Students on the Pace Pleasantville Campus

Group Counseling

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 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 p.m.

    Upcoming Topics:

    • 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
    Passcode: JustAsk

New York City Groups and Workshops

To join any group: A Counseling Center screening is required. Call our front desk at (212) 346-1526 or contact Dr. Wendy Gonzalez-Canal at wgonzalezcanal@pace.edu (monitored weekdays 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.).

  • This workshop consists of three 55-minute Wednesday sessions during which you will learn assertiveness skills that will help you ask for what you want, set boundaries, and say no in relationships and other social interactions. The workshop is led by two therapists and provides a safe and confidential environment. Attendance of all three sessions is highly encouraged.

    Meeting Time:

    • Day 1- November 16: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
    • Day 2- November 30: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
    • Day 3- December 7: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom

    Assertiveness Workshop Registration

  • This workshop 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. The workshop is led by two therapists and provides a safe and confidential environment. Attendance of all three sessions is highly encouraged.

    Meeting Time:

    • Day 1- October 19: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
    • Day 2- October 26: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
    • Day 3- November 2: 12:05 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom

    Reduce Emotional Suffering Workshop Registration

  • 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.

    Meeting Time:

    • Friday: 12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • This group is a supportive, confidential, and safe environment where you can work with 4-7 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.

    Meeting Times:

    • Mondays: 3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. via Zoom
    • Tuesdays: 3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. via Zoom
    • Wednesdays: 3:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. via Zoom
    • Thursdays: 3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Westchester Campuses Groups and Workshops

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 cpdcoutreach@pace.edu (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 2022 groups and workshop offerings.

  • Are you a freshman struggling to adjust to college life? You are not alone! Join the Counseling Center’s First Year Adjustment Group to connect to other students, receive additional support, learn ways to cope with the stressors of college life, and improve your emotional well-being. If you’re interested in joining, please contact cpdcoutreach@pace.edu for more information or call (914) 773-3710. Group members will be required to pre-register for this group.

    Day/Time: Tuesdays, beginning on September 27, 2022 and ending November 1, 2022, 3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m., 6 sessions

    Facilitator: Caitlin Gardner

  • Feeling stressed out? Join the Counseling Center's Stress Management Workshop to learn more about stress, coping techniques, and how to manage holiday-related stressors. No pre-registration is required! Contact the Counseling Center by phone at (914) 773-3710, or email cpdcoutreach@pace.edu for more information. The workshop will take place in Mortola Birnbaum Library on three consecutive Tuesdays: November 29, 2022, December 6, 2022, and December 13, 2022 from 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.