What is Group Counseling?
Group counseling is a very effective and efficient way to deal with many of the concerns that face undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. The Counseling Centers at the New York City and Westchester campuses offer a variety of groups. Some are traditional therapy groups, some are support groups around a particular theme, and some are psycho-educational groups.
Groups provide an opportunity for you to try out new behaviors, express feelings you have been hesitant to express, connect with others who share your concerns, assert yourself in different ways, learn new skills and experiment with novel ideas. Please select your campus below to learn more about the groups being offered this semester.
Virtual Workshops for All Campuses
Ask Anything is an eight part series to help students get questions answered about important topics that are sometimes hard to talk about. These brief drop-in sessions require no preregistration or commitment. Ask Anything is a safe space to bring questions about yourself, a friend or loved one, or just to learn more about the topic. Participants can ask questions anonymously and get candid answers in real time. Any Anything runs virtually on Zoom at 9:00 p.m., NO pre-registration required and features the following topics for this semester:
Asking Anything meets the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 p.m.
- September 21 - Drinking: How much is too much?
- October 19 - Gambling- New laws and all bets are on!
- November 16 - Marijuana- How high is too high?
Winter and Spring topics to be announced
Contact Jennie Sucilsky, PhD, LCSW-R at (914) 773-3710 for more information.
Ask Anything Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 915 2306 2853
To join any group: A Counseling Center screening is required. Call our front desk at (212) 346-1526.
This group consists of three 55-minute Wednesday sessions during which you will learn skills that will help you ask for what you want, set boundaries, and say no in relationships and other social interactions. This group will help you develop the skills to have more agency in your life and your relationships. This group is based in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and structured more like a class than a psychotherapy group. The group is led by two therapists and provides a safe and confidential environment. Attendance of all three sessions is highly encouraged.
Meeting Time (Group 1):
- Day 1- September 20: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
- Day 2- September 27: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
- Day 3- October 4: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
Meeting Time (Group 2):
- Day 1- November 15: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
- Day 2- November 29: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
- Day 3- December 6: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
This group consists of three 55-minute Wednesday sessions during which you will learn skills to identify and understand your emotions, as well as skills to change your emotional responses by learning to check the facts of the situation and problem solving accordingly. This group is based in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and structured more like a class than a psychotherapy group. The group is led by two therapists and provides a safe and confidential environment. Attendance of all three sessions is highly encouraged.
- Day 1- October 18: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. in person
- Day 2- October 25: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. in person
- Day 3- November 1: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. in person
This group rotates through 6 weeks of topics that teach skills for managing stress, depression, and anxiety. This group is based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and structured more like a class than a psychotherapy group. Through this group, you will learn concrete ways of relating differently to challenging thoughts or feelings that often get in the way of living a fulfilling productive life.
- Friday: 12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m. in person
This group is a supportive, confidential, and safe environment where you can work with 4-8 other group members toward achieving your goals by providing encouragement to one another, giving and receiving feedback, and experimenting with new ideas and behaviors. Through these experiences you can deepen your level of self-awareness, learn how you relate to others, and identify and explore feelings.
- Mondays: 3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. via Zoom
- Tuesdays: 3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. in person
- Wednesdays: 3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. in person
Our groups and workshops are aimed at helping you develop yourself and maximize your success! To join any group or workshop please call the Counseling Center at (914) 773-3710 or contact Caitlin Gardner, LCSW at email@example.com (monitored weekdays 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.). Some groups or workshops may require pre-registration. Click below to learn more about our Fall 2023 groups and workshop offerings.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a treatment modality that teaches individuals how to cope with and manage stressors to live their best life. In this 4-week virtual DBT group, students will learn distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills to help them de-escalate the intensity of their emotions, while maintaining desired level of functioning, safety, and refraining from engaging in unhelpful or dangerous behaviors. Please contact the Counseling Center at (914) 773-3710 for further information on joining.
The group with be Tuesday’s from 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. virtually, starting October 3, 2023 and ending October 24, 2023.
- October 3, 2023 - TIPP Skill
- October 10, 2023 - Self-Soothe Skill
- October 17, 2023 - Check the Facts Skill
- October 24, 2023 - ACCEPTS Skill