What We Do

About Group Counseling

Group Schedule Spring 2018

Group counseling sessions offer an opportunity for you to meet others who have  similar experiences and who also want to pursue personal growth. Group counseling is a very effective way to learn about yourself and how others see you. In the supportive atmosphere of the group, you also may experiment with new, more rewarding ways of relating to people.

We have different types of groups depending on what you hope to get out of the experience.  Group counseling is on a space-available basis to registered students. Most groups have 5-8 members and meet once a week.  If you are interested in joining a group call 813-974-2831 to get started.


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Drop-In Groups

Come as often as you like. Drop-in groups are open to all registered USF students.

Relationship Reality - Tuesday, 5-6pm

What do "The Bachelor," "Temptation Island," and "First Dates" have in common?  They're all full of dating and relationship don'ts.  Join us at the Counseling Center for a discussion on how to make sure that your dating life doesn't end up looking like a reality TV show. (TV clips and fun included!)

Mindfulness Meditation  - Wednesday, 4-5 pm and Thursday, 3-4pm

We invite you to learn and practice the basics of meditation including mindfulness, calm breathing, body scans, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery. Come to one or come to all, but prepare to leave feeling relaxed.

Learning to Let Go - Tuesday, 4-5pm

Do you worry, feel anxious or are nervous all the time? Have you been told you need to stop worrying and let things go? Letting go is a skill that can be learned. This drop-in group will teach you skills to help you manage your experience of difficult emotions that get in the way of life goals.

Emotional Expression Through Art -  Wednesday, 3-4pm

A picture is worth a thousand words. Come draw, paint, color, or construct art
to express, decompress, and reduce stress. Discover your masterpiece by engaging
in self-expression through creating art.