What We Do

About Group Counseling

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USF Counseling Center group program has temporarily gone virtual!

These services are specific to our Tampa campus. Please visit the websites for St. Petersburg Wellness Center and Sarasota-Manatee Counseling & Wellness Center for campus-specific services.

Online group counseling sessions offer an opportunity for you to virtually 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. Online therapy groups are offered on a space-available basis to registered students. Most groups have 5-8 members and meet once a week. Click here to view our Fall 2020 Online Drop-in Workshops.

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Other than online therapy groups that students can join, we are facilitating two types of virtual, psycho-educational, drop-in sessions focused on helping students to thrive during this transition: Skill-Based Workshops and Chat & Connect. These 60-minute drop-in sessions are offered daily, Monday - Friday. No prior contact with the Counseling Center is required to attend these drop-in sessions - just go online at the appointed time! You can attend once, or come back as many times as you’d like. We hope you join us!  

  • Skill-Based Workshops are flexible and accessible ways to learn coping skills and share experiences with peers. 
  • Chat & Connect welcome discussions about specific topics, experiences, and identities. These spaces are designed to offer support and resources that are specific to your lived experiences, without the need for semester-long commitment.