounds and celebrate their magic.

Mondays

Wednesdays

This skills and support based group focuses on learning about ADHD/ADD, identifying ways in which ADHD/ADD affects many aspects of life, and gaining skills and tools to cope with symptoms to enhance the quality of life. 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 & Saloni Taneja

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 Dr. Shinlay Rivera & Meagan Henry

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

Led by Dr. Shu-Yi Wang & Anqi Yu

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

Led by Dr. Carlos Hernandez & Michael Murgo

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



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.