What We Do

About Group Counseling

Group Schedule summer 2019

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. Click here to view the Summer 2019 groups. If you are interested in joining a group call 813-974-2831 to get started.

three young men in a group


Drop-In Groups

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

Mindfulness Meditation • Monday, 4-5pm
Learn and practice the basics of meditation including mindfulness, calm breathing, body scans, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery.

Distress Tolerance • Tuesday, 4-5pm
Do you feel overwhelmed from intense emotional pain, have difficulty maintaining strong relationships with others, or find it difficult to stay present throughout the semester? Nobody asks for negative thoughts or emotions, but we all have to find ways to tolerate them. With distress tolerance skills, you can acknowledge what’s outside your control, find ways to calm yourself, and take steps towards a more valued life.

Emotional Expression Through Art •Wednesdays 4-5pm 
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.

Workshop series 

Move Forward
  • Tuesday 11am-12pm: May 21st, June 11th, July 2nd, July 23rd
  • Friday 1pm-2pm: May 17th, June 7th, June 28th, July 19th
Do you have difficulty managing the stress, anxiety, depression, or interpersonal relationships in your life? This dynamic rotating 3-week seminar is a crash course in teaching reliance skills to make the most out of your time at USF and in counseling. These skills will help you be more present with your experiences, learn how to let go of unnecessary thoughts and feelings, clarify your values, and take action to move towards a valued and better life.

  • Wednesday, 2-3:30pm: May 29th, June 26th
Do you want to make changes in your life but struggle to take action? If so, take this month-long “Level-Up!” challenge with us. “Level Up” is a motivational workshop designed to help you take concrete steps toward improving your sleep, diet, exercise, and self-efficacy. As a team, we will encourage one another to make meaningful changes, celebrate success, and take this game to the next level!